The Wedding - PART I, II & III
A celebration of multiculturalism
and an invitation for self-reflection on how wedding ceremonies can trigger different emotions based on our individual stories, journeys and lived experiences. 
The Wedding - PART I
The Wedding - PART II
The Wedding - PART III

Filmed on October 2, 2021. To be release in October 2021.

Photos: Jae Yang.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND CREDITS

"The Wedding" is a three-part project inviting professional artists and members of The Esplanade community to explore, through a creative process, what a mixed-culture wedding looks like (PART I) and what are the emotional triggers of wedding ceremonies (PART II).

We are delighted to share with you Part I of this project - filmed on and in the context of Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th 2021, in the Esplanade community.

With Part I of this wedding you will see, we explore different ceremonial traditions, based on the artists and participants' own cultures. Amongst other traditions, we brought together a Brazilian procession, a Chinese tea ceremony, an Indigenous blanket ceremony, and an Albanian shami burning dance.

Even though it is now considered normal to recognize each other’s cultural heritage, do we actually celebrate and acknowledge intercultural mixing, and if so, how? Can we bring our cultures together while retaining our cultural traditions, our sense of identity and uniqueness?

"The Wedding" is an invitation to explore these questions, together.

Part II of "The Wedding" will be released mid-August 2021.

CREDITS - THE WEDDING - PART I

(June 2021)

Produced and presented by:

Jamii Esplanade

 

Funded by:

Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada

Canadian Heritage

Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario

St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

 

Concept and Direction by:

Isorine Marc

 

Co-created by:

Alejandra Higuera

Aline Morales

Ana Maria Higuera

Carmen Romero

Indrit Kasapi

Isorine Marc

Jim Adams

Jonelle Sills

Kaitlin Torrance

Leen لين

Ryan Graham Hinds

Yvonne NG Peck Wan

 

Filmed and Edited by:

Alejandra Higuera

Ana Maria Higuera

 

Sound by:

Amye Sagar

Performed by:

(alphabetical order)

Aela Kuria -  Aline Morales - Amye Sagar - Carmen Romero - Danilo Caribé - Erina Aurora-Tran - Indrit Kasapi - Jim Adams - Jonelle Sills - Juanita Garces Restrepo - Kaitlin Torrance - Karen Lam - Leen Hamo - Mira Ghabiel - Omer Yukseker - Pierre Gravel - Raecheal Goddard - Raquel Romero - Ruthmarie Williams - Ryan Graham Hinds - Susan Cuthbert - Yvonne NG Peck Wan - Zelia Kuria

 

Music and Vocals by:

Aline Morales

Jim Adams

Jonelle Sills

Leen Hamo

Jamii Team:

DeeAnn Sagar

Isorine Marc

Jasmin Linton

Mira Ghabiel

 

jamii.ca

@jamiiesplanade

 

Filmed in The Esplanade neighbourhood

Toronto, Ontario – June 27th, 2021

On Canadian Multiculturalism Day

CREDITS - THE WEDDING - PART II

(July 2021)

 

Produced and presented by:

Jamii Esplanade

 

Funded by:

Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada

Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario

St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association

 

Concept and Direction by:

Isorine Marc

 

Co-created by:

Alejandra Higuera

Aline Morales

Ana Maria Higuera

Indrit Kasapi

Isorine Marc

Jim Adams

Jonelle Sills

Leen لين

Lua Shayenne

Ryan Graham Hinds

Yvonne NG Peck Wan

 

Filmed and Edited by:

Alejandra Higuera

Ana Maria Higuera

 

Sound by:

Amye Sagar, Isorine Marc, Darwa Naim

Sound design and audio mix by:

Matthew Maaskant

Performed by:

(alphabetical order)

Aela Kuria -  Aline Morales - Chloe Henderson - Cynthia Cella Ruso - Erina Aurora-Tran - Indrit Kasapi - Isorine Marc - Iris Unlu - Jennifer Ramsay - Jim Adams -  John Abou Chacra - Jonelle Sills - Karen Lam - Leen Hamo - Lua Shayenne - Nicole Ramsay - Omer Yukseker - Ryan Graham Hinds  - Khatra Haji - Yvonne NG Peck Wan - Zelia Kuria

Music and Vocals by:

Aline Morales

Jim Adams

John Abou Chacra

Jonelle Sills

Leen Hamo

Jamii Team:

DeeAnn Sagar

Isorine Marc

Jasmin Linton

Cynthia Cella Ruso

jamii.ca

@jamiiesplanade

 

Filmed in The Esplanade neighbourhood

Toronto, Ontario – July 26th, 2021

Photos: Omer Yukseker

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