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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.)
Two months ago, we were proud to launch our Sheroes Stan residency, a program that connects aca-fan knowledge and wisdom to the vastly growing motley crew of international and local artists that are regularly involved with Sheroes each month.
Click below for the full interview, in which Petro illuminates on the story behind that blue vinyl, talks about that time Grace Jones performed out of her head at the AGO & schools us on the importance of our headliner, Lillian Allen. (And if you’re in Toronto tonight, you can meet Paul at Sheroes #10 and ask him any Q’s we didn’t get answered!)
Last month, we were proud to launch our Sheroes Stan residency, a program that connects aca-fan knowledge and wisdom to the vastly growing ragtag crew of international and local artists that are regularly involved with Sheroes each month.
Paul Petro: “This video has it all: the setting is Studio 54, the event is a Kenzo fashion show with runway models including Grace Jones and Jerry Hall.
Kinda cheezy. The camera is cropped pretty tight and a little may go a long way but it’s an endearing slice of the times nevertheless. Two songs in and we’re listening to a disco version of “Can’t Turn Me Loose” that has more than a few early warning signs of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” to come further down the pyke. Odyssey’s “Native New Yorker”, The Emotions’ “Best Of My Love”, Al Green’s “Still In Love With You” (he’s in a class of his own) and on. At 14:00 the tempo changes and we get into more classic Kenzo boho peasant fashion and the room loosens up a little. And then at 17:15 we have Grace Jones brought on stage to belt out her then #2 hit “I Need A Man” (#1 being “La Vie En Rose”), decked in black leather and carrying a whip and singing in stroboscopic darkness. Then the stage fills with dancing celebrity models and Kenzo takes a bow at 21:45. Don’t miss Grace at 22:50 to take full visual advantage of her leather gear in the brightened stage light. A few words from Kenzo and then the camera hits the dancefloor and Jerry Hall.
Paul Petro: “Not sure about group protocol when it comes to past Sheroes but since Dolly still lingers large in my mind and I saw this work by Francesco Vizzolli at Frieze in NYC this past week I thought I had to share!”