No Woman’s Land is an evocative new work that explores real stories of women in refugee camps. Conceived and directed by Roshanak Jaberi and created with an ensemble of seven performers, this interdisciplinary production uses dance, theatre and multi-media to speak to the plight and resistance of refugee women.
Violence against women is the most pervasive violation of human rights in the world. This fact, together with the current refugee crisis—which is the greatest mass displacement of people since WWII—brings an urgency to this visceral work.
No Woman’s Land has been developed over three years in collaboration with Doris Rajan of The Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) and with the consultation of Dr. Shahrzad Mojab, professor at the University of Toronto.
World Premiere | Public Energy – March 9 & 10, 2019, the Market Hall Theatre (Peterborough, ON)
Toronto Premiere | DanceWorks – March 14-16, Harbourfront Centre Theatre (Toronto, ON)
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Director & Choreographer - Roshanak Jaberi
Collaborator - Doris Rajan of The Institute for Research & Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS)
Created with Performers - Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Victoria Mata, Denise Solleza, Katelyn McCulloch, Drew Berry, Ahmed Moneka
Research Advisor - Professor Shahrzad Mojab, The University of Toronto
Mentor & Artistic Advisor - Karen Kaeja
Dramaturge - Soheil Parsa
Sound Designer - Thomas Ryder Payne
Scenographer - Trevor Schwellnus
Research Assistants - Erin Howley, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
Community Facilitators - Parvathy Kanthasamy, Sarah Saad, Hoda Samater
Photo Credit - Zahra Saleki
The Ontario Arts Council & It's Never Okay: Ontario's Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment
The Toronto Arts Council
The Canada Council for the Arts