Oct 28, 2010



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Intermezzo was a performance by Pablo Bronstein that focused on the history of ballet through the paintings of sixteenth-century French artist Antoine Caron. 

Using the conventional format of the lecture as a starting point, Bronstein’s forty-five minute talk used the subject of Caron as a decoy to the subject of the intermezzo—an elaborate form of court entertainment often performed between acts of a play or at festivals and celebrations. Bronstein was joined on stage by a local dancer to demonstrate three examples of this form, turning the talk into a ballet that both disrupted and responded to the format of the lecture.

Bronstein first performed Intermezzo in 2009 for the Tate Modern, London and expanded upon it at Western Front as part of the group exhibition Following a Line at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

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artist-run centre in Vancouver.

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