Bonjour - bonjour,
We need your help to connect with someone in each of the 41 countries participating in the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, to take part in our project, FORTY ONE.
FORTY ONE embarks the whole Esplanade community on a one-of-a-kind adventure for The Games. First, our local students are writing a portrait of people currently living in each of the 41 countries participating in the Games. Each of these people will have a personal link to us, Esplanadians: YOU. The series of portraits will then be collected into a book. Finally, this book will become a source of inspiration for a visual installation, a dance performance and a mural project - all taken place in our local park during the Games in July & August 2015. In return, we will offer a copy of the book to all people participating in the project.
We're reaching out to you and to your connections to Pan American countries, especially: Suriname, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Island, Cayman Island, Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, Haiti, Belize, Costa Rica, El Savaldor, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
People do not need to speak English, but would need to access internet on a regular basis. All ages, all kind of stories to share.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORTY ONE is co-produced by Jamii and CORPUS, in partnership with local organizations and institutions such as Market Lane School, St Michael's Catholic School, St Lawrence Branch Toronto Public Library and the St Lawrence Recreation Centre, to name a few. FORTY ONE is supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and Ontario Ignite.
More about the project here: http://www.jamiiesplanade.org/file/FORTY_ONE.html
Hope to hear from you soon!
Executive & Programming Director