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Mykalle Bielinski


Warm Up

(2021 U.S. Premiere)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Thu May 2 - Sat May 4, 7:30pm
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 3435 Cesar Chavez Blvd, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Studio 210 (inside the Sears Building)

Presented in Association with:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
To get discounted tickets and sign up for a National Bike Day ride with Mykalle on Sunday May 5, join the Bike Coalition HERE.

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

For the best deals, see multiple shows with a discount Festival Pass.

If you cannot attend, but would like to support the artist, thank you for making a donation.

Funding Credits: These performances were funded in part by: The Canada Council for the Arts and Argonaut - A Noble House Hotel.

Artist Information

Written & Performed by: Mykalle Bielinski
Dramaturge: Myriam Stéphanie Perraton Lambert
Technical Direction: Gabriel Duquette
Staging: Édith Patenaude 
Coaches: Hugo Dalphond & Eve Tagny

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Artist Sample Video

Mykalle Bielinski in Warm Up

Production Details

Warm Up
When faced with a climate crisis, how do you stage an eco-responsible show? By producing your own electricity using a bike. “Warm Up” explores our relationship with nature through the lens of overconsumption by rethinking the act of making art. Drawn into a system that exploits her, Mykalle Bielinski explores the principles of de-growth and resilience through a ritual laden with mythological and political overtones. In this athletic and musical piece, science and fiction collide to inspire a paradigm shift on both the personal and societal level, and to offer paths of reconciliation for our world.

Comment faire le spectacle le plus écoresponsable possible ? En produisant soi-même son électricité. Dans une ultime expérience d'autosuffisance énergétique, Mykalle Bielinski pédale pour recharger une batterie qui alimente les éléments de son spectacle. Mais la surchauffe et l'épuisement la guettent et l'artiste doit faire face à sa surconsommation pour survivre. Performance sportive, manifeste, concert et méditation, Warm up explore les décroissances nécessaires pour guérir de notre avidité et reconstruire le lien brisé à la nature. Le sacré des chants et des gestes rituels révèle le rôle crucial que peuvent jouer les artistes dans la sensibilisation à la crise climatique.

Mykalle Bielinski
As a singer, multidisciplinary artist, composer, sound designer, author and producer, Mykalle has now been creating at the crossroads of music and live arts for over a decade. Specialized in vocal performance, her work blends song, music, poetry and ritual gestures. Her trilogy on the sacred (2015–2021) consists of three musical performances that place the artist’s voice at the heart of a spiritual journey: "Gloria" (2015), a 360-degree solo multimedia opera, "Mythe" (2018), a mystical ceremony for five voices, and "Warm up" (2021), an ecological ritual in which the artist generates her own power. Since her graduation as a performer from l’UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre in 2011, she has composed and performed for over fifty theatre, dance, film and podcast projects. She also worked as a radio commentator, lent her voice to various productions (7 doigts, Cirque du Soleil), and wrote Mythe, précédé de Gloria, a book of poems published at Les Éditions du passage in 2021. So far, she has performed all across Québec, Canada, and in Europe.

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