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