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Live at the Kisanii Hub Featuring “Divine Interventions”

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until Sat May 28th 2022

Free

Jamii is proud to co-present the world premiere of CORPUS’ new production “Divine Interventions”.

“Live at the Kisanii Hub” is featuring “Divine Interventions”, from May 25 to May 28 on the Esplanade. Prior to Divine Interventions performances, audiences will be treated to live music performances by Kazdoura Music, Jerusa Leào & May Akanuma, and Tara Moneka.

Developed in confinement, this outdoor processional 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.

Program:

Wednesday, May 25th
6 pm – Pre-Show Live Music by Kazdoura Music
6:30 pm – Divine Interventions

Thursday, May 26th
6 pm – Pre-Show Live Music by Jerusa Leào
6:30 pm – Divine Interventions

Friday, May 27th
6 pm – Pre-Show Live Music by Tara Moneka
6:30 pm – Divine Interventions

Saturday, May 28th
6 pm – Pre-Show Live Music
6:30 pm – Divine Interventions
7:30 pm – Pre-Show Live Music​
8 pm – Divine Interventions

Face painting, photo booth and more!

Do you need accommodations? Send an email at afnan@jamii.ca with your full name, the date of your attendance, and your accommodation needs and we will try our best to accommodate you!

Credits

Divine Interventions
Directed by: David Danzon, Anika Johnson, Matthew O’Connor
Choreographers: Bonnie Kim, Matthew O’Connor
Composer and Musical Director: Anika Johnson
Costume Design: Carolin Lindner
Photo: Jae Yang
Performers: Barbara Fulton, TrudyLee Gayle, Barbara Johnston, Tracy Michailidis and Michelle Yu

Event
Organized by Jamii Team: Isorine Marc, Iris Unlu, Afnan Yakot, Yusra Yacout, Nadifa Daud Mohamed, Maysam Abu Khreibeh
Live Performer: Leen & Johnny (Kazdoura Music)
Live Performer: Jerusa Leào, May
Live Performer: Tara Moneka, Sabine Ndalamba, Jessica Deutsch
Face Painter: Linda Epp
Event Photographer: Jae Yang
Event Videographer: Dawar Naeem

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.jamii.ca/divineinterventions

Organizers

Jamii
CORPUS

Other

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Jamii.Esplanade
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/jamiiesplanade
Bio
Arts org committed to enhancing social cohesion within #TheEsplanade community & beyond. Recipient of the 2020 Community Arts
Describe where in the park you will be
The Esplanade & Princess St
Rain or shine
No
Rain date
May 29, 2022
Seating?
This is a standing / walking event
Is the event family friendly?
Yes
Location
Downtown
Contact Name
Iris Unlu
Contact Email
iris@jamii.ca

Venue

David Crombie Park
131 The Esplanade
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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