Expanding the possibilities
of performance

Dainty lays down on her front, on top of a pile of white cotton in the shape of clouds. The clouds are beaming with soft purple and white lights. The background is a white wall illuminated in purple. She is nude with the cotton covering her abdomen and the front of her legs. She has her left arm laying down close to her chest, partially covered by a cloud. Her right arm is up with her hand cradling her face. Her face has a neutral expression.as she looks off to the left side. She is wearing red lipstick and winged black eyeliner. Photo credit: Sly Pereira

Softness is a blessing

Dance / Interdisciplinary / Theatre


in association with Stratford Festival Lab


Venue
SummerWorks Zoom


August 20, 1:00pm


45 Minutes


Ticket Price
Free

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Dainty lays down on her front, on top of a pile of white cotton in the shape of clouds. The clouds are beaming with soft purple and white lights. The background is a white wall illuminated in purple. She is nude with the cotton covering her abdomen and the front of her legs. She has her left arm laying down close to her chest, partially covered by a cloud. Her right arm is up with her hand cradling her face. Her face has a neutral expression.as she looks off to the left side. She is wearing red lipstick and winged black eyeliner. Photo credit: Sly Pereira

Softness is a blessing is an exploration by Dainty Smith and Ravyn Wngz of softness as it pertains to Black femininity. It is an exploration of Black femme grief, rage and faith and hope, and  about allowing for Black women to be fragile and soft in a world that demands of them and expects strength, sexuality and stoicism.

With thanks to Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism for providing studio space.

The artists’ residency week culminates in an invitation to witness two intimate solo performances, followed by a Q&A. The sharing will last approximately 1 hour.
Captioning will be available.

Created by Dainty Smith & Ravyn Wngz


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.


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