Black Ballerina 

Spending time in both the outskirts of New Brunswick and rural North Carolina, Syreeta Hector shares her experience of being a mixed race (Indigenous, African Canadian, and French) female, and explores her relationship to the classical ballet form. Through movement and text, she investigates whether it was unconscious systemic racism that led her to practice dance, and invites the audience to question perspectives of our “inclusive” nation. 

World Premiere: Brights Nights 2019/20 (Citadel + Compagnie)

 

In the Life

This undertaking will act as an extension of Syreeta's research and will take place in Nova Scotia. It will include genealogy and ethnographic  research, linguistic studies, a dance documentary, as well as a full length solo performance.

(Research Project) 2018-2020