In this work, performers act as tour guides, leading an audience through the space and making short stops on the way to share their “instantaneous expertise” on the history of objects, their surroundings as well as their own bodies and personal histories. TOUR brings attention to the discomfort that comes along with witnessing facts and reality treated with irreverence. How do the institutions we inhabit every day impose their realities and histories upon us? How might we gesture towards other ways of inhabiting them?
Mardon + Mitsuhashi’s work has taken the forms of durational performance, public installation, set design, printed publications, and projection design. Their choreography works with repetitive action, text, and projection to investigate themes of affective labour, inherited memory, and the body as a site for the choreographies of the political, geographical and technological structures we live within.
Ideation and Direction Alexa Mardon, Erika Mitsuhashi Performed by Roberto Soria, Devon Snell Choreography Mardon + Mitsuhashi Photo Alexa Mardon Video teaser Zahra Shahab Creative residencies Toronto Dance Theatre Emerging Voices Program