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Power Ball: Appetite for Excess

June 04, 2015
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This year’s Power Ball theme “Appetite for Excess” investigates the fine line between decadence and debauchery through visual art, music, fashion and food. From the art installations and performances to the food and drinks, every corner of The Power Plant will expose a multitude of thought-provoking excesses. The evening will commence at 7:00pm with a once-in-a-lifetime food performance by renowned American artist Jennifer Rubell, notorious for her large-scale, food-centric works. The performance, titled So Sorry, is inspired by the artist’s first visits to Toronto, and generously supported by the Drake Hotel. Guests of the performance will be pulled between competing desires and obligations, finding pleasure, intimacy, sustenance, human contact, deep emotion and sensual engagement in every direction. So Sorry will be supported by pioneering chef Grant Van Gameren, creator of one of the city’s most influential restaurants, Bar Isabel and recently Bar Raval as well as a coffee performance from Toronto coffee master Sam James, owner of the innovative and prolific Sam James Coffee Bar. The work will also include the world premiere of actress and writer Winsome Brown’s one-woman performance, This Is Mary Brown. At 9:00pm, partygoers can also experience The Power Plant’s art-filled gallery spaces, including a commissioned project from Toronto-based art collective 8- eleven; a site-specific installation by Montreal-based artist Karen Kraven whose works set up unexpected encounters between sculptures and images; and a light sculpture by Orest Tataryn, a practicing artist, designer and curator who uses light as his expressive medium. Guests can expect signature cocktails developed by Diageo’s team of mixologists with brands Ciroc, Grand Marnier, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, and Tanqueray No. 10. Catering will be provided by Parts & Labour and executed under the creative mind of chef Matty Matheson.



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