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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harbourfront Centre to host Panel Discussion on Performance Couples
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011


TORONTO, ON (*Sept 15, 2011) – Harbourfront Centre is pleased to announce that Performance Duos, a panel discussion on performance artist couples, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Tickets are $10.

Performance Duos is a part of the loop Gallery exhibition Gullivers’ Rehearsal: Drawing into Performance, the first major exhibition examining the drawings of Flutura and Besnik Haxhillari, also known as the Two Gullivers. The exhibition examines the relationship between drawing and performance art, and the featured duo will appear at Harbourfront Centre as part of a panel discussion on performance artist couples. In addition to the Gullivers, the panel will feature Toronto-based couples Paul Couillard and Ed Johnson and Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, and will be moderated by Jim Drobnick, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Amelia Jones, Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture at McGill University, will present a keynote lecture on the intimacy between artist and researcher in the development of live art.

Performance Duos is presented by loop Gallery in partnership with Harbourfront Centre. The panel will convene in the Brigantine Room on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7-9:30 p.m.Tickets to the panel discussion are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/boxoffice.cfm, call 416-973-4000 or email tickets@harbourfrontcentre.com. Gullivers’ Rehearsal runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, 2011 at loop Gallery, 1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West, at the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

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Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.

ABOUT LOOP GALLERY
In operation since 2000, loop Gallery features artist-members with an alternative pro-active approach to their careers. Artists work together to organize exhibitions and events and develop and promote the gallery. Working with other cultural institutions and local business, loop has become recognized and respected for its contributions to the Toronto art community and the quality of its exhibitions. loopgallery.ca

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