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Resist/Coexist: Emerging Young Artists Exhibition

Special Event

Resist/Coexist: Emerging Young Artists Exhibition

Date: Sun, Mar 04, 2018 10:00AM - Sun, Mar 04, 2018 12:00PM
Price: Free with Museum admission

Enjoy a special opportunity to engage with a dance project in progress.

Resist/Coexist tells the story of two dancers from different cultures who live in the same place they’ve adopted as their new home. One dancer embodies the Spanish tradition of flamenco and the other embodies the North Indian Kathak tradition.

Will the dancers stay in rigid cultural silos and resist each other? Is this resistance necessary in order to preserve their own culture and traditions? Or, do they break down barriers and share each other’s values and coexist in harmony? Does coexistence mean traditions fade as they lose sense of what is “ours” and what is “theirs”? Can the adopted home put resistance and coexistence in equilibrium?

Join us and find out which option the dancers choose — resistance, coexistence, or equilibrium.

Observe this dance workshop in development and rehearsals taking place inside the Mongolian yurt in the Museum’s courtyard.

The complete Resist/Coexist performance takes place on Saturday, March 17, 7 pm, at the Narwhal Contemporary Gallery in Toronto.


Mushtari Afroz (story, Kathak)
Tamar Ilana (story, flamenco choreography and vocals, costume)
Ahilan Kathirgamathamby (Kathak Bol Parhant, Kathak Taal, Teen Taal, percussion)

Emerging Young Artists is a not-for-profit organization in Toronto whose mission is to increase appreciation for emerging and underrepresented artists’ work through artistic development and public exhibition.

Photo(s) by Narwhal Contemporary Gallery

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