Ming Hon, Chase Scenes #1-58, performance, 2015. Photo by Karen Asher

Focussed Mentorships

Live Performance Practice with Ming Hon (Part I)

  • September 30, 2015, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2015 at 12:00pm
  • MAWA

Free to apply; $60 enrollment fee. For MAWA members only.

Wednesdays, September 30, October 28 and November 25, 2015, 7-9:30pm at MAWA

What exactly does live art look like? Like any other medium, performance is extremely diverse and can have many applications. This Mini-Mentorship will explore the spectrum of live performance and performance art. It will also be active, offering tools for creation using the body and props, and will include discussion and critique. Each participant will be encouraged to create performance studies to share with the others (a performance is not a performance unless there is an audience). All artists interested in incorporating performance into their work (in any medium) are invited to participate. Using the body (one’s own or another’s) in a performative setting is an action that can be both personal and political. Come experiment and expand your practice!

To apply for a Mini-Mentorship, please email us with a single PDF document containing:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work-
  • a line or two about why you want to participate in this program
  • five images of your artwork along with image information (title, media, dimensions, date)
  • up to two videos as weblinks (if applicable) 

Email applications to and put “Mini-Mentorship” in the subject heading. It is free to apply, but successful applicants will be charged the enrollment fee. If you are not already a member, please become a member online. MAWA membership costs $15 for underwaged persons and $30 for others.

  • Ming Hon

    Ming Hon is an independent dancer, choreographer and performance artist who collaborates regularly with artists of other disciplines. Her practice examines themes such as work, labour, capitalism, and the economy and politics of the female body. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad. Hon’s practice has recently expanded to include installation and video works. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Winnipeg, Ming Hon found a loophole that afforded her a slim chance of winning the crown for Miss Hong Kong 2003. She thought she could secretly undermine the pageantry and its fanfare of endorsements, but the judges proved her wrong …