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Exit Strategies: A Performance Series

Saturday, June 10, 2023
 | 7:00 pm
 – 10:00 pm 
 | $20
Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join MOCA Toronto for a series of two evening performances featuring a continuing movement response to Kapwani Kiwanga’s exhibition Remediation. POLITICAL MOVEMENT, a contemporary dance theatre company, will embody elements of the exhibition in relation to the vital political, economic and social histories presented.  

Exit Strategies seeks to invite audiences to both feel Kapwani Kiwanga’s artworks within their own bodies and from an embodied perspective. Through movement scored by Aria Evans, the dancers will explore themes of exploitation and acts of resistance provided by plant-life — their freedoms, their futures and their rhythms.

April 22, 2023: 

  • Created with and performed by Aria Evans, Tavia Christina and Nickeshia Garrick.
  • The April performance embodies themes of transmigration while engaging with the sisal fibre which is the raw material highlighted in Elliptical Field.

June 10, 2023:

  • Created with and performed by Aria Evans, Rodney Diverlus and Kéïta Fournier-Pelletier.
  • The second performance will feature movement interpreters exploring Kiwanga’s Vivarium and The Marias. These performances will explore power and the relationship between historic narratives and contemporary realities as well as body autonomy. 

About the Artists

Aria Evans, Performance View, Exit Strategies marketing photos within Remediation, at MOCA Toronto. Kapwani Kiwanga, Elliptical Field, 2023. Installation with sisal fibre and steel. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Poggi, Paris; Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin; and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and London. © ADAGP, Paris / SOCAN, Montreal (2022). Photo by Adrian Walton-Cordeiro.

Generously supported by Hal Jackman Foundation
Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7
Canada

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