A Study on Effort

Sharing Spaces Productions

June 17 , 2016

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This show contains nudity and explicitly graphic content.

The effort of lifting... The effort of a pledge... The effort of not knowing… A Study on Effort is a collaboration between dancer Bobbi Jene Smith and violinist Keir GoGwilt, consisting of 10 tasks that question physical, emotional and metaphoric effort. Bobbi’s nine-year career at the prestigious Batsheva Dance Company (Tel Aviv) led her to consider one question in particular: how does one receive pleasure from effort? This dance work, created and performed by Bobbi, serves as a response to that very question. First presented at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, A Study on Effort parses the concept of effort, decoupling it from burden. Through movement and sound, Bobbi and Keir aim to uncover the pleasure of effort, its pervasiveness and explore the connection between effort and our basic desires.

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Arts Partners at the Hearn: Sharing the Space

After 10 years of partnering with arts organizations, venues and cultural groups across the city, Luminato Festival will manage and run its own unique venue. The Festival is curating a series of performance events and artistic activations with arts partners from across the city, celebrating Luminato’s long history of working with arts organizations and cultural partners in Toronto in a new way: by sharing at the lowest possible cost the infrastructure and space we’re building.

Created and performed by Bobbi Jene Smith with live music by Keir GoGwilt.