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Pages Unbound Festival connects the 'wild' with the creative

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What is Wild Culture @ Pages Unbound Festival, you asked?
I have had many questions about one particular event that has really piqued curiosity, at the Pages UnBound Festival, (May 7-10) -- The Cabaret of Wild Culture.
Described as a late-night, vaudeville-esque session exploring a wide swath of art forms -- performing, culinary and musical arts, dance, improvisation and the science of ecology -- to discover connections between the "wild" and the cultured, the event will feature Elizabeth Bettencourt, Tony Calzetta, Zoe Cormier, Alec Dempster, David Ferry, Gemma Files, Marc Glassman, Bob Nasmith, Cathy Petch, Leon Rooke, Whitney Smith and the Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture.
Some background: Produced in collaboration with the Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture (SPWC -- publisher of The Journal of Wild Culture), the Cabaret was first produced in the 1980s as part of three programs undertaken by the Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture (SPWC): The Journal of Wild Culture (a print magazine); Landscape Readings (nature tours by artist), and the "The Café of Wild Culture" (the Cabaret’s former name).

The SPWC emerged from Whitney Smith's picking of wild foods that he sold to chefs in Toronto restaurants, including Jamie Kennedy and Michael Stadtlander. Whitney Smith, founder of the SPWC, and Marc Glassman, Artistic Director of Pages UnBound, produced the avant-garde variety show. The Cafés in the late 80s were staged in Toronto at the Rivoli, as well as in New York and Vermont.
"Wild Culture is a vibrant concept, even more relevant today than in the 1990s. Somehow Ecology meets Imagination in an even more powerful way, today," says Marc Glassman.
The Cabaret of Wild Culture will take place at 9.00 p.m. on Saturday May 9 at the Randolph Theatre on Bathurst St.

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