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Contemporaneity 2.0

MWON’D (uma)
Created by Rhodnie Désir
Featuring Greg Krypto Selinger

(sharing a double bill with Becoming on Feb. 15, 17 & 18
with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

Photo courtesy of the Company

 

Unsettling the widespread use of “contemporary” as describing European and white American theatrical dance, this series resists by asking: can we re-centre the contemporary as a shared inquiry, widening circles of inclusion, aesthetics and political frames through the body, divergent practices and perspectives, with care, rigour and curiosity.

In Wild Moon & Eventual Ashes’ Becoming (Tkaronto), a woman journeys to the dream world to connect to her ancestral guides, challenge her oppression and trauma, and affirm her magic. In MWON’D (uma), Rhodnie Désir (Montréal) turns to the word’s etymology—moun, for human; mwen for me; and anmey, for cry of distress—to find the intimate, troubled and spiritual space of being. And in Gandhari, Gitanjali Kolanad (India) uses the mythological figure from the Mahabharata and the martial art form of kalaripayat to examine the effects of loss on the body, tracing a path from grief, through anger and revenge, to transcendence

Tickets available through the Theatre Centre Box Office


PWYC/accessible tickets available if needed; no questions asked. Please contact anandamdance@gmail.com to request.

Information: anandamdance@gmail.com

 

This series is offered in two programs

PROGRAM A


Gandhari
Created by Gitanjali Kolanad
Featuring Parmala Attariwala and Brandy Leary
(showing Feb.14, 16 & 17 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 16)

PROGRAM B - Double Bill

Becoming
Created & Written by Asia Clarke & Jade Lee Hoy
Directed by Gein Wong
Featuring the collaborations of Ruthie Titus, Dre Ngozi, 
Brian Gregory, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Virgillia Griffith
(sharing a double bill with MWON’D (uma) on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

MWON’D (uma)
Created by Rhodnie Désir
Featuring Greg Krypto Selinger
(sharing a double bill with Becoming on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)
 
CURATED AND PRODUCED BY
Anandam Dancetheatre


SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 14 / 8:30pm Program A
Thur / Feb. 15 / 8:30pm Program B
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm Program A
Sat / Feb. 17 / 2:00pm Program A and B
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm Program B

ASL INTERPRETATION
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm
For accessibility info click here.

DURATION
40–60 minutes

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 3T4 

Contemporaneity is generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council's Open Door program and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

Becoming
Created & Written by Asia Clarke & Jade Lee Hoy
Directed by Gein Wong
Featuring the collaborations of Ruthie Titus, Dre Ngozi, 
Brian Gregory, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Virgillia Griffith
(sharing a double bill with MWON’D (uma) on
Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)
photo courtesy of the Wild Moon/Eventual Ashes 

Gandhari
Created by Gitanjali Kolanad
Featuring Parmala Attariwala and Brandy Leary
(showing Feb.14, 16 & 17 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 16)
photo by Greg Wong