Becoming Garden

"Becoming Garden"
Honouring Indigenous knowledge through story, song and ritual.
July 15-16-17, 2021

Jamii, in partnership with Canadian Stage, presented "Becoming Garden" - Woven by Ayelen Liberona & Becoming Praxis.

Cultivating Gratitude. Composting Grief. Harvesting Joy.

 

An intimate sonic sensory experience that honoured Indigenous ways of knowing in an outdoor garden filled with songs, stories and joyful art-making. Guided by Indigenous teachings that elevated senses, excited imagination and invited people to re-story their relations.

Supported by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, and Government of Ontario.

CREDITS:

Weaver: Ayelen Liberona

Sonic Guides (in order of appearance): Anishinaabe Kwe Vivian Recollet - Natasha Myers - Carolynne Crawley - Joce TwoCrows

"Laini" Youth: Trinity-Ursula Nzau, Ruthmarie Williams, Zhenmei Wong-Ward, Daniella Gakumba, Huda Mourad, Ruby Fowler, Francesca Ssempiira, Emma Pio, Aela Kuria and Mila Liberona-Cami

Firekeeper: Josh Recollet

Sound design: Ian Newton

Wendat Healing Song: Joce TwoCrows

Circle Song: Trinity-Ursula Nzau, Ruthmarie Williams, Zhenmei Wong-Ward, Daniella Gakumba, Huda Mourad, Fifi Mourad, Ruby Fowler, Francesca Ssempiira, Emma Pio, Aela Kuria and Mila Liberona-Cami

Circle Song Creation: Rosina Kazi, Nicholas Murray & "Laini" Youth

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Isorine Marc & Ayelen Liberona

Program Manager: Jasmin Linton

Production Manager: Ariane Burtin

Stage Manager: Amye Sagar

Recording Engineer: Nicholas Murray

Production Assistant: Cynthia Ruso

Headphone Equipment: Airmoves Wireless Audio

BECOMING PRAXIS:

Artistic Director & Producer: Ayelen Liberona

Artistic Director: Joseph Johnson-Camí

Company Manager: Ariane Burtin

JAMII:

Executive & Programming Director: Isorine Marc

Program Manager: Jasmin Linton

Philanthropy Manager: DeeAnn Sagar

Community-Arts Coordinator: Cynthia Ruso

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