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  • Canada

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performance artist/director/researcher/teacher
Carla Melo’s artistic research explores the encounter of popular/political and avant-garde traditions. Through physical theatre, devising and structured improvisation, her work seeks to push boundaries between performance, audiences and public sites. She was the co-founder and co-director of the former Corpus Delicti Butoh Performance Lab, a group of “movers” whose performative protest was highly visible in the streets, malls, cemeteries of Los Angeles, from 2003 to 2008. Melo’s performance work has been seen in venues such as Highways Performance Space, REDCAT and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her book in progress, Squatting Dystopia: Performing [Dis]placement in Contemporary Brazil, explores the intersections of environmental and site-specific theatre, visual culture and issues of socio-spatial justice. Her writings have been published in The Drama Review, Latin American Theatre Review, Theatre Journal, Latin American Cultural Studies and e-misferica, among others.

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A Synonym for Love -- An Opera that Moves

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

I am super excited to witness Volcano Theatre's radical site specific take on an obscure cantata by Handel, set in the historic Gladstone (Art) Hotel, one of the cultural hubs of the westside of Toronto. The piece stages a contemporary bisexual love triangle and promises to move us both emotionally and physically as we follow the characters through the space.

Here is a blurb from Volcano Theatre's website:

"Three guests are staying at the historic Gladstone…


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