The Edgy Women festival explores the complexity of contemporary feminism, through avant-garde artistic events. This year, Edgy offers two outspoken guest bloggers carte blanche to broadcast their personal perspectives on issues relating to the festival's political and artistic content. We welcome all of you to contribute to the diversity and depth of the conversation by posting your thoughtful comments!
EDGY WOMEN and EDGY REDUX Edgy Women and Edgy Redux are a feminist experimental art events devised by Miriam Ginestier and produced by Studio 303. Commemorating International Women’s Day, Edgy Redux continues the Edgy Women Festival’s mission to explore the complexity of contemporary feminisms, through fun, experimental, and community-building artistic events. EDGY REDUX 2014 – [...]
EDGY REDUX: TRANSITIONS In 2014 after its 20th edition, the Edgy Women Festival is reborn as Edgy Redux: considerably condensed yet ever fierce and feminist. Co-directed by Miriam Ginestier and Andrea Rideout, this first edition of Edgy Redux will focus on the theme of transition via 3 events: All Nuit Long, Edgy Colloque, and the [...]
Posted by Barbara Legault - 2012/04/14
(Français) Edgy Women fait tout sauf nous enfermer. Edgy nous offre une occasion de faire éclater nos cadres et de se réfléchir autrement, dans la plus belle des diversités qui soit. Dois-je rappeler que c’est un festival d’art féministe? Et ça, votre article n’en parle pas. Shame.
“Shame is a lie someone told you about yourself.” Getting to the bottom of this lie is at the crux of this year’s headlining bill Les Demimondes, whose Operation Snatch played at Studio 303 March 30 to April 1. Featuring a veteran Edgy troupe via Toronto consisting of syndicated Montreal Mirror sex columnist Alexandra Tigchelaar [...]
Radikale – Vous avez participé à la game de hockey du festival d’art féministe Edgy-Women. Parlez-nous de votre expérience? B12 – “Même si on a passé plus de temps su’l cul que sur nos patins, on a donné notre 110% sur la glace. Les joueuses et le goaleur, seul gars d’la place, on sué leur [...]
The U Pop conference is perhaps one of the more engaging, yet under appreciated, parts of the Edgy Women Festival. This is a crime. Today, a dozen or so of us sat around and spoke about what we had seen over the last few weeks, and it’s amazing what you can learn about the choices [...]
“What language is this in?” he asked, sounding almost impatient while waiting in line for tickets. “Is it French? English? It’s a bit ambiguous.” “Neither; it’s contortion. You’ll like it.” Without knowing it at the time, this exchange—heard on the winding stairs of the Sala Rossa before tonight’s Edgy performance In Succube—would truly mark the [...]
SPIN ne m’a pas fait tourner la tête A priori, j’avais hâte de voir un show musicalo-vélocipèdaire. Vraiment. Mais pour tout vous dire, une fois rendue, j’avais plutôt hâte que ça finisse. Ouch, c’est dur d’écrire ça, parce que je sais que le show de Evelyn Parry de jeudi soir à la Sala Rosa a [...]
The striptease isn’t something one might typically associate with an media conference. Nor, perhaps, would you expect the elements of an academic lecture while taking in an exotic dancer. But this unorthodox cross-hair set the scene for Je Baise Les Yeux, an Edgy bill that explores the social mythologies of this timeless dance through the [...]