When Ouhna arrives in the world of Nxi he has one directive: get to his destiny. Through a series of tests that will measure his mental, physical, and emotional strength, he must find what it takes to complete his quest, or the journey will consume him. Choreographer Esie Mensah creates an ethereal future world in this bold new dance-theatre work about self-discovery, destiny, and personal strength.

ZAYO is part of a double bill with THIRD WORLD.

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.


Esie Mensah Creations Created, Directed & Choreographed by Esie Mensah; Performed by Kwasi Obeng, Lauren Lyn, Daniel Gomez, Amanda Videla, Shaiann Roach, Benjamin Smalls; Lighting and Projection by Daniele Guevara

The listed run time includes a 15 minute Q&A period that will take place after every performance.

photo by E.S. Cheah

The Theatre Centre - Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Thursday August 9th 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Saturday August 11th 10:30pm - 12:00am
Monday August 13th 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Pay What You Decide: $15, $25, $35

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Latecomer Policy Approximately 5-7 minutes into the performance.WarningsDepictions of violence, coarse language, fog/haze