A Different Page: Open Creation
September 30 at 12pm
South Lawn Tent, September 30 at 12pm ET.
Introducing A Different Page, a new multidisciplinary storytelling series where writers, dance artists and musicians collaborate to create new performance pieces that explores themes of decolonization and diversity. Each presentation features a different duo of writers and performing artists, who can be seen by audiences rehearsing together on-site during the day before presenting their finished performance that evening. A Different Page is co-curated by Artistic Director of Pratibha Arts, Bageshree Vaze and Another Story Bookshop Events Coordinator Anjula Gogia.
Come watch the inspired creation of two of Canada’s most important Indigenous creators. Josée Bourgeois is an Algonquin First Nations from Pikwakanagan, Ontario, an accomplished dancer, actor and one of Canada’s only First Nations high-fashion models. Trained as a contemporary dancer, Bourgeois has incorporated her skills to become a pow wow dancer specializing in “fancy shawl”. Bourgeois has a strong vision for change, believes in creating positive impact through dance, and is committed to collaborating with other Indigenous artists. Waubgeshig Rice is a national bestselling author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. Previously, he reported for CBC News before focusing on his literary career. Currently he is working on a sequel to his national bestseller, Moon Crusted Snow. Waubgeshig’s work focuses on his experiences growing up in an Anishinaabe community, Indigenous identities and the responsibilities of storytelling.
This is a free outdoor event. Find the venue on the #FestofAuthors22 map here.
This event is supported by Pratibha Arts & Another Story Bookshop.
This event is made possible by Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.