On behalf of Sarasvàti Productions, we are proud to present a public project launch of Seven Visions – Reconciliation Through Theatre! We invite you to join us for an artistic presentation and conversation.
Seven Visions is part of the first phase of a larger project. The project is guided by our Indigenous Advisory Committee, involving seven organizations working with Sarasvàti Productions to offer a creative and safe space for youth. We will be using an artistic lens for Winnipeg’s Indigenous youth to examine how they interact with the world around them and how the world in turn interacts with them. This collaboration will bring together youth and elders, various artists and a broad audience over two phases.
The first phase includes consultation circles. Throughout April 2019 we will be undertaking Seven Circles, visioning sessions with youth. Partner organizations will host a chance for youth to brainstorm and decide the parameters for moving forward. We are grateful to Children of the Earth High School, Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, The Knowles Centre, Manitoba Youth Centre, Marymound School, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc., and Wahbung Abinoonjiiag for their collaboration. At the project launch, visual artist Jaime Black will share what was heard in these visioning sessions through an art installation piece. We will also include a reading of Jo MacDonald’s OUR HOME & Native Land, winner of the 2017 FemFest Bake-Off. This comedic piece about treaty rights will help to frame discussion and encourage public input. There will be a chance for responses and discussion.
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
400 Colony St (at the U of W)
May 4 to 9, 2019
- Saturday, May 4th at 2pm
- Tuesday, May 7th at 1pm
- Wednesday, May 8th at 10am
- and Thursday, May 9th at 7pm
- A staged reading of the play OUR HOME and native land by Jo MacDonald and directed by Heidi Malazdrewich
- An installation artwork by Jaime Black
- Community discussion
We are seeking partners and assistance in making this event a powerful catalyst. Ways that you can support this initiative are:
- Bring a group from your organization to a theatre performance. Admission is pay-what-you-can-afford with no fixed cost for entry.
- Help us to spread the word and promote the event by sharing it with your network.