Binaural Dinner Date (2017) by ZU-UK


14 December 2022
10:00 MST / 12:00 EST / 17:00 GMT

Reimagining Intimacy kicks off with  informal presentations with performance artists from Canada, the US, England and Sweden, all of whom have been asked the following question:

“How has the nature of intimacy in your performance practice
been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic?”

In these candid windows on their individual experiences, creators at the forefront of immersive and participatory performance consider what we’ve left behind, what we’ve learned, and where we may be going.

The Artists Panel concludes with reflections from some of the world’s most influential scholars in this area, launching us into an exciting four days of programming.


Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett
incandescentcloud / Calgary

Mitchell Cushman
Outside the March / Toronto

Mark Hopkins
Swallow-a-Bicycle / Calgary

Christer Lundhal & Martina Seitl
Lundhal & Seitl / Stockholm

Persis Jadé Maravala and Jorge Lopes Ramos

Alex McLean
Zuppa Theatre / Halifax

Erin Mee
This is Not a Theatre Company / New York

Gislina Patterson and Dasha Plett
We Quit Theatre / Winnipeg

Stephen O’Connell & Lucy Simic
bluemouth, inc. / New York

Natalie Scott & Antigoni Spanou
The Lab Collective / London

Adrienne Wong
SpiderwebShow and FoLDA / Victoria

David Yee
fu-GEN / Toronto


Adam Alston (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Josephine Machon (Middlesex University, London)
Gareth White (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London)