Cycle of a Sari
"She"s stuck I"m not Stuck I"m waiting."
Enter into the realm of Ancestors.
Women who love women
Partitioned from Land and Love
A cosmic combination of storytelling, dance, aerial silks, song, myth, sound, and shadow play.
Partitioned from land and love in Sindh, Rani travelled to present day India, and eventually to Turtle Island North America, also Partitioned Indigenous land. After her passing, Ranis ashes are taken from her granddaughter, Asha, who calls Rani into her dreams for answers on how to move forward after this interrupted ritual. In the cosmos with grandmothers from other places and times, Rani roots into ancestral wisdom and her life during the Partition and Independence of South Asia all the while longing for her love, Farah.
When: 7pm, September 5, 6 & 7 , 2014
Where: Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
Written & Performed by nisha ahuja
Director/Dramaturge: Yvette Nolan
Choreography & Performed by Kumari Giles
Set, Costume & Sound Design: Melissa Moore
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Production Manager: Shawn Henry
Stage Manager: cassy walker
Cycle of a Sari, was initiated through participation with Judith Rudakoff's Common Plants project 2008, received a public reading at the Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas and Creation2009, and development support through Diaspora Dialogues 2009 dramaturge Marjorie Chan, on-going dramaturgical support from Nina Lee Aquino 2011-2013, and a workshop reading at Patio Taller in Puerto Rico,
We Acknowledge the Support of Canada Council for the Arts & Toronto Arts Council in this phase of development.