feminist performance creation and the city
"Feminist Performance Creation and the City" (FPCC) was a community-engage pilot project between PULSE, Concordia University faculty and students in the Department of Theatre and Imago Theatre, a Montreal based not-for-profit professional company whose mission is to focus on creating and performing stories from a feminist perspective.
Feminist approaches to site-specific urban performance creation recount stories that do not fit neatly into theatre and performance practices, discourses and paradigms. The aims of this partnership are to build a research-creation model for site-specific urban performances that produce scenographic instances of feminist perspectives in the built environment.
With the onset of the worldwide pandemic in 2019, the FPCC team worked to adapt the project to a digital platform. You can find more information about the artists and creative process on Imago Theatre's website. In June 2021 we launched three downloadable multimedia walks.
The documentary of Feminist Performance Creation & the City now online!
Research and creation team:
Shauna Janssen, Creative Director & Principal Researcher
Anna Birch, Research Associate & Dramaturgy
For Imago Theatre:
Micheline Chevrier - Creator and Artistic Director Imago Theatre
Cristina Cugliandro - Creator and Associate Artist Imago Theatre
Maude Lafrance - Creator and Associate Artist Imago Theatre
Zoe Roux - Creator and Associate Artist Imago Theatre
Julie Tamiko-Manning - Creator and Associate Artist Imago Theatre
Creative and Production Team:
Pablo Pugliese - videography, editing and special effects
Rebecca Redden - documentary video
Jamie Woollard - sound designer and composer
Warona Masego Setshwaelo
Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon
This project is supported by a Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Engage Grant.
Check out the FPCC Reading Room for bibliographic information of related research resources.
Photos: Rebeccah Redden and Shauna Janssen