Artistic Exploration - Kisanii Hub
Oct to Dec 2020
In the Fall of 2020, Jamii and Artistic Director Isorine Marc invited four dancers-choreographers-directors to explore the artistic potential of the Kisanii Hub, Jamii’s mobile stage. This research project took place while Toronto was in the “red” Covid-19 color code and later on in lockdown. While we could not bring arts to the audience, we are grateful that we were able to engage with artists in the studio space and continue building for the upcoming season of live performances.
This research was possible thanks to the financial support of Canada Council for the Arts, and to our partnership with Canadian Stage, which granted us full free access to their rehearsal hall. Two major gifts.
We were honored to work with an amazing artistic team:
Aria Evans, David Norsworthy and Irma Villafuerte with Michael Caldwell.
Joce Two Crows Tremblay, Slava Sapershteyn, Heather Tizya, Ian Newton and Mairi Greg with Ayelen Liberona.
Vania Dodoo-Beals, Miranda Liverpool, Brianna Rennie and Cécé Haba with Lua Shayenne.
Raha Javanfar, Alexia D’Amato and Ankita Kumar-Ratta with Ashima Suri.
This project was full of generosity and vulnerability; artists were trusting and courageous. It was both inspirational and motivating.
We can not wait for 2021 to share all of this with audiences.
Photos: Isorine Marc & Delphy Photography