Critical Writing Index

Danceworks 31: what's going on?

by Alina Gildiner

The Globe and Mail, June 24, 1983

This article reviews Danceworks 31, a performance art show at the Harbourfront gallery.

One particular performance is highlighted: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak's In the Dark starts with a video projection of the artists having sex. During the screening the artists read out text which challenges the ways that sex is often depicted in the media.

Other work mentioned is Elizabeth Chitty's Moral/Passion which mixes prose and simple movements and Ric Amis's Put Yourself in the Picture, a series of slides taken in a hospital.

ITEM 1983.018 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

In the DarkLisa Steele and Kim Tomczak

Moral/PassionElizabeth Chitty

Put Yourself in the PictureRic Amis

Big and ThousandClaudia Moore