Balancing Acts: Calgary's 9th Annual Disability Arts Festival
Balancing Acts9: not just another freak show played to lively Calgarian audience and featured a full week of live performances, films, visual art, artist talk-backs and disability art and culture lectures.

Explorations of sexuality, masculinity, queerness, race, and disability took the stage through original film and performance work including Meg Torwl's world premiere of That's So Gay; Alan Shain's full production of Time To Put My Socks On; Fred Stenhouse's piece Human Frailty; and James J. Doyle's latest film A Different Breed. For more information about these artists and other work featured at the Festival please click here.

This year's Festival also featured its first juried Visual Art Series including People's Choice Awards for each exhibition in addition to a Best of Show award in both the Traditional and Disability Art categories.

A huge thank you to all of the artists, partners, and audience goers who made Balancing Acts9 a wonderful success and to the funders whose support of the Balancing Acts Commissioning Project has been integral to the flourishing of new work in disability art.

Produced by:
Stage Left Productions

Funding Partners:
Canada Council for the Arts
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Calgary Arts Development

Presenting Partners:
One Yellow Rabbit
In-Definite Arts Society
Studio C

Community Partners:
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society
The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders

December 2 – December 5, 2009
Big Secret Theatre
Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts