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Fri October 1st 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
One event on Sat October 2nd 2021 at 1:00 pm
This is an in-person event!
There comes a time in every story when it feels like hope is lost. Everything is going wrong, all options have been exhausted, and the only thing left to do is pray for divine interventions. Developed in confinement, this outdoor performance is a playful response to the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Five goddesses descend from the heavens and tour the streets of Toronto on a giant quint tandem bicycle, having received word that the world is in dire need of their help. Through a suite of new songs by Dora-winning composer Anika Johnson, they offer blessings, prayers, guidance and the occasional rebuke. Choreographer Bonnie Kim creates a movement language that evokes divine wisdom and timeless ritual, while CORPUS’ co-founder and artistic director David Danzon injects the performance with the company’s trademark humour and whimsy alongside long-time company member Matt O’Connor.
Featuring a diverse cast of powerhouse female performers, Divine Interventions is a sincere offering for these chaotic times. Audiences may encounter the piece unexpectedly as the goddesses pass by on their giant bicycle or witness a transformative ritual when the women disembark to sing and bless an urban street corner or a public park. Regardless, it is the intention of the work to offer a sense of magic, beauty, and the reignited hope that perhaps we are indeed being cared for by something divine.
Performances will happen at 1pm and 4pm each day.
Please note: Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to the health and safety of our artists, audiences and residents of Toronto. Although we hope we can be in the park together this summer, at this time CORPUS awaits final confirmation from the City of Toronto. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event is subject to change, including postponement and/or cancellation, in accordance with provincial and municipal public health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please monitor our website for day-of changes to all events. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.