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Getting to know your fruit

Produced by Sara Porter Dance
A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
May 7–10, 2020

Tickets: PWYC — $25 / $30 / $45
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Created and performed by Sara Porter.

Getting to know your fruit is a ripe and raucous new piece of contemporary dance performance.

“I’m thinking about fruit as the sweetness of life, a slander for queer love, and the source of nutrition, poetry, and art, feeding flesh and the imagination.”

Always on the edge of humour and absurdity, Sara Porter explores the biology, sensuality and poetry of fruit as a metaphor for the struggle toward self-knowledge. Sara stretches the bounds of memoir to harvest the fruits of her 30-year career in dance, writing, comedy, and visual design. Playing through math and memory, literature and lip-sync, Sara is on a multi-disciplinary journey to examine the roots and fruits of her identity as a queer woman artist.

“This is a mature woman who isn’t afraid to be just that.”
—Scott Charles, Writer’s Block, San Francisco

“Porter is smart, funny, and poignant… a tour de force.”
—Karen Bernard, Performance Mix Festival director, NYC

Credits
Artistic Director/Performer: Sara Porter
Creative Collaborators: Katherine Duncanson and Gerry Trentham
Videographer: Linnea Swan
Projection Designer and Production Stage Manager: Julia Howman
Producer: Laura Philipps
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherak
Sound Designer: Phil Strong

Performance Dates
Approximate running time: 75 minutes
Thursday, May 7 – 8:00pm
Friday, May 8 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9 – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 10 – 3:00pm