Expanding the possibilities
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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

photo by Jason Tse

Black Ballerina


The Theatre Centre - BMO Incubator

August 11, 8:15 PM

August 14, 5:15 PM

August 18,, 5:30 PM

75 Minutes

Ticket Price
$15 / $25 / $35

photo by Jason Tse

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

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

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


Discussions of systemic racism and bullying

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.