Important Update: due to the COVID-19 the performances in May are postponed until further notice.
wind in the leaves with allies and friends
March 13-14, 2020 | 8-10pm
Citadel + Compagnie
304 Parliament St.
Toronto, ON M5A 3A4
Artists: Atri Nundy, Sheniz Janmohamed, wind in the leaves collective
Tickets: $25 register online https://bit.ly/2vkA1x8
wind in the leaves collective – Gay Guerrilla
Choreography: wind in the leaves collective
Music: Julius Eastman
Poetry: charles c. smith
‘Gay Guerrilla’ is one of the last pieces of work recorded in performance during Eastman’s life. It is his rebellion as a warrior guerrilla, abandoned and alone, disappearing into the nebulous world of homelessness, drugs and alcohol until his untimely death. This is the finale of ’Searching for Eastman’ and follows the earlier pieces ‘Evil Nigger’, ‘Prelude to St. Joan’, and ’Stay On It’.
Atri Nundy and Sheniz Janmohamed – Stones Speak to Me
Choreography and Dance: Atri Nundy
Poetry: Sheniz Janmohamed
“A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
― Diane Mariechild
Stones Speak to Me is a collaborative dance, poetry and mandala installation/performance that explores the heroine’s journey of coming into her own. From leaving her ancestors’ home to rediscovering home within her self, Stones Speak to Me traces the complexities of knowing what to make and unmake, what to take and what to leave behind. The mandala holds space for the journey, each stone reflecting markers along the path– reminders for those who follow.
Atri Nundy: The passion for dance was formed at a very young age for Atri Nundy when she started learning Bharatanatyum at Sampradaya Dance Academy under her teacher Lata Pada. After completing her arangetram (graduation) in 2005, she continues to work as a teacher at Sampradaya Dance Academy and as a company dancer and choreographer at Sampradaya Dance Creations. She has toured extensively in India and in the UK and has performed in various prestigious venues across the nation. While training in Bharatanatyum, Atri was fortunate enough to be able to train in various dance forms, such as rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, jazz and acrobatics during her childhood. Although she continues to practice traditional repertoire, she has a keen interest in collaborating with other art forms to not only strengthen her own foundations but also to find a different movement vocabulary.
Sheniz Janmohamed: Sheniz Janmohamed (MFA) is a poet, artist educator and land artist who has performed her work in venues across the world, from the Jaipur Literature Festival to the Aga Khan Museum. Her land art has been featured at the Aga Khan Park, the Indian Summer Festival and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She is also the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light (Mawenzi House, 2010) and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House, 2014).
Sheniz is the founder of Questions for Ancestors, a blog that encourages BIPOC writers and artists across Turtle Island to ask questions of their ancestors as provide advice for their descendants.
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie and wind in the leaves collective, through Bright Nights