Safe Spaces in Dance - How to Foster a Healthy, Safe and Equitable Culture

Facilitator: Ashley Dryburgh, Curated by Good Women Dance Collective
Panelists: TBA
Fri Feb 8 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

Artists and organizations across Canada are discussing the topic of safe spaces in dance. As a body-based art form, dance presents some specific challenges, which can place its artists in vulnerable positions, making this topic even more crucial. Please join us for this salon featuring a discussion between local dance artists facilitated by activist and safe spaces expert Ashley Dryburgh.

goodwomen.ca/

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Sinergia Presents: The Art of Offering

Guest Artists: Nasra Adem and Dusty X
Host: Lady Vanessa Cardona
Sat Feb 9 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

Through story-telling we will be celebrating the commonalities and familiar teachings of our various indigenous cultures gathered here worldwide in ​AMISKWACIWȂSKAHIKAN, TREATY 6 TERRITORY.

 

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Awaken - Salon

Facilitator: Nasra Adem
Sun Feb 10 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

YEG the Come Up joins us for a conversation on the varied access to educational resources on sexual/mental/spiritual health for Black and Brown people communities.

 

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Decolonizing process and practice: What That REALLY Means

Company: Azimuth Theatre with Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, Shima Robinson, Colette Arcand, Lebogang Disele and Jacquelyn Cardinal
Tue Feb 12 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

As the conversation about decolonization or the undoing of colonialism amidst chiefly white-run arts organizations across Canada is crossing more and more lips, how do professional organizations move from mere lip service to doing the ACTUAL work that decolonization requires?

azimuththeatre.com

 

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Ins Choi: Plays, Passion & Politics

Artist: Ins Choi
Wed Feb 13 @ 5:30pm
Backstage Theatre

Plays, Passion & Politics: Vern Thiessen sits down with Ins Choi, award-winning writer of Kim’s Convenience and Subway Stations of the Cross, to find out what makes him tick.

fringetheatre.ca/current-season/

 

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Black Love

Artist/ Facilitator: TBA
Thu Feb 14 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

On this Hallmark holiday we unpack the nuances of loving (romantic, platonic, familial and all that comes in between) while Black.

 

This is ASL/English Accessible.

FREE

Raising the Bar

Facilitator: Louise Casemore
Fri Feb 15 @ 5:30pm
The Lobby

“Raising the Bar”: A conversation surrounding health in the hospitality industry. From minimum wage to high heels to largely unregulated workplaces, our guests will talk about the realities in an industry where mental health and substance abuse issues are staggering. In concert with GEMINI

    This is ASL/English Accessible.

    FREE

    Challenges in Bilingual Theatre: A Discussion with the Cast and Crew of "Songs"

    Company: Concrete Theatre
    Sat Feb 16 @ 5:30pm
    The Lobby

    A discussion with cast members and the creative team of Concrete Theatre's Songs My Mother Never Sung Me about the challenges and rewards of creating a bilingual and accessible music theatre piece.

     

    This is ASL/English Accessible.

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      STATE OF THE UNION: DEAF THEATRE IN CANADA

      Presenters: Elizabeth Morris, Hayley Hudson, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Chris Dodd
      Sun Feb 17 @ 5:30pm
      The Lobby

      A discussion with special panelists on the current state of Deaf performance in Canada. Canada is experiencing a steady growth of opportunities for those in the performing arts. Join us while we look at the happenings, trends and the future of Deaf performance in this country.

       

      This is ASL/English Accessible.

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