No Woman’s Land | Created by Roshanak Jaberi
A Jaberi Dance Theatre Production | A Guelph Dance Presentation
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 8:00 PM | River Run Centre Main Stage
Coming this Spring, Guelph Dance is proud to present Jaberi Dance Theatre’s No Woman’s Land. Created by Roshanak Jaberi, this breathtaking production will be presented on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the River Run Centre.
Tickets are available, on a sliding scale (see below), through the River Run Centre Box Office, online at riverrun.ca, by phone at 519-763-3000, or in person.
Haunting images, empowering narrative and breathtaking movement by an electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Nominated for five Dora Awards including Best Original Production, and with a sold-out run in Toronto, No Woman’s Land is a dance theatre work based on real stories that beautifully reveals the depths of human resilience in the face of adversity.
The production was supported by the research of Dr. Doris Rajan (IRIS-Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society) and Dr. Shahrzad Mojab (University of Toronto).
*Mature content and partial nudity.
Jaberi Dance Theatre (JDT) is a Toronto-based non-profit organization that creates contemporary and inter-disciplinary political art through live performances and digital experiences. The company’s work is research-informed and intersectional, with a focus on the stories of racialized and marginalized women. JDT works across sectors and across borders, convening artists with activists, scholars, and community leaders in conversation around contemporary global issues.
JDT offers original staged productions, site-specific work, digital creations, performance art installations, master workshops, professional development opportunities, research and creative residencies, commissions for guest choreographers and advocacy initiatives through its artistic platform.
Roshanak Jaberi is an Iranian-born Canadian artist and a Dora nominated choreographer and performer, with a career that spans over 20 years. She is also a producer and activist, and the founding Artistic Director of Jaberi Dance Theatre. Described as “a force to reckon with,” she has created several site-specific and stage productions and has presented her work in Canada, US, and Europe.
Roshanak is the recipient of the ISPA-International Society of Performing Arts Global Fellowship (2020, 2021) and the Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2019). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (honours), and has served on the Board of Directors of the Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) and the Toronto Arts Council Dance Committee among others. She has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, and her work has been referenced in adult education courses and in critical pedagogy at the University of Toronto.
DORA MAVOR MOORE NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Original Production
Outstanding Original Choreography
Outstanding Original Composition/Sound Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Performance Of An Ensemble
A recorded version of No Woman’s Land will be made available to watch. Fill out the form below to receive the viewing link. The stream will be available for viewing March 19th-24th.