Verb Frau TV Season 7 now online

In 2016, we invited Vancouver-based artist Margaret Dragu to create a daily livestream during the 11th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, which resulted in the production of VERB FRAU TV Season 5: 7a*11d. She ...
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Louise Liliefeldt performing at the Theatre Centre

Tender considerations

By Geneviève Wallen • Januray 14 2019. • As a writer commissioned to report on this year’s 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, this was the first time I had attended the entire festival. My ...
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Elvira Santamaría performing Salt Cartographies at Sur Gallery


By Francesco Gagliardi Over the last 21 years and 12 festivals, 7a*11d, Toronto’s International Festival of Performance Art, has presented performances in the streets, in galleries and storefronts, in repurposed schools and converted industrial spaces ...
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TouVA‘s The 7th Sense: Practicing Dialogues / Practicing Workshops / Practicing the Daily Performative / Practicing Performance Art book cover

2018 Publications and Multiples Launch

Thursday October 4, 2018 5 pm – 7 pmThe Theatre Centre An event of the 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art Every festival, many of our participating artists arrive with a treasure trove of ...
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James Luna performing American Indian Study's at Workman Theatre

In Memoriam: James Luna

By Johanna Householder James Luna | February 9, 1950 – March 4, 2018 James Luna had a long and deep connection to Canada and he was a pivotal influence for many indigenous and settler artists, ...
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7a*md8 on-line Event Poster

7a*md8 On Line artist interviews

As part of our On Line social media residency project, each of the artists who participated was asked to provide answers to a series of interview questions: 1. Tell us about your practice in general ...
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7a*md8 (Mediate)

7a*md8 (Mediate)

7a*md8 consists of a series of multi-platform performance-for-the-camera screenings and digital residencies distributed across a range of Toronto cultural spaces as well as online platforms. The Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC) has a record of ...
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Tanya Mars making opening announcements at the 11th 7a*11d Festival at Geary Lane

2016 Festival Bloggers’ Reflection

By Jessica Karuhanga A conversation between Jessica Karuhanga and Michelle Lacombe M. Having seen some previous editions of 7a*11d, what, to you, distinguished this one from other incarnations? Did it feel representative of the festival? ...
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Doyon/Demers performing Après Niagara Falls at Geary Lane


Après Niagara Falls By Michelle Lacombe DOYON/DEMERS (Hélène Doyon and Jean-Pierre Demers), Après Niagara Falls 7a*11d 2016 PHOTO Henry Chan The first time I saw Doyon/Demers perform was only a few years ago. I was ...
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Cindy Baker performing Crash Pad at OCAD U Anniversary Gallery

Cindy Baker

By Michelle Lacombe Crash Pad Cindy Baker has been occupying OCAD University’s Anniversary Gallery for three days. The space itself is a small glass room with a carpeted floor inside a slightly larger room with ...
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