Daily Xtra | Jeremy Willard:
Controversial performance artist crashes CanStage’s Spotlight South Africa closing party
South African performance artist Steven Cohen — who made international headlines when he was arrested in 2013 for leashing a rooster named Franck to his cock near the Eiffel Tower — is performing in Toronto.
“It looks like nothing, but it’s complex and demands a lot, being in those too-high shoes and wobbly chandelier,” Cohen says. John Hogg
“I had to promise the Canadian embassy I wouldn’t do anything horrible while I’m here,” he says, with a mischievous smile. “And then a man phoned to make sure: he asked, ‘are there any animals in your act?’’’
No animals. Instead, Cohen will put on a performance called Chandelier. He’s the headliner of Intermission, the final party of Canadian Stage’s Spotlight South Africa, a three-week festival of South African art and culture…
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