Aria is a Toronto-based award-winning interdisciplinary artist working in dance creation, performance, and film. She draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed race (Mi’kmaq/Black/settler heritage) to capture meaningful social and cultural themes through her interactive art. Collaboration is the departure point to the work that she creates through her company Political Movement. She was co-Artistic Director of hub14 from 2013-2018.
Her work has been supported by Volcano Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre, Jumblies Theatre, Native Earth, and b current. Aria has presented her own choreographic work with DanceWorks, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre New Brunswick, The Toronto Concert Orchestra, Ontario Culture Days, Soulpepper, SummerWorks, Nightwood Theatre, University of Toronto, HarbourKIDS, Native Earth, Toronto Fringe, FRESH BLOOD, Gardiner Museum, Harbourfront Centre’s Next Step Series, Series 808 and Dance Ontario, Long Winter, Labspace Studio, and many more. She has presented her work in both North America and Europe.
She has toured with Theatre New Brunswick, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, created work commissioned by IPAA, participated and performed in works by Tapestry Opera – Michelle Olson, Lara Kramer, Sylvain Emard, Kaeja d’Dance, Michael Greyeyes, Yvette Nolan, Penny Couchie, Julia Sasso, Peggy Baker, The Banff Centre, A Tribe Called Red, Susan Lee, Constance Cooke, Expect Theatre, and many more. Aria has sat on Canada Council and Dora Award juries, and been an Invited Guest Contributor to the 20th anniversary Canadian Arts Summit. To learn more, visit www.ariaevans.ca
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