Fringe Arts

  • An African Odyssey in Montreal

    Journey With Black Theatre Workshop’s Unique Style

    Few immigrants would come to Canada if they thought a crumbling economy was going to leave them homeless. In Black Theatre Workshop’s latest production, Stori Ya, that’s exactly what happens, however. The play, which recounts the journey of a woman forced to first leave her country, then her house, is told through song, dance, and stories.

  • Weekly Spins

    Still in Hibernation

    Youth Lagoon’s Year of Hibernation came out of nowhere (well, Idaho), and quickly found itself sitting pretty on the dream-pop shelf.
  • Thinking About You

    Miranda July’s ‘Vision Quest’ Towards the Real

    On the night of Nov. 14, the Ukrainian Federation was packed, but not for one of the intimate concerts the part-time Mile-End venue is known for. Rather, the crowd had gathered to see a writer. Miranda July, the woman responsible for the films Me, You and Everyone We Know and The Future was there to read from her new book, It Chooses You.

  • Fringe Food

    Everything Is Nourishment, Pt. 2

    Tacked on a wall inside the NDG Food Depot’s bustling front office is a massive drawing on a white sheet of bristol board. Large, bubbly coloured-marker digits illuminate the wall with a stark calculation: the average 1 1/2 apartment rental price in Montreal, subtracted from the average monthly welfare check.

  • Preserving Her Semi-Colons

    Author Lydia Davis Comes to Concordia

    American writer Lydia Davis, in her 2010 Paris Review essay, “The Sins of a Translator,” said, “If a translation is as fine as it can be, it may match the original timelessness, too—it may deserve to endure.” She later states that, “As we translate, it is not our own choice that confronts us, but the choice of another writer, and we must search more consciously for the right words with which to convey it.”

  • Save the Girl, Save the World

    The Search for a Missing Nepali Orphan by Concordia Film Crew

    In a little orphanage in Nepal with only six kids, Mitchell Luis met a smiling 10-year-old girl named Esther.

  • Movement That Matters

    ENSEMBLE Takes Women’s Issues On-Stage

    A dancer’s body is an incredibly powerful mechanism.

  • It’s Business Time

    Lil’ Biz Seminar Schools Young Artists on Money Matters

    Puces POP will be holding its second Lil’ Biz conference of the year on Saturday. The difference between this seminar and the last? This one is free.

  • Synapse Candles

    Concordia Reading Series Turns One

    The Concordia-based Synapse reading series is back in action this Wednesday, celebrating a first birthday of sorts.

  • A Bicycle Trip Built for Two

    Les Flâneurs en Plein Air Captures Canadian Landscape

    It took five weeks for Evan Prosofsky and Mark Stroemich to get from Montreal to Halifax. The convenience of modern airplane travel has reduced the trip to about an hour and a half, but travelling by bike, with a camera and painting tools, takes a little longer.