No Woman’s Land at Harbourfront Centre Theatre
|March 7, 2019||Filled under Events||
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West
When: March 14 -16 @ 8pm
Cost: The earlier purchased, the more you save. Prior to the week of the show – $36; During the week of the show – $40; Day of Show – $42. Discounts: Seniors – $28, Arts Industry – 20% discount, Students – $15 and Groups of 10+ – $23. For tickets call 416.973.4000 or purchase online at danceworks.ca.
Details: Toronto’s Jaberi Dance Theatre (JDT) proudly makes its DanceWorks Mainstage debut with the Toronto premiere of No Woman’s Land, an evocative new work based on real stories of women in refugee camps. The production integrates responsive video design, original and verbatim text, live singing as well as original composition and sound design – taking audiences on a journey that reveals the plight and resistance of refugee women.
Choreographed and directed by JDT Artistic Director Roshanak Jaberi, and created with a powerhouse artistic team and an ensemble of six performers, this interdisciplinary and dynamic dance theatre work runs for 3 nights only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, direct from its Public Energy world premiere at Peterborough’s historic Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (March 9-10).
All of the themes and stories in this work are based on true accounts, derived from interviews conducted with Syrian, Tamil and Somali refugees, among others. The world is experiencing the biggest mass displacement of people since WWII; No Woman’s Land is a timely and urgent work that is viscerally impacted by the realities of refugees.
Undergoing two years of passionate research and dancemaking, this visual and sonic feast is created with and performed by Victoria Mata, Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Drew Berry, Denise Solleza and Ahmed Moneka.