Cycle of a Sari (Workshop Production)
(via nisha ahuja
Colleagues, Friends & Family,
It is an honour to invite you to join us for the
workshop production of
CYCLE OF A SARI
September 5, 6 & 7, 2014 7pm
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"She"s stuck I"m not Stuck I"m waiting."
Enter into the realm of Ancestors….
Women who love women
Partitioned from Land and Love
A cosmic combination of storytelling, dance, aerial silks, song, myth, sound, and shadow play.
Partitioned from land and love in Sindh, Rani travelled to present day India, and eventually to Turtle Island (North America), also Partitioned Indigenous land. After her passing, Rani’s ashes are taken from her granddaughter, Asha, who calls Rani into her dreams for answers on how to move forward after this interrupted ritual. In the cosmos with grandmothers from other places and times, Rani roots into ancestral wisdom and her life during the Partition and Independence of South Asia all the while longing for her love, Farah.
Written & Performed by nisha ahuja
Director/Dramaturge: Yvette Nolan
Choreography & Performed by Kumari Giles
Set, Costume & Sound Design: Melissa Moore
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Production Manager: Shawn Henry
Stage Manager: cassy walker
Cycle of a Sari will be published in the first South Asian Canadian Theatre Anthology (published by Playwrights Canada Press, Editted by Dalbir Singh)
Cycle of a Sari was initiated through participation with Judith Rudakoff’s Common Plants project (2008), received a public reading at the Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas and Creation (2009), and development support through Diaspora Dialogues (2009) (dramaturge Marjorie Chan), on-going dramaturgical support from Nina Lee Aquino (2011-2013), and a workshop reading at Patio Taller in Puerto Rico,
We Acknowledge the Support of Canada Council for the Arts & Toronto Arts Council in this phase of development.