X Avant 2023

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Concert , Performance in X Avant XVIII: Neeeerrrrddddssss Series

A musical takeover of the Bata Shoe Museum, peruse the shoes while getting serenaded by the sounds of some of Toronto’s best improvisers

Curated by Joe Strutt of the beloved series Track Could Bend, eight artists will perform acoustic pieces sprinkled through the Bata Shoe Museum, culminating in a concert at the end of the night. Expect shoe horns, found percussion, and (of course!) tap dancing. A playful celebration of curation, thinking outside of the (shoe)box and of the incredible musicians that live in this city.


The Bata Shoe Museum is wheelchair accessible. Public hallways are wide enough to allow people using wheelchairs and other mobility devices to move easily through the building. There is elevator access to all public floors.


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