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To Be Announced by Léxico Project

In 7 weeks To Be Announced by Léxico Project premieres on the international stage as the opening show at at Sismògraf Festival in Catalonia.

We are almost there. We are in the final creation phase.

This ambitious project has taken us into challenging territory. 

In a world dominated by radical individuality we have chosen collaboration. In the moment when that world is contracting, shutting the “other” out, we are expanding, opening our preceptors and reaching across languages, cultures, translations, histories and experiences. Inspired by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s quote:

Andábamos sin buscarnos pero sabiendo que andábamos para encontrarnos.
(We went without looking but we knew we were going to meet.)

Using the not-always-common language of contemporary dance and without a communal working language, we are understanding (in) the unknown.

We began the creative process by writing an accumulation poem. Typically one folds a piece of paper like an accordion and each person writes one line of poetry, able only to see the previous line. In our version we each wrote in our own language and could only see the previous line as translated by google.

This is a photo of one of the original multi-lingual pass-it-on poems.
Yours will be on beautiful card stock and we promise it won't have fold marks and words crossed out. 

Inspired by this - the evidence of our work and the mystery and inherent beauty of other languages - we are creating handwritten, multi-lingual poem postcards for our donors. They include our different handwriting. Each one is unique. They can be framed. Small works of art that represent and support a bigger work of art.
We are in the final creation phase of To Be Announced by Léxico Project. In a few weeks the designers will add their magic touch, making it ready for the premiere! We are grateful for support from Canada Council for the Arts, Generalitat de Catalunia and municipality of Olot through Aide de Producion at Sismògraf Festival.  

To make it all happen we need to raise the last 8%, a mere $3,000. 

Here's where you come in and how you can get an original, handwritten, multi-lingual, pass-it-on poem. 

Go to Stand Up Dance and click DONATE to contribute. 

Small art that supports big art.

Please be a part of this.


Some anticipated results of a successful premiere of To Be Announced by Léxico Project at Sismògraf Festival:
- 100+ festival and theatre programmers from Spain, EU, UK+ see the show.
- touring in Catalunia and Spain in Autumn 2019
- touring in Europe and UK in 2020
- touring in North and South America in 2021

Please join us in making this project a success.

Go to Stand Up Dance and click DONATE


The Fine Print:
All donations are appreciated and will be credited on our website and online (unless you specify anonymous in your message). 
We regret that we cannot issue charitable tax receipts at this time.
Donations of over $100 will receive an original postcard.
We will mail you your original poem postcard in May 2019.



Emotional Landscapes

The Tyranny of the Perfect Body, a piece I wrote and shared here last summer was published in the The Dance Current magazine, current issue. If you are in Canada, consider finding it in print at your local art-book-magazine store. If you don't, pop over here to read my online version.

Upcoming and Ongoing 

To Be Announced by Léxico Project  

We are opening the Sismògraf Festival
April 25, 2019 at 21.00
Teatre Principal, Olot, Catalunya

Léxico photos by Anna Apergi, taken in Kinitiras residency in Athens, Greece
SideShow photo by Ishmael Claxton in Marrakech, Morocco

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Thanks for reading, see you on the dance floor!


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