Aneemah’s Spot

bcurrent and MotionLIVE presents the illest play that’s graced the stage. Come on out and support Womenz Wordz facilitator Motion as she premieres here spoken word play “Aneemah’s Spot”, part of the Rock.Paper.Sisterz Festival. Show takes place at May 15th (this Saturday!) at Artscape Wychwood Barns Theatre (610 Christie St), two shows: 2 pm and 5pm.

ANEEMAH’S SPOT: the Base is a stylistic mix of stealthy dialogue, rhyme and spoken word. The funeral of “G” brings Aneemah and Wan together to mourn, and share their histories, as they are forced to let go of the past and choose how they will navigate life, either apart or together, from this moment on.

Don’t miss it! Check here to RSVP on Facebook.

presented by Canadian Stage

Dynamics of Language and Movement: Hip Hop and the Creator/Performer with Will Power
Monday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 – Thursday May 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$50


In Partnership with Equity Showcase Theatre


Hailed as “The best verse playwright in  America ,” (New York Magazine), whose work “…combines the complexity of serious drama with the visual and sonic arsenal of MTV,” (The New York Times), Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer. As one of the theatre world’s shining stars, his recent plays include Fetch Clay, Make Man (McCarter Theatre, Directed by Des McAnuff), Five Fingers of Funk (Children’s Theatre Company, Directed by Derrick Sanders), and the nationally and internationally acclaimed solo show FLOW. This 4-day practical intensive will look at the creator/performer’s approach to cross-disciplinary projects incorporating the urban arts, opening up new possibilities exploring physicality, language and source materials for artists who create and perform new works.


Musicality in Performance with Patrice Naiambana and Surahata Susso
Monday, May 9, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., and Tuesday, May 10 – Thursday May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$50


In Partnership with Equity Showcase Theatre


Led by acclaimed international artists based in the UK, this four-day workshop is inspired by African Diaspora Performance aesthetics and the raison d’etre of The Griot, and will use Verse Text from Shakespeare’s Othello, discovering choric and personal responses to the action and themes of the play. Participants will develop a performance language that integrates text, movement and music (kora, djembe, flute, song and
percussion). This workshop will culminate in a public showing and discussion. Participants will have preparation requirements.


PLEASE NOTE: There is also a FREE day-long version of this workshop for Youth and Arts Educators on Saturday May 14th from 10am-3pm (workshop presentation at 3pm) at the Wychwood Art Barns (76 Wychwood Ave) Educators and Youth age 14-21 can register by writing us here: festival@canadianstage.com

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