Black Ballerina

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An invitation to question the perspectives of our “inclusive” nation, as a dancer examines the dualities of their identity and otherness.

Syreeta Hector shares her experience of being a mixed race (Indigenous, African Canadian, and French) female spending time on the outskirts of New Brunswick and rural North Carolina. An examination of her relationship to the classical ballet form unfolds through movement, storytelling and an original score, as Syreeta questions whether it was unconscious systemic racism that led her to practice dance.

The listed run time includes a 15 minute Q&A after each show.

Part of the SummerWorks Lab programming – a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. In the Lab, you can experience new works in development from artists exploring new possibilities in performance.


Syreeta Hector Created and performed by Syreeta Hector; Movement Dramaturgy by Seika Boye; Outside Eye - J. Adam Brown; Set Design by Wesley Mckenzie; Musical Composition by Zarnoosh Bilimoria

photo by Jason Tse

The Theatre Centre - BMO Incubator
1115 Queen Street W, Toronto, ON

Sunday August 11th 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday August 14th 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Sunday August 18th 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Ticket Price: $15 / $25 / $35

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WarningsDiscussions of systemic racism and bullying