As someone who was raised in Kingston, I know it can get a lot of heat for not providing opportunities for residents to think outside of our small town bubble. Folks tend to venture to bigger cities for broader cultural experiences. But I can say that the team at The Kingston Grand curates incredibly diverse programming every year! And I am excited to tell you about a particular production that will be showing very soon.
Next week on Tuesday, March 14, The Kingston Grand will welcome Jaberi Dance Theatre from Toronto to present No Woman’s Land. This award-winning dance production features stories of refugees and many women’s journey of migration. It took three years to create and was born out of a process that “was multi-faceted and included a literature review, films, documentaries, articles, case studies and a series of focus groups with refugee women from the Tamil, Somali and Syrian communities living in Toronto. These focus groups were led by community facilitators with lived experience, conducted in their respective languages which were transcribed and shared with the creative team,” according to the Jaberi Dance production website.
I am honoured to have the opportunity to speak with the Director and Choreographer, Roshanak Jaberi, in the Davies Lounge before the show at 6:30. I will also be interviewing the performers after the show when I host the talk-back on stage.
This is a very special opportunity to see incredibly talented performers interpret heart-wrenching stories of resilience, strength and power.
The Grand would like this to be accessible to all so please enjoy a free ticket with the code: 2023WOMAN
See you on the 14th?
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