"Not Another Naked White Person"
Premiering Fall 2024
Has the naked white body on stage lost it’s ability to shock / provoke / titillate due to its relentless exposure? Do non-white bodies elicit these responses due to their exoticism, scarcity, and unfamiliarity to white audiences?
“Not Another Naked White Person,” is a collection of hypnotically cinematic tableaus, improvised physical tasks, and poignant/silly text that aims to chip away at these questions.
It will consider the unflatteringly homogenous record of voices that have been given the most influential platforms, and investigate how we move forward to create work on stage that echos the demographics we see in the street.
Partners: Toronto Dance Theatre's Pilot Project Program, The Incubator Program at Citadel + Compagnie, Stratford Lab Residency Program.
Photo appears courtesy of Megumi Kokuba, Erin Poole, Devon Snell and Toronto Dance Theatre.
Unknown Marrow will be Syreeta's second solo performance. It will explore the influence of ancestry, landscape, lost, and language that is within a dancer's blood memory. Syreeta will investigate the complicated relationship between her ancestors in Nova Scotia, examine the fragility and resilience of these peoples and how this effects future generations. Within the work, she will question the various ways we cope with difficult histories, deal with grief, and consider the way we share information about these complex lineages.
Partners: York University