The New Embassy: BLACK MAGIC / BLACK POWER
Originally aired on April 26
Re-release July 07
Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.
Consider Disabled, Deaf and Mad futures through a riveting set of performances by Black artists. Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, this New Embassy event explores the effects of the pandemic and white supremacy with performances by spoken word artist Britta B., actor and Deaf Olympian Courage Bacchus, and dance/movement artists Jaz Fairy J and Rodney Diverlus. This event will be presented with ASL interpretation and visual captions. This event is presented as part of the CoMotion Festival.
CW // This event contains strong language and images of a sexual nature. Discretion is advised.
Prior to the event, audiences are invited to hear more from curator Syrus Marcus Ware in a special re-release of Climate for All: Disability Rights and the Environment on April 21, which was originally broadcast as part of the 42nd Toronto International Festival of Authors in October 2021.
This event will take place virtually. This event will be available to watch from Thursday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 13 as part of a special release to celebrate Canadian artists.
Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware
Produced by Toronto International Festival of Authors
Co-Presented with CoMotion Festival
The New Embassy event series is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program.