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New Monuments

Co-Produced by Canadian Stage and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Harbourfront Centre, National Arts Centre, and TO Live. Streaming on CBC Gem.

New Monuments

Date & Time

October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Streaming on CBC Gem<br>Premiering on October 15, 8:00pm<br>



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Audio Description
Closed Captions
Radio LUMI
Visual Story

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Co-Produced with
Streaming on
In association with Harbourfront Centre
National Arts Centre
TO Live
Presented by Ian and Kiki Delaney, C.M.
CBC Arts
Lead support fromJoan and Jerry Lozinski

New Monuments masterfully teams up internationally-recognized IBPOC Toronto talent working alongside homegrown talent, in a fully collaborative space where live performance meets film, while featuring a wide array of dance styles (ballet, street style, contemporary) all coming together as one.

Directed, conceived and developed through a distinctly IBPOC lens, New Monuments asks tough questions – Do the statues that adorn our public spaces speak to values that represent us as a city, and elevate our values of freedom and diversity? Should they be dismantled piece by piece? What are the new standards that define us, and which ones should make the cut? – and then proceeds to answer some of them, by imagining a future world where racist monuments no longer exist, and where IBPOC art and activism continue to seamlessly intersect.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, over 40 dancers from across Toronto take us on a cathartic journey of purpose—from the beginning of colonization to a more hopeful and equitable future.

Conceived and curated by Toronto’s iconic, Grammy-nominated and multiple award-winning director and installation artist Julien Christian Lutz pka DIRECTOR X (Drake, Rihanna, Rosalia, Superfly movie) with award-winning artistic producer and curator Umbereen Inayet (Nuit Blanche Toronto, Awakenings, TEDx), alongside visionary three-time MTV VMA-nominated Tanisha Scott (Beyoncé, Sean Paul) as lead choreographer.

Featuring choreography by Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Nova Bhattacharya and Kieran Herallal, Robert Binet, Travis Knights, Esie Mensah, Fizz Oladiran, Kevin A. Ormsby, Nimkii Osawamick, Natasha Powell, Red Sky Performance, and “Snapp” Jan Yalda.

Creative Leads

Featuring Choreography by

Costume Designer
Ming Wong

Scenic Designer
Rachel Forbes

Indigenous Advisors
Jonathan Elliot
Dr. Duke Redbird

Music by

Additional Music by
Nicholas Murray

Dr. Duke Redbird
Ravyn Wngz

Production Stage Manager
Kat Chin

Stage Manager
Ada Aguilar
Michael Hart

Head of Wardrobe
Laura Delchiaro

Marlee Bygate

Janet Pym
Ilana Harendorf

Kathleen Johnston
Joyce Padua

Counsellor/Wellness Support
Nicole Inica Hamilton

NOVA Dance
Nova Bhattacharya
Kieran Herallal
Rachana Joshi
Nyda Kwasowsky
Neena Jayara
Gurtej Hunjan

KH Kanna

Sze-Yang Ade-Lam
Diana Reyes “Fly Lady Di”
Kaela Willey
Matthew Chiu

Nimkii Osawamick
Nimkii Osawamick
Joshua “Classic Roots” Perry
Kehew Buffalo

Natasha Powell
Raoul Wilke
Jade “Hollywood” Anderson
Rodney Diverlus
Travis Knights

Fizz Oladiran
Isaiah Peck
Vincent Trang
Paul Mula

Marianne Kanaan

Esie Mensah
Kwasi Obeng Adjei
Rose-Mary Harbans
Shakeil Rollock

“Snapp” Jan Yalda
“BONELESS” Dwayne Gulston
“Tricky Troublez” Michael MIKE Smith

Daniel Keith aka Keith the God

Kevin A. Ormsby
Aisha Nicholson
Kadeem Fasutin
Nickeshia Garrick

Sandra Laronde
Falciony Patino Cruz
Joey Arrigo
Katie Couchie
Kristen DeAmorim

Robert Binet
Hannah Galway
Clare Peterson
Donald Thom
Jack Bertinshaw

Giorgio Galli

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