October 10, 2019 - October 20, 2019
The Life And Death Of Fred Herko
Hosted by Rendezvous With Madness / Workman Arts
#13, 7 Fraser Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
October 10 at 8:00 PM
October 11 at 8:00 PM
October 12 at 8:00 PM
October 13 at 8:00 PM
October 15 at 8:00 PM
October 16 at 8:00 PM
October 17 at 8:00 PM
October 18 at 8:00 PM
October 19 at 8:00 PM
October 20 at 8:00 PM
In 1964, at the age of 28, a queer dancer named Fred Herko jetéd out the window of his ex-lover’s apartment – naked, and high on speed. The Life and Death of Fred Herko is an interdisciplinary, site-specific performance that sheds light on a footnoted figure in queer history and examines the collateral damage of art.
Through striking sound design, movement and text the piece reimagines the dancer’s infamous last moments and seeks to find utopian potential in his tragic story.
The research and development of this piece has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Suggested Dress Code: Party Glam
This is an interactive/moving performance. Once in the venue, audience members with accessibility needs and limited mobility will have the opportunity to sit. We encourage those with mobility issues to contact us in advance to organize access to the venue and ensure they have seating for the performance.