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Black Ballerina

November 27 – 28, 2020

Show Credits

Choreographer and Dancer: Syreeta Hector
Movement Dramaturg: Seika Boye (2017-2020); Dedra McDermott (2020)
Outside Eye: J. Adam Brown
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
Stage Management: Helin Gungoren
Sound Design: Germaine Liu and Mark Zurawinski
Music from: Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures, Marie Davidson, Richard Reed Parry, A Tribe Called Red, Kendrick Lamar
Technical/Set Design: Elissa Horscroft, Tristan Goethel, Mary Spyrakis: Thank you to Canadian Stage
Costume Alterations: Kleanthi Markakis
Livestream Director: Barbara Willis Sweete


Part of the Citadel LIVE series

Presented by Citadel + Compagnie in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre

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About the Show

Black Ballerina
Choreographed and Performed by Syreeta Hector

Based on Syreeta Hector’s relationship to race, and her experiences in classical ballet, Black Ballerina is a powerful exploration of the nuances within one’s identity, and the unconscious ways that we all try to fit in. Performed by Hector, Black Ballerina brings an unbridled energy to the inugural show of Citadel LIVE.

The 2019 performance of an earlier version of Black Ballerina was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award.