XPACE Cultural Centre is one of the participating venues in the 8th biennial International Festival of Performance Art. The festival launches Thursday and runs October 21 – 31, 2010. This is Toronto’s only performance art festival, and the latest incarnation features artists from all over the world. The festival hosts performance art events, panel discussions, video/performance screenings and workshops in 11 jam-packed days at locations mostly in western downtown Toronto, including the nearby Gladstone Hotel.
XPACE offers primetime performances Thursday October 28-30 starting at 8PM. The festival closing panel is also at XPACE on October 31 at 2PM. All details are on the festival website, and events are free, PWYC or $10 at most. For that low a price, you are getting the chance to see some things you will not normally see. My browsing through the schedule found a man who balances heavy objects and a woman whose intense physical performances explore environmental crises. That is 2 out of many! Should be interesting!