May 28

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(2 hours)

Description

In Person  |  Workshops

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 the Dish With One Spoon agreement. The resulting movement outcome will unfold across Historic Fort York’s Garrison Commons supported by Indigenous Dish Dances performing team.

Loft is lead artist of the Talking Treaties Collective, a multidisciplinary group of Indigenous and settler artists/researchers whose projects artfully share Indigenous history and awareness of the place now called Toronto. In June 2022, the collective will release A Treaty Guide for Torontonians, published by Jumblies Press and Toronto Biennial of Art in partnership with Art Metropole.

Participants will meet at the Fort York Visitor Centre at 250 Fort York Blvd.

If registration for the program is at capacity, please email programmingandlearning@torontobiennial.org to be added to the waitlist.

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Bios

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.

Jumblies Theatre & Arts (founded in 2001 by Ruth Howard and based in Toronto, Canada) makes art with, for and about people and places. Jumblies collaborates with diverse artists and community members, uncovering and expressing their buried and urgent stories, saying “everyone is welcome,” and creating transient utopias with lasting ripples.

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