It is with acts of attention that we decide who to hear, who to see and who in our world has agency. In this way our attention forms the ground not just for love but for ethics.

— Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

For our 3rd edition, Precarious Joys, TBA offers an intergenerational performance and pedagogical series centering the body as a container of time and attention. Programs take the form of musical explorations, collective voices and listening exercises, movement workshops,dance performances, artist talks and demonstrations. Through these offerings, we invite participants to look at life and living, the connections between them, and the precarity and tenderness of being. We strive to create space to focus on presence and somatic learning — relating to the body — with each other and the living world.

We will create opportunities to explore archives and the wealth of knowledge that exists within bodies. Through gesture and movement, imprints, action, attention, and dialogue (both visible and invisible), we will explore the traces that endure and tell stories of presence and attempted erasures over time. 

Visit the What’s On page for up-to-date information on upcoming programs.

Ange Loft with Jumblies Theatre & Arts, Dish Dances Movement Workshop, a Talking Treaties movement education initiative, May 21, 2022. Program held at Fort York National Historic Site as part of Toronto Biennial of Art 2022. Photography: Rebecca Tisdelle-Macias.