Wednesday November 20, 2019
Stories of Oppression: A discussion of truth, process and objectives
Performative arts, dance and theatre hold great potential for telling unseen stories. Embodied performance can initiate a learning process into reality-based experiences of people who have been subjected to extreme oppressive circumstances.
However, there are many complex issues to examine before embarking on such work that involve awareness of who we are in relationship to experiences that are not our own.
This workshop of movement and text based exercises will explore the use of art in the telling of marginalized peoples’ experiences. It will explore key process and ethical considerations for artists, activists and academics alike as they set out to develop work of this nature.
Harbourfront Centre and the British Council in Canada have come together to produce and present
The Borderless Citizen Project, an initiative that explores human migration through the intersection of
culture, leadership and public policy.