Returning again for its seventh year, Circus Sessions is ready to party.
Femmes de Feu Creations, in collaboration with Fez Faanana, director and co-founder of Briefs Factory, will combine circus, drag, dance, burlesque, music, and comedy over a week-long journey of exploration and experimentation that culminates the presentation of performance art that is edgy, irreverent, and not afraid to challenge convention.
Hailing from Australia, Faanana brings a unique blend of Pacific heritage, visual spectacle, and gender juggling that will ignite the spirit of punk for the nine artists in residence, and within the Niagara community as a whole. Faanana’s own style of performance and mentorship aligns with what is at the core of FdFC: exploring the world of art and creativity with a global perspective; empowering underrepresented voices and celebrating diversity through the exploration of individual experience; expanding the definition of “art” within the local community; and – quite simply – letting loose, and having fun.
Artists Christopher Hartwig, Kelly Kreye, Lorenzo Serafino, Nicole Joy-Fraser, Sebastian “Bash” Hirenstein, Sianna Bruce, Sidonie Adamson, Tanya Burka, and Opal Jennifer Elchuk will bring back the joy and excitement of artistic expression with a playful and unconventional approach to this year’s theme, Party Punk – as opportunity to, as Faanana explains it, participate in an antiestablishment moment that celebrates “system bucking, the poetry of protest, and artistic anarchy”. Holly Treddenick, Artistic Director of FdFC, agrees. … Link to full length article at Broadway World
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