In this Issue
Canadian Theatre Review is the major magazine of record for Canadian theatre. It is committed to excellence in the critical analysis and innovative coverage of current developments in Canadian theatre, to advocating new issues and artists, and to publishing at least one significant new playscript per issue. The editorial board is committed to CTR's practice of theme issues that present multi-faceted and in-depth examinations of the emerging issues of the day and to expanding the practice of criticism in Canadian theatre and to the development of new voices.
published byUniversity of Toronto Press
viewing issueVolume 176, Fall 2018
Table of Contents
Spatial Politics of Assembly
Choreographies of Protest
- Choreo Graph | Women's Marches: A Photo-Assemblage
- pp. 53-55
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Art, Festival, and Assembly
Views and Reviews
- The Strangers Within and Outside the Canadian Stage
- pp. 112-114
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We offer a set of slideshow presentations that explore what is at stake in pop-up culture's imperative to gather together in public spaces. To reflect the hyper-temporality of the pop-up - or rather pop-up as a mechanism of assembly that is definitively structured by the anticipation of its own end - each slideshow is designed as a PechaKucha, a form that allows authors to show and describe 20 images, each for 20 seconds. https://ctr.utpjournals.press/ctr/176/slideshow11/14/
Home Away from Home: Temporary Dwellings for a Transient World
Taking home as a unifying theme that threads through a series of projects in various global sites, Jimena Ortuzar tracks and challenges the seeming contradiction inherent to the formulation of 'temporary dwellings.'
Everywhere and Somewhere: Performance After the End of Space
Matt Jones examines how pop-up performances have engaged with the collapse of space and time that characterizes the globalized terrain of the War on Terror - specifically the growing perception that "conflict takes place everywhere and somewhere."
"Deny Nothing": When Pop-Ups, Politics, and Parody Collide
Kimberley McLeod ponders the meeting of performance and the experience economy in the pop-up store fad. She looks at how comedian Nathan Fielder disrupts the consumerist scripting of encounters in pop-ups by staging an intentionally awkward choreography in his parodic Summit Ice shop.
Silenciosas Figuras: Mobile Heterotopia in Counter-Colonial Pop-Up Public Performance
Drawing together the stilt performances of Nemcatacoa Teatro and ARTICLE 11's public intervention work, Em Piro proposes the concept of "mobile heterotopia" as a way of understanding how pop-up events can serve to reorder and reimagine colonial spaces.
#TurnOnTheHearn: The Making of a (Temporary) Cultural Icon
Johanna Lawrie considers the Luminato Festival's temporary occupation of Toronto's abandoned Hearn Generating Station in an attempt to claim it as "world's largest multidisciplinary generator of art and culture." She asks what it meant to gather audiences to engage with impermanence and the paradoxes of this fleeting inhabitation.