LIMBS & THRESHOLDS ~ Oana Avasilichioaei

8:30 pm on Saturday, 10 September at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS (Parrsboro’s old Post Office)

LIMBS & THRESHOLDS, an immersive multimedia performance of poetic texts, involving layered voices and live vocal play, sampled sounds, effects pedals, a theremin, and textured projections of poems and images (created in collaboration with Jessie Altura). In a world where the political, linguistic and bodily border is a place of strife and violence, LIMBS & THRESHOLDS explores ways of rethinking the border by breaking down the boundaries between word and sound, sense and resonance, original and translation, image and reflection. Based on Avasilichioaei’s recent book Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), the performance presents a series of phonotopes, in-between places of sound and figure, orchestral and in flux, generative and inhabited.

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Oana Avasilichioaei’s current interests include polylingualisms, intermediary spaces, and migrations between word, sound and image. She explores the transgressions and aural possibilities of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance, and sound work. She has published five poetry collections, including We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn 2012, winner of the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and most recently Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), a hybrid, multi-genre poetic work on notions of borders, as well as six translations of poetry and prose from French and Romanian. Her work has been made into a documentary on poets and orality, reinvented into video poems, and set to music for soprano and violin. She lives in Montreal (www.oanalab.com).

THRESHOLDS excerpt: https://vimeo.com/142337608

Interview about this work in The Puritan: http://puritan-magazine.com/limbinal-and-its-performances-an-interview-with-oana-avasilichioaei/

Doors open at 7:30 pm.

This event is PWYC / By Donation.  Your generosity is appreciated.  

This performance is made possible by the generosity of hosts and organizers such as The Inverness County Centre for the Arts and Main & Station Nonesuch as well as with the support of the Quebec Writers Federation and the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013 – 2018 Education, Immigration, Communities.

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For Body and Light : Parrsboro to Montreal to New York and beyond

You may have seen poet Ian Ferrier, choreographer Stephanie Morin-Robert and the dancers of For Body and Light, Linnea Gwiazda, Marie-Pier Gilbert and Marie-France Jacques, during their residency in Parrsboro last summer, a visit which culminated in Coming and Going, a contemporary performance inspired by historic Parrsboro and the movement of the tides in the Minas Basin.

Much as the tides which inspired it, the piece which began in Parrsboro seems to transform with each performance.

Their most recent version, which also included dancers Alexia Martel and Allison Burns, was a series of performances from March 1st through 7th at The Kraine Theater as part of the 2014 Frigid New York Festival. The show received great reviews (http://thehappiestmedium.com/2014/03/for-body-and-light-2014-frigid-new-york-festival/ and http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2014/F/forbodyandlight.php).

Their next performance will be at VERSe FEST in Ottawa on March 27th at the Knox Presbyterian Church. For more information on that event https://www.facebook.com/events/408825385920299/

For more information on For Body and Light, check out their website at www.forbodyandlight.org

For inquiries, write to forbodyandlight@gmail.com or to poets@wiredonwords.com