Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Elimination Dance

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Elimination Dance

Brick Books, 1991

Instructions: An elimination dance begins with a crowded dance floor. At a signal, the band stops playing and the announcer reads an elimination, say, "Any lover who has gone into a flower shop on Valentine's Day and asked for clitoris when he meant clematis." Any dancer answering this description must sit down, and his partner is also disqualified. The process continues (e.g. "Any person who has burst into tears at the Liquor Control Board") until a single couple remains. And now, the post-Meech Lake edition.

From the catalogue. Read more about Elimination Dance by Michael Ondaatje at the Brick Books website.