Study on Truths and Justice (work in progress)
Guest Artist – Guetcha Guaritcha
Full of Simple Wonderings
In the Distance
Claire Whitaker with charles c. smith
Myself When I Am Real
Civilization Day (work in progress)
Ana Groppler with Braydon Cairns
Michael Mortley and Atri Lundy
Presented by Wind In The Leaves Collective Livestream co-produced by Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada.
ABOUT THE SHOW
allies and friends (November Edition)
The focus of this performance series is to bring together poetry/spoken word and dance. This reflects the collective’s aesthetic practice whose roots trace through the African griot tradition, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement and the notion of the ‘choreopoem’ defined as “a form of dramatic expression that combines poetry, dance, music, and song…”, first coined by Ntozake Shange for her work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf.”
Such an approach to poetry and performance is shared by many cultures and this series seeks to present and explore the commonalities and differences between performers, their heritage and artistic practice, and how these connect to ancestral visions in the contemporary and touch upon the social issues of our times.