Season 35 
DANCE CRUSH

Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash

A community participatory performance that examines how human bodies are in relationship to nature and examines theatrical and human failure through the lens of LGBTQ+ & BIPOC individuals. 

Conceived by multidisciplinary artist facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer – Kevin Jesuino – the online show features fifteen participants who identify as part of, or as allies with Edmonton’s LGBT or BIPOC communities. 

Without complete knowledge of each other’s activities, participants journey into nature to pre-record a video based on a simple score provided by Jesuino. All footage remains unedited and unseen until it’s played simultaneously at a live performance. 

Now available to watch online for free or by donation.

   

About Kevin Jesuino

Kevin Jesuino is a Portuguese-Canadian queer multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer working in performance and socially engaged art. He is based in Mohkinsis of Treaty 7 territory, also known as Calgary, Canada. His work is oftentimes collaborative, site-specific, participatory, and process-oriented. His practice explores the intersection of the body, society and place. His recent research explores the queer body, ecology, fragility and modes of being together. His community-embedded projects engage participants in performative actions, discussions, creative interventions, activations and other forms of organizing — positioning art & culture as a vehicle for meaningful social change.

Community Participants

Shrina Patel
Sar J Culkin
Roseanna Joy Nay
Nuala Kennedy
NIUBOI
Mitchell Chalifoux
Falon Scheers

Sound Design

Giovanni Young

Performers

Moses Kouyaté
Monica Gate
Sebastian Rueda

Additional Credits

Trent Crosby – Technical Director
Elise Jason – Front of House Moderator

Special Thanks to:

Elaine Weryshko