• Artist: Anandam Dancetheatre/Brandy Leary
  • Medium: Interactive Installation
  • Project Type: Special Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Scarborough

This sonic, sculptural and performance installation offers the experience of slowing time, space and the senses. The dancing bodies of Scarborough are honoured here.

Location

Scarborough Town Centre, Centre Court, Lower Level

  • Address: 300 Borough Dr.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors
  • Advisories: Everyone

The Project

This project will make visible practices shaped by the bodies that have made this place home. This will be done in part by working with South Asian, Afro/Caribbean and Indigenous communities in the Scarborough region. During Nuit Blanche, artists will be in continuous performance. Audiences will be invited to witness, as well as to participate in, the meditative action of stringing fresh jasmine garlands. These garlands will contribute to an accumulation of senses in the space. Diverse, imaginative spaces will unfold—spaces with expanded considerations for liveness, presence and absence in this contemporary moment. Gathering around diverse and divergent aesthetics will also be emphasized. Reimagining values of beauty, virtuosity, innovation, tradition, ritual and community shall be primary. Held in a sculptural space of suspended bells, this installation will remain after the night of Nuit Blanche, imbued with the energy of performance.

Extended Project Details: This project will be available for extended viewing during regular Scarborough Town Centre hours until October 13th.

The Artist

Anandam Dancetheatre creates and presents dance and performance shaped by values of presence and collective inquiry. It is inclusive of diverse bodies and movement practices, and receptive to a multitude of viewpoints on the dancing body, as well as experiences of time, space and the senses.

Acknowledgements

  • Sponsored by

Choreography/Sculpture: Brandy Leary, Composition and Sonic Design: Kalaisan Kalaichelvan, Dance Artists: Nivedha Ramalingam, Mafa Makhubalo, Tamla Matthews, Kalaisan Kalaichelvan, Nithya Garg, Harikishan S Nair