Image: Workshop presentation at Aluna Theatre’s 2019 CAMINOS Festival (The Edisons Media Masters)

xLq

Creator-in-Residence

xLq will be joining Nightswimming for a creation residency in 2020/21 to develop All for One for All. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council and Nightswimming, the residency offers xLq studio space and dramaturgical support to continue their exploration of audience members as participants. This extends their successful 5×25 Nightswimming commission, 4inXchange, and we are delighted to work with xLq during the season ahead.

All for One for All is an interactive, theatrical game show in two acts. A single audience member becomes the One, the rest of the audience becomes the All. xLq guide the All and the One through choice-driven experiences, reality show-style games, and collectively concocted rituals to reveal the audience’s desire to collaborate, compete, dominate, and surrender.

xLq’s creation residency is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council and we are grateful for their support.


Two people dressed all in white on the far side of a table which has Canadian bills on it. One person on the close side of the table reaching out to the people dressed in white.
xlq (Henry Chan)

xLq is a POP ART performance duo comprised of Jordan Campbell and Maddie Bautista. Dedicated to radical performance forms, xLq combines ritual, fashion, dance, music, and queer pop aesthetics to create complicit audience experiences. Our body of work includes cabaret performances, drag shows, installation-based art parties and interactive performance playgrounds. xLq is also our lifestyle: the persona we use in our performances.

5×25 has literally been a dream come true. We had a big dream about a project called 4inXchange that was radical in form and concept. Nightswimming was able to see, understand, and appreciate our vision and provided us with the resources and connections necessary to realize our dreams. xLq