About Fluid and MST


FLUID and MST both feature experimental performance practices, including transgressive approaches to contemporary relationships between audience, performer and space. This commonality - and our desire to advocate for the artists we represent has forged our partnership in presenting PCC Calgary.

Practices represented by FLUID and M:ST do not only stem from Theatre and Dance disciplines, but include Visual, Audio and Media Arts. Experimental and transgressive practices are not defined by absence of traditional stage and audience arrangements, but seek to storm barriers, dissolve preconcieved notions, and eliminate limitation. FLUID and M:ST challenge participants to open themselves to transdisciplinary exploration, critical engagement and spontaneous creation at PCC Calgary 2008.

Below is more information on Springboard and M:ST. Click on the links to visit their sites.

About Springboard

Springboard is a non-profit organization, devoted to connecting artists, mediums, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation.
Committed to facilitating artist and audience development, illuminating process and craft, and inspiring creation, Springboard encourages groundbreaking methods of envisioning, representing, and responding to contemporary life.
With a focus on collaborative exploration, Springboard seeks to enrich contemporary creative practice through performance, new media, and creation residencies using a multi-disciplinary platform.

About the FLUID Movement Arts Festival

Merging and traversing the best in contemporary dance and physical performance from local, national and international artists.
Connecting and inspiring artists and audience, Springboard bridges physical performance disciplines and geography with festival programming, productions, creative residencies, and artist discussions.

Festival information

About The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST)

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (M:ST) is a biennial festival that celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the Southern Alberta region. The fourth edition of the festival will take place from October 3rd to 17th 2008 in galleries, art centres, and public spaces throughout Calgary and Lethbridge. Not only will this year’s M:ST 4 Festival showcase over 30 artists in more than 25 events, but it will also feature a new Critical Initiatives Series, as well as exhibitions, panel discussions, and workshops.


The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national, and international artistic communities.

A Brief History

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (M:ST) was originally conceived and created by The New Gallery, one of Canada's oldest artist-run centres. The New Gallery was (and continues to be) part of an active and vibrant artist-run community in Calgary with a collective history of fostering and promoting time-based art works. At the time of its creation, M:ST represented the latest in a series of successful interdisciplinary festivals that combined art forms through the collaborative efforts of the Calgary arts community.