Event

Open Scores Workshop with Lo Bil

In this Walk in LePARC workshop, we will be finding ways to be together in our not knowing. Through short embodied prompts, setting shared parameters and asking questions, we will hold space for one another individually and collectively without having to use the specificity of language and without having to describe what we’re working on. It is less about looking, and more about asking yourself: how does the energy in the space propel me into my own interests?  What is the effect of being in a co-working space that invites movement? 

Latecomers will be admitted until 6pm, that said, the warm up will assist you in your travels. You don’t need to have a movement practice to join, this is a cross-disciplinary proposal in which people are welcome to bring something they are working on, whether a material project, writing, or music – although music might be best contained through headphones. Comfortable clothing is suggested but not necessary. Not bringing any materials, questions or desires is also a great place to begin.  

Masks and physical distancing will be maintained. 

To register, write to leparc.milieux@gmail.com 

lo bil (she-her) is a cross-disciplinary artist who creates experiments to generate intuitive felt research through moving-thinkings, spontaneous utterance, impulse-based scores, object manipulation, unexpected humour, and inter-relational proposals with the audience. She has performed her work in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Chicago, New York, Mexico City, Berlin, Amsterdam and Glasgow; and at venues including: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Harbourfront Centre, Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Festival, First Thursdays at AGO, Luminato Online, Nuit Blanche, Flowchart at Dancemakers, Summerworks, Fringe and Rhubarb Performance Festivals.  

In 2022, Lo received a Chalmers Award to expand performance methods with mentor Fiona Griffiths and was selected for a Studio 303 residency in Montreal to develop her participatory score, COMPASS. Lo is the recipient of a Kathy Acker Award (2019) and FADO Performance Arts Centre Live Art Award at Summerworks Performance Festival (2016). Lo has taught Performance-Based art at Sheridan College and facilitated movement as a guest artist at Concordia and University of Toronto in both dance and visual art departments, School of the Alternative in North Carolina, Toronto Dance Community Love-in, and is a certified yoga teacher with 20 years of practice. Lo is a mentor with Maxine Heppner’s Choreographic Marathon and an ongoing voice practice devotee in Fides Kruker’s studio.