2008 FADO Performance Art Centre’s What is Important? Workshop

Offered as a declaration, a challenge, a list, and a question, What is Important? gathers students and emerging artists of all levels for a 5-day immersion in the processes and creation of a new performance work. The workshop culminates in two public performances where participants will present their findings, their own visions, and versions of “what is important” in performance.


What is Important? Performance Art Workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling
Friday October 17 to Tuesday October 21 Workshop
Thursday October 23  5 pm Participant performances
Friday October 24 5 pm Participant performances
Toronto Free Gallery

Presented by FADO Performance Art Centre in conjunction with the 7th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

For the past 10 years, BBB Johannes Deimling has devoted much of his artistic practice to working directly with young, emerging and fellow performance artists in intensive workshop environments. During the workshop, participants will work with a variety of techniques and exercises Deimling has developed over the years, meant to focus one’s own perception of personality, develop skills to communicate with the body, and transform ideas into a performative work. Personal perception and experience colour and characterize how we communicate and deal with the body in time and space during performance. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the body as a tool and to use this tool to communicate effectively.

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