Evolve! at the Aga Khan Museum


Evolve! at the Aga Khan Museum

Date: May 13, May 27 & June 10, 2020, 6 pm

This event is cancelled. All our scheduled events and programs up to and including June 30 have been cancelled or postponed. Please go here for more information and updates on the Museum’s response to COVID-19.


Enjoy a special opportunity to watch work-in-progress presentations from emerging dance and theatre artists. Over three nights, you’ll see different projects followed by post-show Q+As where you can speak with the artists and help shape the final productions. The presentations will be staged on three Wednesdays — May 13, May 27, and June 10 — at 6 pm.


Wednesday, May 13, 6 pm

Cacao: A Venezuelan Lament

By Cacao Collective

Traditional song and dance celebrate the resilience and joy of Venezuela’s cacao farmers fighting to preserve their way of life in the face of industrialization and a national crisis. Developed between Venezuela and Canada, this project also shines a light on the global chocolate trade and diasporic identities.


Wednesday, May 27, 6 pm


By the Cyborg Circus Project

A striking exploration of trust, vulnerability, and human limits. In this piece, wheelchair dancers Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy examine today’s pressure to appear hyper-competent in all areas. Their work subverts expectations, offering new ways of understanding disability and imagining how disabled and non-disabled people can create a new world that does not demand hyper-competence.


June 10, 6 pm


By Anaya Bobst

Drawing from a time of despair in her life, dancer Anaya Bobst creates a world that reflects universal emotions and conditions — a world you are invited to enter. Through movement and text, Bobst separates expectations from reality, creating the framework for this piece, which speaks to solitude, curiosity, and imagination. 


Presented in collaboration with North York Arts, this series from the Evolve! Performing Arts Program provides invaluable resources and a platform for local artists in the developmental stages of their projects.


Evolve! at the Aga Khan Museum is part of our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performing arts in preserving culture, spurring social change, and celebrating diversity.


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