Jamii Event Series
Concerts & Live performances
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1-on-1 dance performances in the park

June 4, 5, 6 2021 - David Crombie Park - 1:30pm to 3pm & 4pm to 5:30pm

In 2014 & 2015, Jamii had invited Danse Carpe Diem and their moving performance “ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR” to the neighbourhood. We are excited to bring them back to The Esplanade for a series of 1-on-1 dance pop-ups!


ÉCOUTE POUR VOIR is made up of various solos dispersed throughout the space and danced simultaneously. Dancers and spectators wear headphones connected to an iPod and share in a choreography for the duration of a piece of music. United for a moment and bound up together in movement, dancers and spectators engage in singular encounters and each solo becomes a close dialogue, an interaction that is at once unique and momentous.

Take a stroll through David Crombie Park:

Friday June 4th from 4-530pm

Saturday June 5th & Sunday June 6th between 1:30pm to 3pm and 4pm to 5:30pm

We are purposefully not sharing the specific location in order to avoid gatherings – you will have to find us!


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Artistic Direction: Emmanuel Jouthe

A show created by Emmanuel Jouthe/Danse Carpe Diem

Performances produced and presented by Jamii

Choreography: Emmanuel Jouthe in collaboration with performers 

Performers: Elise Bergeon, Andrea Nann, Syreeta Hector, Kaitlin Torrance, Swahdi Ranganee and Irma Villafuerte

Supported by Canada Council for the Arts

In partnership with Canadian Stage

FB live-streamed concert featuring Red Rhythm & Blues
March 29th, 2021

Jamii was thrilled to present a Facebook LIVE livestream of Red Rhythm & Blues, March 29th 2021, filmed in Crombie Park. Red Rhythm & Blues is a beautiful coming together of two-spirit Anishnaabe~Métis singer, songwriter, composer, artist and activist Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, and talented queer artist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and activist Valentina Morelli. Together they craft soothing medicine music to heal the soul and free the spirit. Rooted in Indigenous storytelling, swelling harmonies expressed through the ‘time old’ overcoming of the blues, these two are a creative collaboration of magic.

More about Red Rhythm & Bluesfacebook.com/redrhythmandblues

This performance was proudly presented in partnership with Canadian Stage, and supported by Canadian Heritage and Government of Ontario.