WAYO 3rd Annual Children's Festival
August 18 - 19 - 20, 2022
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
Berkeley Castle & Canadian Stage
Berkeley Castle & Berkeley Theatre
Toronto's only children's parkour festival for the arts, Wayo, was an invitation to uncover a world of wonders for children and their families. Designed as a whimsical journey through the Berkeley Castle and Berkeley Theatre with arts happenings at every turn, this unique experience was filled up with music, dance, crafts, storytelling and more!
With Wayo, children and their families stepped into a magical arts experience while engaging in conversations around social, and environmental justice issues that impact our local and global communities. Wayo featured amazing artists including dancer Raoul Wilke, singer and musician Aline Morales, hoop dancer Valentina Morelli, storyteller Monique Diabo and many more!
"My daughter saw the time keeper dancing and told me she’s going to dance like that! She LOVED the drums - I almost couldn’t get her to move on. She wanted to heal the cracks in the water (which almost meant touch the water lol) and added that love will heal the water."
- Audience Member
"Wayo is now the highlight of the summer for my daughter. She raves about it to her friends and teachers at daycare!"
- Audience Member
Presented and Produced by Jamii
In Partnership with Canadian Stage and Berkeley Castle
Wayo’s Artistic Direction and Concept
ANNA NOEL (ARTISTS’ PLAY)
MISS COCO MURRAY
RYAN STEPHENSON (ARTISTS’ PLAY)
BARBARA JOHNSTON, DANIELA ARANGO, MONICA GARRIDO, SOFIA RODRIGUEZ, TRUDYLEE GAYLE
Jamii Production Team
HADEAL KARRAR, IRIS UNLU, ISORINE MARC, MAYSAM GHANI, NADIFA DAUD MOHAMED, YUSRA YACOUT
Tech and Support Team
AKRAM YACOUT, JASENYA SENETHVIELY, RAECHEAL GODDARD, RAJEAN HOILETT, SHAIMA YACOUT
Special Thanks to Our Volunteers
AÉLA KURIA, FRANCESCA SSEMPIIRA, IDMAN HERSI, JUMANAH AL-HAZARI, MARYAM AL-HAZARI, RUTHMARIE WILLIAMS, STELLA DU SOLEIL
CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
RAMA GAMING HOUSE
TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL