The Point

A little about what we do

Create

Featuring the creation, production and dissemination of new inter-arts works created by artistic director Gerry Trentham, lbs/sq” associate artists and collaborators.

Research

Fostering environments that support research into contemporary interdisciplinary performance, including process-driven training grounds, research gatherings and mentorship opportunities.

Innovate

Encouraging attention to the artist’s authentic vision, and a long-term investment in innovation and the extension of the artists’ work through integral association, dialogue and interaction with others.

From the Blog

keeping up with ourselves…

keeping up with ourselves…

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in Art of Peace, Creation, Photos | No Comments

We are missing Sylvie; she has been struck down by a narcissistic cold virus that thinks her world revolves around it. Her absence is keenly felt. … through line/ story line and revelation … there seems to be one clear story: gerry and sylvie … when are we our every day selves … when are […]

angel and low bass…

angel and low bass…

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Art of Peace, Creation | No Comments

…sounds in progress… Julia’s sound designer mind is magical. TOY SOLDIERS: what we pass on Photo by @ravensboogie via Instagram.

a fine art, all…

a fine art, all…

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 in Art of Peace, Creation, Photos | No Comments

marching choreographing dancing * photos by James Kendal

gently, we return…

gently, we return…

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Art of Peace, Creation, Photos | No Comments

Are we transforming the space or the relationships?   We have returned for the culmination of nearly 3 years of research and development for The Art of Peace: show time! Designer and technical whiz, James Kendal joins us in the Blue Barracks while we catch Lisa up on what was discovered during the last development […]

The Art of Peace – Designers Meet

The Art of Peace – Designers Meet

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 in Art of Peace | No Comments

In preparation for this November at the Fort designers Simon Rossiter – lights, Andjelija Djuric – costumes, Julia Aplin – music/sound, James Kendal – Tech direction/video and Gerry all met at Butler’s Pantry on Markham St. in Toronto — we look so forward to revealing what we are discovering.   The Blue Barracks at the […]

The Apology Project: Kickstarter

The Apology Project: Kickstarter

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in Apology | No Comments

As of July 28 there are only 10 days left to support a Kickstarter campaign for The Apology Project, a bi-national collaboration between US and Canadian artists through performance, visual, and media art at Silo City, Buffalo, NY.  Check it out!  

The Apology Project: Arrival

The Apology Project: Arrival

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in Apology | No Comments

The Apology Project is an interdisciplinary, binational collaboration between artists from Canada and the United States. Presented by lbs/sq” performance, The Apology Project was invited to share a preview installation at Silo City in Buffalo, NY in July 2015. Open to the elements and gradually succumbing to the inexorable forces of mother nature, these large, […]

Double Bill & Bloom

Double Bill & Bloom

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in News | No Comments

  Well, what can we say? Most of the time, with our extensive and exploratory creation periods, you get to hear about the next step of creation.  So his may arrive as a bit of shock, but THE SHOWS ARE NOW ONLY DAYS AWAY! Don’t miss Bloom (Mar 8) and Double Bill (Mar 5-14), where […]

Through contemporary research, creation and production, driven by a trans-disciplinary aesthetic, deeply honed artistic craft, and inclusive cultural/environmental consciousness, lbs/sq” is dedicated to reflecting, challenging, transforming and enriching our local and global community.

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The People

A few words from the lbs/sq" team

Gerry Trentham,<br />Artistic Director

“Over the past 20 years, lbs/sq” has produced over 30 of my works and helped me collaborate with 150+ fellow artists.  I am deeply grateful to the board, administrators, producers, volunteers and audience that have help sustain this significant part of my artistic life.”

- Gerry Trentham,
Artistic Director
Jessa Agilo,<br />Producer

“What an enviable pleasure it is to be associated with lbs/sq”, a talented bevvy of creators, designers, explorers, inventors, and pioneers extraordinaire. Both on stage and behind the scenes, it’s a whirl of dangerous discoveries and exhilarating joys each and every day.”

- Jessa Agilo,
Producer
Tamara Freeman,<br />Administration and Communication Associate

“I feel as though every time I work with Gerry I am celebrating yet another birthday, for every time without fail, I am being mentored and my eyes, along with my imagination, widen to a world of possibilities. I am so incredibly blessed to have both Gerry and lbs/sq” in my life to watch and encourage me to grow as an artist.”

- Tamara Freeman,
Administration and Communication Associate
Michael Caldwell,<br />Associate Artist

“My relationship with Gerry and lbs/sq” has slowly evolved over the past few years, from coffee and dinner chats about the nature of art and life to a collaborative artistic practice and process, engaging fully in the work of the company.  I’m thrilled to continue this evolution in the future.”

- Michael Caldwell,
Associate Artist
Sara Porter,<br />Associate Artist

“I first saw Gerry wheel his wheelbarrow across the stage in 2013 and I thought, “I’ve got to get to know this guy.” His generosity in performance, his knowledge and breadth of experience in such a wide range of performance skills: voice, acting, improvisation, choreography, dancing, writing, directing … the list goes on… is inspiring and motivating.

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- Sara Porter,
Associate Artist
David Kraft, <br />Associate Artist

“As an associate artist, it has been great to see how ideas and relationships evolve.  It has been exciting to see the conversation we’ve had grow into a living entity.  Watching Gerry’s work, I have become stronger and more captivating as an artist.”

- David Kraft,
Associate Artist
Lani Weissbach,<br />Associate Artist

“Working with Gerry is profoundly inspirational, both personally and professionally. Without a doubt, my association with Gerry and the lbs/sq” team feels like an essential next step for my growth as a movement artist and educator. I am honored to be a part of this organization and excited to see what develops from this invaluable liaison.”

- Lani Weissbach,
Associate Artist