T.Comp 2013 ~ Aurora Borealis

$40 @ Door – STARTING AT 9pm, until we hit capacity or 1am. Entries end at 1am, so come early! If we happen to hit capacity we will post on the wall!! But you should really just come!

Where: Centre of Gravity West – 213 Sterling Road, Unit 100 – South side http://bit.ly/1cGAHax

When: Saturday November 23, 2013

Workshops from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. (all ages – FREE)
Main Event from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. (19+ Event – ticket and ID Required)
Final Admittance 1 a.m.
19+ with ID after 9pm

$30 advance
$40 @ Door – STARTING AT 9pm
http://tcomp2013.eventbrite.ca/ – online sold out!

Retail Ticket Locations:
Centre of Gravity/Sideshow Café (no handling fee!) ~ 1300 Gerrard St East ~http://goo.gl/maps/ZmKrL
Shanti Baba ~ 546 Queen St West ~ http://goo.gl/maps/XQ5Ep
Fairies Pajamas – sold out!

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 the Toronto Burning Man community invites you to experience a 12-hour+ foray into burner art and culture. Since 2002, the BurnT community has been fostering participatory events open to all. This year we team up with our friends at The Circus Academy West (venue) to go on a journey with you to the playa, with interactive art, music, performance and spectacular oddities.

The theme: “Aurora Borealis occurs when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in the earth’s atmosphere. Solarwinds stream away from the sun at speeds of about one million miles per hour. When they reach the earth, some 40 hours after leaving the sun, they follow the lines of magnetic force generated by the earth’s core and flow through the magnetosphere, a teardrop-shaped area of highly charged electrical and magnetic fields.” (We F**king LOVE science)

Like those highly charged electrical and magnetic fields, our community of builders, imagineers, inventors, composers and participants work together to create a truly unforgettable night of entertainment, inclusion and play in our city. As time passes the idea of play can change and we often think it’s not important, that it’s for kids or we don’t have time for it, but play is crucial to mental creativity, health and happiness – some argue it is the highest expression of our humanity, both imitating and advancing the evolutionary process.

We invite you to take this opportunity to play and dance like the solarwinds of Aurora Borealis, to follow an uncharted path, where you may stumble upon something you have been missing for a long time.

Be a participant, bring your costumes, reusable cup, art, music, and sense of adventure and help us create our best Decompression yet, because this party is YOU.

Did you know that Decompression is a fully-volunteer organized and run event? And that everyone buys a ticket (organizers, DJ’s, greeters, artists, performers) and also contributes in some other way? The money raised goes to funding art and holding community events that welcome everybody, cuz we’re radically inclusive like that. How will you contribute??!! 😉

Do’s and Don’ts!

1. DO think about how you can contribute – an act, a gift, set up, clean up, become an incredible roving installation, participate in an art project, host a workshop?? All of the above??!!!

2. DO remember to bring…
Your TICKET, photo ID 19+after 9pm, cash for the bar, and YOUR REFILLABLE CUP!!!, your friendly and mischievous badassitude! (a good attitude)

This year, we strongly encourage you to Bring Your Own reusable Cup. [For those who don’t get the memo, cups are $1 on site] $5 FOR ALL beer and mixed drinks; water, soda, juice, etc. will be $1. There is likely no ATM on site so if you plan on buying drink tickets, you’ll need to bring mula in your wallet.

2. DO find a safe, sober ride to and from the event.
Public transit is a good option if you can’t find a carpool.
Smack dab between Dundas West and Bloor, you can either streetcar or subway it, or taxi or walk or bike or scooter or segway or skip..

4. DO respect the space.
It’s really hard to find a venue with so much space. Please help us maintain a good relationship with the space and its neighbors by respecting both the neighborhood and the venue space itself. Please, Leave No Trace.

5. DO Ask First!
Can I take a picture of you? Can I hug you? Can I have some of your beer? Can I touch you?
Always remember to get CONSENT before video-ing, photographing, touching, or otherwise, interacting physically with another participant’s self or belongings.

6. Don’t expect this event to be awesome without your contribution 🙂 (refer to #1)

Where: The Circus Academy West – 213 Sterling Road, Unit 100 – South side

When: Saturday November 23, 2013
Workshops from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. (all ages – FREE) http://burnon.ca/?p=2084
Main Event from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. (19+ Event – ticket and ID Required)

$30 advance
$40 @ Door

Retail Ticket Locations:
Centre of Gravity/Sideshow Café (no handling fee!) ~ 1300 Gerrard St East ~http://goo.gl/maps/ZmKrL
Shanti Baba ~ 546 Queen St West ~ http://goo.gl/maps/XQ5Ep
Fairies Pajamas – sold out!

Also, some friendly Burners have ’em to sell, too, like Dani Elle, Lil’Jen, Stacey MsGuyver, Daniel G, Kitty Kerosene, Kim Brilliant and more! Post on this page if you prefer to buy from a Burner & are not sure who to ask!

Workshops run from 3pm – 8pm and are kid-friendly and FREE for all! Full schedule available here: http://burnon.ca/?p=2084

Performance/Music Lineup
NEW: full schedules for *both* dance/performance rooms can be found here:

Blair (DJ, immersive deep tech)
BabyG-Love (poetry)
Ben Cormier (DJ, chillout)
Boom Human (Reverbia Vancouver, live+DJ, live glitch)
Cynex (DJ, house)
dBoom (DJ, glitchy/breaky)
deRanger Sketchy’s Shimmy Showdown feat. Dolly Berlin, Sadie Mae Glutz, Laura Desiree, Pretty Penny & Luckee 13! (burlesque cabaret)
Elixir (DJ, epic chill house)
Freedom Danish ft. Capitano Goldstar, Miss Minx, Kitty Cakes and Amie Blue (DJ+Performance, gypsy crunk)
GlitterSweet (visuals)
JD Mack (Opulent Temple DJ, breaks)
Lady V sings Disco! (vocal)
Love Orchestra feat. imagineye dance (live bass w/ tribal fusion bellydance)
MF (DJ, house/breaks)
Mental Floss (DJ, techy/breaky)
Mineta (live band, sexy electro circus funk)
Radiohiro (Hookahdome Freakeasy Chicago DJ, breaks)
RoLo (DJ, ghetto fun)
Sleazy Slumberland (theatre)
Shorty Belle (Freakeasy Chicago, aerial performance)
The Special Forces (live looping)
Topless Mandelbunny (variety/poetry)
Used DJ (electro house)
Zum One (DJ, dubby techno)

Art Grants
Art Grant applications deadlines have passed with a record number of grant applicants this year. Be on the lookout for some seriously amazing and fun stuff – we are very excited!

Media/Commercial Photography & Video
This is a private event: while personal photography and video are allowed at Decomp, pARTicipants who violate community trust will be evicted. This means always *ask* before taking a shot or footage. By default, just assume that there will be pARTicipants in the background of your shot who do not want their image posted anywhere. If you are Media, assume that you are not welcome to shoot. Feel free to contact the event planning team with any questions: anucerfen@yahoo.ca

Food Donation
Please contribute to our good food box by bringing a non-perishable food item. All donations will be given to the Daily Bread Food Bank a non-profit, charitable organization fighting to end hunger in our communities.

Most needed food items:
Baby formula & food
Beans & lentils
Canned fruits & vegetables
Canned fish & meat
Cans of soup or hearty stew
Dried pasta & tomato sauce
Macaroni & cheese
Peanut butter
Canned, powdered or Tetra Pak cartons of milk

Toronto Decompression is an official Burning Man Decompression, and, in the spirit of the playa, is guided by these 10 Principles:
– Radical inclusion
– Gifting
– Decomodification
– Radical self-reliance
– Communal effort
– Civic responsibility
– Leave no trace
– Participation
– Immediacy

Interested in learning more about the 10 Prinicples that serve as cornerstones for Burning Man culture? Check out this article on the burningman.com site: http://tiny.cc/0k2c5w