The BIG ASS Spring is Finally Here Show!!!

Wed, Apr 18, 2012
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St West, Wheelchair Equalized event
Doors Open: 7:30, Show: 8 to 11:30pm, Tickets at the door only.
Walk in any time all evening!
Age 18+ Only - bring ID if you look really young, and be flattered to get carded!
Mature Content, Nudity
Cover: $17 per person, Cash Only - a Bargain!


Created, Produced, Cast and Directed by Ariel Len – Zoey’s Projects

A Multi-Medium Celebration of Diverse Arts and Artists!
Dance, Film, Music, Spoken Word, Visual Art, Special Event, Fundraiser
A Fundraiser for Zoey’s Projects to create theatre/multi-medium arts projects which celebrate Womyn and People of all Diversities and Cultures

Performers and Artists Include:

The Parahumans was formed in 1992, with an emphasis on collaboration within a diverse range of performing arts, with dance being central. The company has performed several times in Toronto’s fringe dance festival (fFIDA) and at Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend. Other appearances include: Residance, RED Cabaret, Small Potatoes, Series 8:08, Artist's Play, Eros, Thanatos and the Avant Garde, Nuit Blanche, da da Dance Festival. The company participated in the 1995 Resolution Dance Festival (London) and toured England in 2002 and 2003, teaching and performing in schools, colleges, universities and professional venues. Past productions have incuded: Plato Was A Raver (2011/2001); D3 Branded (2011); My Room Was White (2009); My Mind Is Going (2008); Who Are These People? (2005); As Above, So Below (2003); Pillow in the Temple (2000). Dance films have included Cast in Stone (1997), La Danza (1998), Stars of Sparta (2005), Out of Sight (2006); Pressing Home (2006), Boy Dancer (2011) - Best Short Film, Astoria Long Island City NY Film Festival. Upcoming - Charismatica, May 3-6, @ Dancemakers, The Distillery, Toronto

Peter Lear is a photographer based in Toronto. He specializes in live performance photography. He’s also interested in other forms of photography such as landscape and street photography. In addition to working with contemporary digital technology, Peter keeps a darkroom for film work.

Nadiya Shah is leading the New-Age Revolution. She sings, dances, films, writes, and speaks her way to personal evolution. Nadiya is an internationally syndicated Sun Sign Columnist and is one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Nadiya is the Producer and Host of the WebTV show “Nadiya Shah Productions”, celebrating Astrology, New-Age Spirituality, and Art.

Daniel Leonard graduated from Ryerson Interior Design and created residential interiors in Canada and the U.S. for the past 20 years. He now focuses on his artwork doing painting and sculpture. His next show will be at The Papermill Gallery in 2013, and will be an exploration of shamanic art, sculptures and paintings of animal spirits he sees in his shamanic journeys. Daniel has a healing practice in Reiki and Shamanism and teaches groups in Toronto and Montreal.

Ariel Len Founded Zoey’s Projects to Create, Produce and Direct both Solo and Group Projects in Every Possible Arts Medium, to Celebrate Womyn and People of all Diversities and Cultures, both Visible and Invisible. She is a Filmmaker whose feature length Doc/Experimental Film “I Ate the Hole Thing” premiered at GiRLFeST Hawaii, and was at the Industry Forums for both Hot Docs, and The Freun (Women’s) International Film Festival. She has also created many Multi-Medium/Integrated Arts Projects, Paints large scale Canvases, and does live Performance Wordscaping around Toronto. She has Invented Wordscapes (Prose combined with Poetry and Dialogue) and a new way of Illustrating these Wordscapes on the page, as well as Creating a new method called Dance-Painting. In addition, She is one of Canada’s only Professional Dancers who has trained Herself to put down Her cane and Dance all of Her own Works, which She also Choreographs, Performs Live, and for which She Designs Props, Costumes, and Selects and Cuts together the Music. She is Thrilled to Welcome You to see all of the Talented Artists, Crew and Volunteers at Her One Night Only Show, “The BIG ASS Spring is Finally Here Show!!!”

“ Hallucinatory and Explosive World ”
Tsutao Machida’s work originates in a love for diverse material and the compulsion to express himself. Thoroughly corporeal, richly layered, and deceptively simple, his work occupies a shifting space between figurative and abstract, impressionist and expressionist; all and none, thus remaining uniquely his own.
Tsutao Machida has chosen to roll an imaginary boulder up a hill. In doing so he enables himself to meditate, self-medicate and cocoon in his own hallucinatory world. His is the self-made world of self-reflective struggle.

Jane Munro’s most recent release is a CD of selected readings from her five books of poetry, Jane Munro: After the Fire (2011). Her collections include Active Pass (Pedlar Press: 2010) and Point No Point (McClelland & Stewart: 2006). In 2007, Munro won the Bliss Carman Award for poetry.

Tom Smarda spent ten years during the 70′s hitch-hiking around North America, playing music from the Yukon to Guatemala, from the east coast to the west coast, in Canada and the United States. Being exposed to many cultures, witnessing the ongoing destruction of the Earth, and living next to poverty and injustice inspired him to write songs which creatively and compassionately address important universal concerns. He believes that we can house, clothe and feed one another without destroying the Earth in the process