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.
DORA MAVOR MOORE NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Original Production
Outstanding Original Choreography
Outstanding Original Composition/Sound Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Performance Of An Ensemble
Image by Kevin Jones