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There is No Word for Wilderness

Fri September 20th 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until Sat September 21st 2019

One event on Tue September 24th 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wed September 25th 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Thu September 26th 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Sat September 28th 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Sat September 28th 2019 at 6:00 pm

There Is No Word For Wilderness is a land-based story walk brought to life with mask, puppetry and live music. It reflects one woman’s journey of getting lost to get found as nature reveals itself to her.

Suitable for all ages and free to attend, this new play takes the audience on a trail adventure as the story unfolds around them. Centering around land/life connection it aims to raise awareness of the enormity of our problem with waste and over-consumption.

Following each performance, Shelba Deer gives an Anishinaabe teaching and offering to Shkagamik-Kwe (Mother Earth):

Shelba Deer will be giving Anishinaabek cultural teachings and be conducting ceremonies after each play is over.  These teachings and ceremonies will vary each evening such as smudging, tobacco offerings, sharing circles, food offerings, and have different teachings about how to connect to the spirit of life, and to connect, respect and care for Shkagamik-kwe (Mother Earth). Before everyone enters the seating area Shelba will introduce herself and start out with giving a teaching about the moontime and what the protocols are for the moontime when it comes to ceremony. It is protocol for kweok (women) and girls to wear either a skirt, dress or wrap for ceremony, but if not that is fine. This is usually done out of respect. Miigwech, Nia:wen and thank you!

Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing for trail walking in September.

Accessibility

**Relaxed Performances

All performances will be considered Relaxed performances. Relaxed performances were initially designed to make theatre spaces more comfortable and welcoming to audience members with autism spectrum disorders, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities. Other audience members who may benefit from Relaxed Performances include parents with toddlers, people with Tourette’s syndrome, people who experience anxiety, or even people who just don’t enjoy the conventions that are experienced in a traditional theatre setting.

For more about the accessibility of this event, please visit Animacy Theatre’s website.

Location

This performance takes place at Earl Bales Park (4169 Bathurst Street, North York). The park is located at the South-East corner of Bathurst and Sheppard (North of Bathurst & Wilson and South of Bathurst & Finch).

Audience members should plan to meet at picnic area #5 by the South parking lot.

Traveling by Car or Wheel-Trans…

The park entrance is off Bathurst Street on Raoul Wallenberg Road. This entrance is marked by a large, digital sign.

Once you turn onto Raoul Wallenberg Road, continue straight ahead to the fork in the road. At the fork there is a sign directing you to different areas of the park: Keep right (toward the picnic areas). Continue driving – you will pass a parking lot on the right and other picnic areas on the left. The road will end in one, large parking lot. This is the South parking lot. You will see a tall flagpole with the Canadian flag at the end of the parking lot. We will meet audience members near the flagpole. There will be Arts in the Parks signage.

Accessible parking spots are located at the end of the parking lot on the left side.

Traveling by TTC…

From Sheppard West subway station: Take Bus #84 (Sheppard West) East to Bathurst and Sheppard.

From Sheppard-Yonge subway station: Take Bus #84 (Sheppard West) West to Bathurst and Sheppard.

      After getting off Bus #84:

  • Walk South on Bathurst street towards the Earl Bales digital park sign
  • Turn left at the digital sign onto Raoul Wallenberg Road
  • At the fork in the road (where there is a sign directing you to different areas of the park), stay right
  • Continue walking until you reach the final parking lot (you will see a Canadian flag on a tall flagpole at the end of the parking lot).
  • We will meet audience members near the flagpole! We will have Arts in the Parks signage there.

     From the Bathurst Bus (Bus #7)

  • Take the bus to the stop at Bathurst St and Bainbridge Ave.
  • Follow Raoul Wallenberg Road into the park.
  • At the fork in the road (where there is a sign directing you to different areas of the park), stay right.
  • Continue walking until you reach the final parking lot (you will see a Canadian flag on a tall flagpole at the end of the parking lot).
  • We will meet audience members near the flagpole! We will have Arts in the Parks signage there.

Details

Date:
Fri September 20th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://animacytheatrecollective.com/

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Rain or shine
No
Rain date
September 22, 29
Seating?
This is a standing / walking event
Is the event family friendly?
Yes
Location
North York

Venue

Earl Bales Park
4169 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario M3H 3P7 Canada
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