Sheroes

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Sheroes was a monthly limited-run art party series that brought together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and cultures of fandom surrounding the "League of Legendary Ladies": Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, Etta James, Marianne Faithfull, Dolly Parton, Grace Jones, Dusty Springfield & Nina Simone.


Sheroes is presented by salonnière reeraw (Rea McNamara). Based in Toronto, the series curates specially commissioned performances, sounds, installations & visuals.


All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into fan culture and collaborative content creation.


Virtual Season — our culminating presentation of new and past Sheroes on/offline works & performances — is currently gearing into its first international reunion tour. We will be announcing soon tour dates. (If you would like to book a Sheroes event, please contact us.)


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The High Priestess’s Batshit Genius

NINA SIMONE FINAL INDUCTEE TO THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDARY LADIES

MADAME SIMONE’S REINCARNATED AFROCENTRIC EGYPTIAN QUEENDOM TO BE CELEBRATED AT SHEROES #12: NINA SIMONE

Thursday, July 26, 2012. 10:30PM.

The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara <totallyeffyeahsheroes [at] gmail [dot] com>

Joni MitchellChaka KhanTina TurnerMadonnaYoko OnoErykah BaduEtta JamesMarianne FaithfullDolly PartonGrace Jones. Dusty Springfield. And finally, Miss Nina Simone.

Sheroes will be presenting their FINAL event, Sheroes #12: Nina Simone, on Thursday, July 26th at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West).

Related: [Sheroes Stan] Meet Our Nina Stan: Chris A. Cummings (AKA Mantler)

The last installment of the monthly, limited-run art party series — which brought together for over a year on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the League of Legendary Ladies — will put one last bit of sugar in your bowl with the batshit genius of Madame Simone. (So you better bring those five bottles of champagne, OK? We’re going to need it.)

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Natalia performing at Sheroes #11Cinemagraph event GIFs documentation by Lorna Mills.

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The Queen of the Postmods’ three wigs

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD LATEST INDUCTEE TO THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDARY LADIES

DUST’S SECRET WHITE HEAT TORONTO PRIDE HISTORY TO BE CELEBRATED AT SHEROES #11: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

Thursday, June 28, 2012. 10:30PM.

The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara <totallyeffyeahsheroes [at] gmail [dot] com>

Joni MitchellChaka KhanTina TurnerMadonnaYoko OnoErykah BaduEtta JamesMarianne FaithfullDolly Parton. Grace JonesAnd now, Dusty Springfield.

Sheroes will be presenting their latest event, Sheroes #11: Dusty Springfield, on Thursday, June 28th at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West).

Related: [Sheroes StanMeet Our Dusty Stan: Jeanette Lynes

The second last installment of the monthly, limited-run art party series — which brings together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the League of Legendary Ladies — will be a very special Pride Toronto variety show extravaganza celebrating Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien’s secret White Heat Toronto history. (Think Dusty/Carol.)

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Emcee extraordinaire Silk Degrees keeps the League of Legendary Ladies Dolly-oke jumping at Sheroes #9Event GIFs by Lorna Mills.

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Natalia Ivanovski performing “Orange Moon” at Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu. Photo by Tony Halmos.

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Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu Event Line-Up Announcement

http://fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/post/15524267685/meet-bizzarh

Dare you to find a tolerable party series like this somewhere else.”

The Grid's Paul Aguirre-Livingston

TL;DR? The 140 version: “#sheroes @fatbellybella remix @beavertoronto tribute line-up announced http://bit.ly/yhBFg6 ft-ing @bizZarh, int’l group #GIF show & more!”

On Thursday, January 26, 2012, Sheroes will be kicking off their 2012 programming at a new downtown Toronto location with a stunning sho nuff line-up of multidisciplinary artists offering up one-night-only “remix tributes” to the Analog Girl In A Digital World, Miss Erykah Badu (AKA @fatbellybella, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, midwife Badoula, etc.)

The TO-based performance series — a free experimental on/offline monthly jam celebrating the “League of Legendary Ladies” — said goodbye in 2011 to “DuWest” hotspot NACO Gallery & Cafe (RIP), and is moving on to Queen West’s “alt-cultural oasis” The Beaver in 2012.

In keeping with our reputation for curating thematic performances, sounds, installations & visuals in tribute to the month’s Shero, we’ll be honouring Miss Badu with the following line-up:

Performances

Sounds

Installations

Visuals

Group GIF show co-curated by Lorna Mills, featuring the projected original GIF works of HELEN ADAMIDOUANTHONY ANTONELLIS, JENNIFER CHANJOSEPH CHIOCCHI, EMILIE GERVAISTONY HALMOSJEANETTE HAYES, ISAAC HICKS, ROLLIN LEONARDSALLY MCKAYREA MCNAMARA, GRACE MCEVOYOZ MELOLORNA MILLS, STEPH PARROTT, DANIEL REHN, YOSHI SODEOKA & GISELLE ZATONYL. 

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