Thursday, July 02, 2015

Celebrate FORTY-ONE All-embracing this Saturday, July 4th

FORTY-ONE embraces neighbours from all points of the compass. 

In spite of physical distance, we all remain connected.

30 Esplanadians, under the leadership of 8 artists, gave the book, FORTY-ONE Neigbours, another dimension. Join us to celebrate FORTY-ONE All-embracing this Saturday, July 4th, starting at 2pm from the basketball court (230 The Esplanade) and moving through Crombie Park. Discover with neighbours, family and friends a mural, a dance performance and a photo exhibit that we created in the context of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

FORTY-ONE All-embracing features guitarist Maneli Jamal, drummers & pannists Soul Empi'yah, and Heath Tarlin Entertainment stilt walkers.

Muralist: Nick Sweetman
Visual Artist: Jacques Fortier
Choreographers: Emmanuel Jouthe, Laurence Fournier Campeau, Alix Sideris, Michael Caldwell, Indrit Kasapi, Jolyane Langlois
Illustrator: Yasmin Harris
Project Coordinator: Zoie Browne
Esplanadians performers and creators: Kerryn Graham, Marina Hanacek, Julian Periquet, Dan Philips, Andrew Patterson, Ivan, Suzanne Barnes, Diana Portokalidis, Gabrielle, Nancy Brown, Raecheal Goddard, Mia Hesse-Fernandes, Mike Hutchinson, Margot Mercier, Nancy Barber, Majeeb Zafar, Ribqah Zafar, Jacqueline Tarne, Pauline Williams, Farid Dastmalchi, Iraj Dastmalchi, Karam Aly,  Nasir Robertson, Athan Belasco, Yossef Kurdi, Hiba Kurdi, Christine Andrews, Kenan Yousef, Amber Ebert, Mumina Aden Hussien.
Photographers: André Daley-Wiltshire, Nick Spector, Cyesha Forde, Aleshia Nigh-Neverson, Grant Cockburn, Charlie Lindsay, Laura Dittmann

FORTY-ONE is co-produced by Jamii & CORPUS, in partnership with: St Lawrence BIA, St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, Toronto Public Library St Lawrence Branch, St Lawrence Market, St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, Berkeley Castle, Canada Running Series Foundation, New Visions Toronto, Young People's Theatre, Prologue to the Performing Arts.

Thanks to the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Ignite, Ignite Toronto 2015 for their support.

See you on Saturday,


Executive & Programming Director

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