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FADO Performance Inc.

Fado Performance Inc. is a non-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. It began in 1993 as a non-profit collective of performance artists. The organization was officially incorporated as an artist-run centre in January 2001 under the care of founder Paul Couillard.

The collective was established to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Fado defines performance in relation to the root elements of the medium -- time, space, the performer's body and the relationship between performer and audience, and is most interested in works that are innovative in their use of one or more of these elements, including those that are multi-disciplinary. Presentation space is secured on a project-by-project basis, depending on the needs of the individual project.

The collective’s activities include presenting performances, artist talks, festivals, residencies, exchanges and workshops, as well as publishing in a variety of formats, including video. They offer audiences new approaches to observing and participating in performance art events, often animating and contextualizing events through publications and talks.

Fado Performance Inc. web site

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FADO performances from the CCCA archive

Adina Bar-On: Disposition May 10, 2002
Rebecca Belmore / Bentley Spang: Tongue River March 10-16, 2003
Sylvette Babin, Constanza Camelo, Sylvie Cotton, Jocelyn Robert Pas de traduction July 12, 2003
Armand Vaillancourt: Pas de traduction July 12, 2003
Clara Ursitti: Pull Up To The Bumper September 18-21 2003
Millie Chen & Evelyn Von Michalofsky: Seven Scents September 18-21 2003
Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan: Scent Bar September 18-21 2003
Helen Paris & Leslie Hill (with Lois Weaver): On The Scent Sept. 18-21, 2003
Adam Budd, Felipe Diaz, Blair Fornwald, Tanis Keiner, Tammy McGrath, Anna Scott: Home Repair February 21, 2004
Louise Liliefeldt, Richard Martel: Life=Art=Life February 20, 2004
Tanya Mars: Tyranny of Bliss [Toronto, Ontario] [12 June 2004]
Tanya Mars: Tyranny of Bliss [Hamilton, Ontario] [19 June 2004]
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa: The Sun is Crooked in the Sky; My Father is Thrown over my Shoulders June 29 - July 3, 2005
Cindy Baker : Fashion Plate 2005, summer collection August 4, 2005
Lisa Newman, Llewyn Mair : KOBE July 15, 2006
Irene Loughlin : Liquid Skyline July 20, 2006
David Khang : Falogocentric March 17, 2007
Elvira Santamaria : Everyday life words in progress March 16 - 24, 2007
Pam Patterson : Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out organs? Feb 27th to March 2, 2008
Seiji Shimoda : On the Table March 22, 2008
Nezaket Ekici : Symbol in the Snow March 28, 2008
Arti Grabowski and Dariusz Fodczuk : Polish Power Players/Tiny Therapeutic Theatre February 20, 2009

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