Ange Loft

Ange Loft (Kahnawà:ke Kanien’kehá:ka, born in Kahnawake, Canada; lives in Toronto, Canada) is associate artistic director of Jumblies Theatre & Arts and an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator practicing in Toronto. She is also a vocalist with the experimental music and performance art collective Yamantaka//Sonic Titan. Her collaborations use arts-based research, wearable sculpture and theatrical story-weaving to facilitate workshops and theatrical spectacle. Ange created the “Toronto Indigenous Context Brief” for the Toronto Biennial of Art’s Advisory Council.

Participated in the “Rabbit Hole: Pod Theory” Residency, 2020.

Works

Ange Loft with Jumblies Theatre & Arts at Fort York National Historic Site

Location: Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums

For the 2022 Toronto Biennial, Ange and Jumblies Theatre & Arts, in collaboration with a team of artists, including choreographers, dancers and composers, have created DISH DANCES, which further expands on ideas about the governance and sustainability of the land. Like Ange’s previous work with Talking Treaties (2015-ongoing), this, too,…

Programs

Dish Dances Movement Workshop, a Talking Treaties movement education initiative

Location: Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums

In Dish Dances Movement Workshop, 2022 Biennial artist Ange Loft (Kanien’kehá:ka) and Jumblies Theatre + Arts present a project history and sample movement facilitation. Through a guided, low-stakes, individual movement activity complemented by a presentation, participants will build their familiarity with the symbols, embodied gestures and land-based knowledge held in…

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