Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present a Digital Experience
Curated by New Harlem Productions
Directed by Cole Alvis, Jessica Carmichael and Katie German
Launching Saturday, March 27, 2021 and available until Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Earlier access can be granted to school groups as of Monday, March 22, 2021. Teachers and school administrators seeking to connect about potential school group bookings can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2019, the federal commission on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report, Reclaiming Power and Place. In 2020 over a dozen artists from a wide range of disciplines were commissioned by New Harlem Productions to read and respond to specific chapters of the report through their artistic medium. This digital iteration of Embodying Power and Place offers twelve audio-visual works that seek to honour the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Trans, and Two-Spirit people, and strives to create a sacred space in which to reflect, heal, and find renewed hope.
Incorporating text, sound and imagery, Embodying Power and Place includes pieces from incredible Indigenous creators such as Janet Antone, Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Yolanda Bonnell, Darla Contois, Deborah Courchene, Aria Evans, Eekwol Lindsay Knight, Jessica Lea Fleming, Falen Johnson, Émilie Monnet, Yvette Nolan, Michelle Olson, Natalie Sappier, jaye simpson and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone.
Embodying Power and Place was featured in The Globe and Mail in a list of Six theatrical experiences to look forward to in 2021.
‘These pieces celebrate strength and resilience.’ The Indigenous arts community come together for MMIWG multimedia project – Special feature in The Toronto Star
New Harlem Productions is grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts