Francisco-Fernando Granados and Margaret Dragu
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Following Social Choreography’s opening night performance, Granados will discuss ideas of movement with dancer/choreographer and performance artist, Margaret Dragu. The conversation with centre on how choreography is deployed in public spaces, and invite a rethinking of movement in relation to politics, speech and poetic language.
Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Guatemalan-born, Toronto-based artist and writer working in performance, drawing, video, cultural criticism, and curatorial practice. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues including, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Images Festival (Toronto). Recent projects include a performance at the RAPID PULSE International Performance Festival (Chicago) and a performative lecture at the Hessel Museum, Bard College (NY).
Margaret Dragu began her art practice as a dancer/choreographer in 1971. Dragu has presented her work in galleries, museums, theatres, nightclubs, libraries, universities and site-specific venues including parks, botanical gardens, and public parade routes across Canada, the United States and Western Europe. She was the first artist featured in Canadian Performance Art Legends (a performance and publication project initiated by the Toronto-based organization FADO) to highlight the work of senior Canadian performance artists. Dragu was the 2012 recipient of Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.