No Woman’s Land

Created by Roshanak Jaberi

A Jaberi Dance Theatre Production/ A Guelph Dance Presentation

March 18th, 2023, 8 PM at the River Run Centre

60 Minutes, no intermission

“Poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics” –My Entertainment World 

Based on true stories.

* Mature content and partial nudity

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).


Director & Choreographer / Roshanak Jaberi 
Mentor & Movement Dramaturge / Karen Kaeja 
Dramaturge / Soheil Parsa 

Created with performers / Nickeshia Garrick, Victoria Mata, Ahmed Meree, Yui Ugai, Irma Villafuerte, Denise Solleza (and with original cast Drew Berry and Ahmed Moneka)

Sound Designer & Composer / Thomas Ryder Payne 
Lighting Designer / Arun Srinivasan 
Visual Designer / Jérôme Delapierre
Costume Designer / Cheryl Lalonde
Set Creation / Peter Benedetti
Production Manager & Technical Director  / Charissa Wilcox
Stage Manager / Senjuti Sarker

Voice Consultant / Fides Krucker
Vocals / Ahmed Moneka and Tara Moneka
Aerial Consultants / Diana Lopez, Katelyn McCulloch, Elizabeth Dawn-Snell

General Manager / Adina Herling
Project Coordinator / Jessica Cen

Community Research Lead / Dr. Doris Rajan
Academic Research Lead / Dr. Shahrzad Mojab
Research Assistants / Erin Howley, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
Community Facilitators / Parvathy Kanthasamy, Sarah Saad, Hoda Samater, Mona Awwad

Funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts
World Premiere / Public Energy & DanceWorks MainStage Season, 2019

About Jaberi Dance Theatre

Jaberi Dance Theatre (JDT) is a Toronto-based company that creates contemporary and inter-disciplinary performance art. Known for compelling narratives and strong imagery, the company’s work has been described as “bold,” “evocative” and “a poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics” (My Entertainment World). Guided by the values of research, collaboration, and intersectionality, JDT convenes artists with activists, scholars, and community leaders around contemporary global issues. The company’s repertoire includes a collection of original works across multiple disciplines that is thoughtfully curated by Artistic Director Roshanak Jaberi, with a particular focus on women’s stories. JDT has received multiple awards and nominations for its films and stage work.

Artists’ Biographies


Outstanding Original Production

Outstanding Original Choreography

Outstanding Original Composition/Sound Design

Outstanding Lighting Design

Outstanding Performance Of An Ensemble

Image by Kevin Jones

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