In Life and After Life – explores the personal stories of 3 queer young adults of colour as we acknowledge and sit with our past, current realities and futures. Life does not stop after hard times, and hard times continue. What becomes of us as we live through and with hardship? As we continue on the journey of finding ourselves what makes us who we are, where do we go and what options do we have to survive and thrive? In Life and After Life is a movement derived multidisciplinary work about hope, resilience, and strength. A short Q&A with Sze-Yang, Jelani and kumari will follow their performance.
ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company is a queer multiracial dance company that embraces difference as strength, combats oppressive power structures, and operates from the grassroots as a collective through consensus. These performers are fearlessly out and proud, masculine, feminine, and all that is in between, representing the super queeroes and real humans in all of us. ILL NANA/DCDC hosted the first annual LGBTTIQQ2S Dance Conference and provides free accessible drop-in dance classes and a 2 month dance intensive at the 519 community centre for and with LGBTTIQQ2S communities prioritizing people of colour, various body types, backgrounds, classes, and abilities. More information about ILL NANA can be found at: illnana-dcdc.com
Co-presented with Gladstone Hotel and United Steelworkers (USW).
Co-sponsored by Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and The People Project.
This event is part of the 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, taking place from May 1-15, 2014 at various GTA locations. For more details on this year’s program, artists, and festival partners, please visit http://mayworks.ca/.