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Choreographed by Sara Porter

Produced by Sara Porter Productions

Sara Porter Productions presents – L-E-A-K – an absurdist and poetic lesbian love letter to the ocean, inspired by the ecosexual notions of falling in love with the earth. The work draws on images, poetry, and surreal stories created from the shores of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy – home to the highest tides in the world.

With lessons on swim safety (in iambic pentameter), surreal birth stories, dances, songs, photos of the floor of the Digby ferry, stilettos, flippers, and erotic poetry, L-E-A-K emerges as an informative and playful duet about fluid edges, the beginning of the world, and the changing of the tides.

In this fresh new work, Sara Porter portrays her experience of the Bay through dance, image and costume, blending her singular style of absurdist stagecraft with serious research about the origin of the ocean, the sex life of seagulls, and the theory of horizons.

Delving into the notion that all categories leak, Porter takes an interdisciplinary approach to performance: presenting an interplay between monologue, dancing, projected image, text, philosophy and sound, that evokes deeper considerations of life’s profound and perfunctory questions. Is it possible to fall in love with a body of water? Might it be time for humans to abandon their legs and return to their ancient home in the sea? And there’s always the question of fashion: Do these swim flippers go with this dress?


Choreographer: Sara Porter

Creative collaborator: Katherine Duncanson

Performers: Sara Porter, Jessie Garon

Sound design : Jeremy Mimnagh, after Phil Strong

Lighting design : Rebecca Picherack

Video design – Linnea Swan and Jeremy Mimnagh in collaboration with Sara Porter

Costume design: Sarah Doucet, after Sara Porter Seagull dress: Sara Torrie

Technical direction: Curtis Whittaker

Producer: Jenny McCowan

Outreach: Nidhi Baadkar

Gallery Exhibit Photography: Sara Porter

From May 18
to May 21, 2023

Generous Admission: $35. General Admission: $25. Student/ Senior/ CADA/ arts workers rate: $20


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Thursday, May 18th – 8:00pm (Opening Night)

Friday, May 19th – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 20th – 8:00pm

Sunday, May 21st – 4:00pm


*There will be a post-show talk-back on Friday, May 19th at 8:00pm

Content Warning: This show contains nudity

This performance is 65 minutes