Not only will this be a full evening with dinner, it's also a book launch for The Canadian Romantic, a full pen-and-ink art book!
Presented by UNIT/PITT at the Dunlevy Snack Bar, 433 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver BC on Friday, January 13 2012 | Tickets ($25, performance plus dinner; $40, performance plus dinner plus book) on sale in advance, available online at http://www.publicationstudio.biz/events/canadian-romantic .
This will be a one of a kind evening that combines large amounts of shared laughter with soft music and unsettling feelings of desire…!
Robert’s most recent project is his series of videos and performances as the persona of The Canadian Romantic, a melodramatic figure of faded glamour who tries to bridge and explore the gap between Canada and romance with somewhat dubious results. Some key Canadian Romantic videos will be played. The Canadian Romantic himself will be performing live, taking topic suggestions from the crowd for his infamous impromptu candlelight Recitations. Expect glittery Bon Mots aplenty from a man of way too much experience. You will come alive with laughter feeling like you’ve woken up at an undisclosed time with make up smeared across your face.
After that will be a curated tour of the forgotten musical Recitation genre, which also includes the notion of famous Ac-tor as Singer: expect the plummy tones of Telly Savalas, Bruno Gerussi, Richard Harris, and a few glorious unknowns! This musical genre has been a key influence on The Canadian Romantic.