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Hub 14 presents Pick 7HUB 14 presents
Pick 7
Tuesday January 16, 2007
Featuring Erika Hennebury and Laura Nanni

Part conversation, part talk show, part performance.

“To me, the beauty of PICK 7 is that every “show” is different and completely spontaneous. In essence, the audience is eavesdropping on a conversation between two artists who are meeting for the first time, a simple yet brilliant idea.”
Valerie Calam – Dance artist, Pick 7 performer

Pick 7 is a unique monthly performance/conversation series. Each event involves two artists engaged in a meeting of minds, ideas and questions in an intimate setting with an audience. The artists present their work and participate in lively discussions with each other and the audience. Spontaneous, unpredictable and always inspiring, Pick 7 events reflect the concerns and motivations of the artists and curators.

For the first edition of 2007 we are pleased to have two vital performance creators and curators who promise to shape the artistic future of Toronto. They meet at Hub 14 to share their questions and their work with each other and the audience.

Pick 7 makes curiosity public.

The HUB 14 curatorial team selects artists whose art and process is of interest. HUB 14 invites seven artists a season, and asks each artist to pick a guest they are curious about to share this one time only performance opportunity.

Tuesday January 16, 2007 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $7
Venue: Hub 14, 14 Markham Street, Ground Floor South Unit, Toronto
Getting there: Located one block west of Bathurst on Markham Street, north of Queen
For reservations contact: 416-203-7719
http://www.hub14.org

Erika Hennebury is Associate Producer for Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Rhubarb Festival Co-Director and Artistic Coordinator for Audience Relocation 2007. A graduate of Dalhousie University’s Theatre Department and a former member of the Irondale Emsemble Project (Halifax) Erika has studied ensemble creation, improvisation, dance, dramaturgy, directing, voice, physical theatre, clown and corporeal mime at L’Ecole Omnibus in Montreal in 1996-97 and was Co-Artistic Director of Les Vaches from 1994 – 2004. Along with acting, creating original new work, directing and artistic programming Erika has worked as a freelance publicist for Obsidian, b current, SummerWorks, Independent Aunties, The Scandelles and many more indie companies over the past 10 years in Toronto. Directing credits include: Straight, Until, by Lee Ann Poole (Paprika ’05), The Dead Sea, by David Tomlinson and Sonja Mills (Buddies’ Rhubarb ’05), Infoline, Bonjour…, by Julian Doucet (Rhubarb ’03). Recent performance credits include: Flag and Pile and other Tales, by Sonja Mills (SummerWorks ’05), Hospital Green, by Hope Thompson (Rhubarb 05), The Danish Play, by Sonja Mills (Nightwood, Toronto/NAC, Ottawa/Magnetic North, Edmonton/Aveny-T, Copenhagen), The Happy Woman, by Rose Cullis (SummerWorks ’04), The Twins, a store-front performance installation, (Queen West Art Crawl ’04), The Secret Life of Haddon MacKenzie, by Sky Gilbert (Cabaret Company), Green and Radio Play (Retro Rhubarb! ’04), Mouse by Sonja Mills (Buddies’ Hysteria Festival ’03), STEM (BIBT ’03 – Les Vaches/House of Slacks), Flag and Pile, by Sonja Mills (Rhubarb! ’03/BIBT), Bébé (Theatre Asylum/Groundswell – Nightwood/Rhubarb! ’03 – BIBT), A Sun Without Heat (Canadia dell’Arte Theatre), Inertia: phases 1 & 2 (Oopmh ’00 & ’02), The Duchess of Malfi (Ghost House co-op ’99), Jekyll, ‘the ecstatics’ and Better Safe Than Sorry (Les Vaches), Buying The Pharm (Squadrun Theatre) and Extract (Milkman Theatre Group). Erika was co-recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for 2000 and received a Theatre Ontario Professional Development Training Programme Grant in 2001.

Laura Nanni is a Toronto based interdisciplinary artist, curator and stage manager. Since graduating from the theatre and visual studies programs at the University of Toronto in 2003, she has presented performances at 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (Toronto), Galapagos Art Space (New York); and participated in group shows and screenings at Fifth Parallel Gallery (Regina); The Drake, Junction Arts Festival, Koffler Gallery, One Minute Video and Film Festival, (Toronto); and Mobilivre (Montreal). Laura has held a variety of artistic and production roles with independent and professional theatre companies including Absit Omen, Bluemouth Inc., Circus Orange, One Man Tag, Public Recordings, Soulpepper, Small Wooden Shoe, The Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre, and Theatre Columbus. This past year Laura co-edited an issue of the Canadian Theatre Review focusing on site-specific performance with Andrew Houston, collaborated on a performance/ installation work with UK-based artist Sorrel Muggridge for the Bonington Gallery in Nottingham UK, exhibited the third installment of her Automatic Tourist series at the Lab Cab Festival and created an interactive performance tour for Nuit Blanche, an all-night art event presented by the City of Toronto. Upcoming projects include an artistic collaboration with Adam Paolozza and Marc Tellez for Buddies in Bad Times ‘Turn Left Here’ series and stage managing Bluemouth Inc’s latest creation this spring.

HUB 14 is a performance and rehearsal space in Toronto dedicated to the development and presentation of cutting edge dance, theatre and interdisciplinary practices. Run by a collective of artists engaged in different aspects and genres of performance making, HUB 14 is united not by style distinctions, but by a belief in nurturing and creating challenging, exciting and rigorous work in whatever genre or style is at hand. The core members are Ame Henderson, Jen Johnson, Meagan O’Shea, and Jacob Zimmer.

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