NIGHTWOOD THEATRE AND NATIVE EARTH PRESENT
A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
Curated by New Harlem Productions
March 27-April 11, 2021
Earlier access can be granted to school groups as of March 22, 2021
In 2019, the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. In 2020 over a dozen artists from a wide range of disciplines were commissioned by New Harlem Productions to read and respond to specific chapters of the report through their artistic medium. This digital iteration of Embodying Power and Place offers twelve audio-visual works that honour the lives of the Indigenous women, girls, Trans, and Two-Spirit people. It creates a sacred space to reflect, heal and find renewed hope.
Incorporating text, sound and imagery, Embodying Power and Place features work by incredible Indigenous creators such as Janet Antone, Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Yolanda Bonnell, Darla Contois, Deborah Courchene, Aria Evans, Eekwol Lindsay Knight, Jessica Lea Fleming, Falen Johnson, Émilie Monnet, Yvette Nolan, Michelle Olson, Natalie Sappier, jaye simpson, and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone curated by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and New Harlem Productions.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOS
Embodying Power and Place was featured in The Globe and Mail in a list of Six theatrical experiences to look forward to in 2021.
New Harlem Productions is grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts
Presented in partnership with:
Header image top to bottom left to right:
Janet Antone, Tara Beagan, Yolanda Bonnell, Darla Contois, Deborah Courchene, Aria Evans, Eekwol, Jessica Lea Fleming, Falen Johnson, Emilie Monnet, Yvette Nolan, Michelle Olson, Reneltta Arluk, Natalie Sappier, jaye simpson and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone. Centrepiece artwork, “Water Ceremony” by Natalie Sappier.