Schedule for Gathering on May 28

The Gathering: Staging Change, A Conversation on Diversity in Dance in collaboration with Diverse Dance Initiative
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 2-6pm

Aki Studio Theatre
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Panel General Admission:  $10 – Register on Native Earth’s Box office.


(In the photo left to right: Kevin A. Ormsby, Roshanak Jaberi, Sashar Zarif, Laurence Lemieux, Nova Bhattacharya, and Robert Sauvey)

What does diversity mean to you? What are some misconceptions about diversity? How do we deepen our understanding of viewership? What are some of the politics around creating as a IPOC artist?  Why is this conversation still relevant? What are some of the circumstances that continue to fuel the divide in the contemporary dance community in Toronto? Panelists will speak about their various artistic practices and address the continued barriers faced by IPOC artists in Toronto. We aim to put forward some approaches explored by the Diversity Dance Initiative to combat these systematic challenges.

For more ifnromation about Diverse Dance Initiative see DDI Brochure

Participants: Kevin A. Ormsby, KasheDance – Moderator | Roshanak Jaberi | Sashar Zarif, Sashar Zarif Dance | Laurence Lemieux, Citadel | Nova Bhattacharya, NovaDance | Carmen Romero, Compania Carmen Romero | Robert Sauvey, Dance Umbrella of Ontario. Performance by Ronald Taylor Dance.


The Gathering: Conversations with Local Arts Services Organizations
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 2-6pm 

CSI Daniel Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Panel General Admission:  $10 – Register on Native Earth’s Box office.


(In the photo left to right: Ruth Howard, Paola Gomez, Bruce Pitkin, Lila Karin, Wendy Rading, Kim Dayman, and Marlene McKintosh )

Curated by Parul Pandya in collaboration with MUSE Arts, East End Arts, Art Starts, Scarborough Arts, North York Arts, Urban Arts, Etobicoke Arts, Lakeshore Arts, Jumblies, and Muse Arts.

With the involvement of the leaders of local arts services organizations and other dynamic community-based arts organizations, this session will explore the important role such grassroots organizations play in connecting marginalized and other communities in the arts.

Participants: Ruth Howard, Paola Gomez, Shana Hillman, Bruce Pitkin, Lila Karin, Wendy Rading, Kim Dayman, Marlene McKintosh and Derek Spooner. Performance by Shaunga Tagore Theatre.


The Gathering Performances features Newton Moraes Dance, The Seat Next to the King, Nova Dance, and Alluvial Plain
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 7:30-9pm with doors open at 7pm 

Aki Studio Theatre
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Performance General Admission: $20 |  Students $15

Register on Native Earth’s Box office.


(In the photo left to right: The Seat Next to the King, Nova Dance, and Alluvial Plain)


Accessibility: Aki Studio Theatre and Regent Park Film Festival are wheelchair accessible. NIA Center for the Arts is partly wheelchair accessible.
We aim to host a fragrance-free event. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, or other scented products.


The Gathering on May, 21 and May 27-29 is in collaboration with:

CPAMO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Applegath Group, CIBC Wood Gundy and English Testing Canada.


 

Accessibility: Aki Studio Theatre, CSI and Regent Park Film Festival are accessible. Nia Centre for the Arts is partially accessible.

We aim to host a fragrance-free event. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, or other scented products.