No Woman’s Land

About This Project

Haunting images, empowering narrative and breathtaking movement by an electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Nominated for five Dora Awards including Outstanding Original Production, and with a sold-out run in Toronto, No Woman’s Land is a dance theatre work based on real stories that beautifully reveal the depths of human resilience in the face of adversity.  

 

No Woman’s Land was conceived and directed by Roshanak Jaberi, and developed in partnership with IRIS-Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society. The project and was supported by the outreach and community-based research of Dr. Doris Rajan (IRIS) and academic research of Dr. Shahrzad Mojab (University of Toronto).

 

* Mature content and partial nudity

 

“Poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics”

-My Entertainment World

 

 

NOMINATIONS

 

Outstanding Original Production
Outstanding Original Choreography
Outstanding Original Composition/Sound Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Performance Of An Ensemble

 

 

EXPLORE

 

View AUGMENTED REALITY POSTER
Meet the ARTISTS & PRODUCTION TEAM
Read REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
View INFOGRAPHIC

 

CREDITS

 

Director & Choreographer / Roshanak Jaberi
Mentor & Movement Dramaturge / Karen Kaeja
Dramaturge / Soheil Parsa
Created with & Performed by / Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Victoria Mata, Denise Solleza, Drew Berry, Ahmed Moneka
Sound Designer & Composer / Thomas Ryder Payne
Visual Designer / Jérôme Delapierre
Lighting Designer / Arun Srinivasan
Costume Designer / Cheryl Lalonde

 

Set Creation / Peter Benedetti
Technical Director / Gordon Simmons
Stage Manager / Tara Mohan

Voice Consultant / Fides Krucker
Aerial Consultants / Diana Lopez, Katelyn McCulloch, Elizabeth Dawn-Snell

 

Producer & Production Manager / Laura Philipps
Administrative Producer / Miranda Forbes

 

Community Research Lead / Dr. Doris Rajan
Academic Research Lead / Dr. Shahrzad Mojab
Research Assistants / Erin Howley, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
Community Facilitators / Parvathy Kanthasamy, Sarah Saad, Hoda Samater, Mona Awwad

 

Funders / It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts
Presenters / DanceWorks, Public Energy

 

Ontario Tour 2022

Dates and Locations to be Announced

Original Premiere

World Premiere, Public Energy
Market Hall Theatre
March 9 & 10, 2019
Peterborough, ON

Toronto Premiere, DanceWorks
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
March 14-16, 2019
Toronto, ON

Category
Company Repertoire, Past
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