It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of Performance Mix Festivals #31 (Infinite Corridor) and #36 (Meeting the Moai: Head Over Heels.) In both instances, the artists were made to feel welcomed and truly celebrated for their work, as reflected by attention to publicity, technical needs, and convivial gatherings. This festival truly practices diversity, equity, and inclusion, as manifested in their roster of performing artists each year. Big thanks to New Dance Alliance, Karen Bernard, and the entire Performance Mix Festival team who make it such a fulfilling and joyful experience for artists and audiences alike.
Featured in EDGY NYC + MTL.
Wives is a performance collective based in Montreal and Toronto and comprised of Julia Thomas, Emma-Kate Guilmond, and Aisha Sasha John. Wives juxtaposes and layers categories of art and entertainment to create unique new genres of performance. Its new experimental sport where nobody wins happened at Hatch 11 Artist Residency at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, 2015). Its mermaid coming-of-age story about sex, love, and women’s bodies was last performed at SummerWorks Festival Live Art series (Toronto, 2014). In 2016 Wives’ founding members are joined by a new agent for their Action Movie project, in which they appropriate the action movie genre through a feminist lens to decipher problems of control, agency, wealth, and violence.