Mature Content Advisory: This performance contains partial nudity and explores mature content throughout the production that may be triggering for some patrons.
The Grand OnStage presentation of “No Woman's Land”, was rescheduled from Tuesday, March 8, 2022, to Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Your original ticket(s) will be honoured on the new date.
Thank you to Performance Sponsor Assante Financial Management, Dianne Lackonick.
Created by Roshanak Jaberi, Jaberi Dance Theatre. Haunting images, empowering narrative and breathtaking movement by an electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Nominated for five Dora Awards including Best Original Production, and with a sold-out run in Toronto, No Woman’s Land is a dance theatre work based on real stories that beautifully reveal the depths of human resilience in the face of adversity.
No Woman’s Land was developed in partnership with IRIS-Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, and was supported by the outreach and community-based research of Dr. Doris Rajan (IRIS) and academic research of Dr. Shahrzad Mojab (University of Toronto).
* Mature content and partial nudity
Join us for more! Join us in the Davies Lounge at 6:30 pm for a pre-show conversation with Jaberi Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Roshanak Jaberi and Tianna Edwards, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Coordinator for Yellow House, the Centre for Inclusion, at Queen’s University. Seating for the pre-show conversation is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open for the pre-show conversation shortly before 6:30 pm.
After the show, stay for a talkback with company members hosted by Tianna.
About Tianna Edwards:
Tianna Edwards was born and raised in Kingston and moved away for 10 years to complete her post-secondary education and begin her career as a journalist. She returned to Kingston eight years ago and is currently the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Coordinator for Yellow House, the Centre for Inclusion, coordinating programs and communications for Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour student communities at Queen’s. Tianna is also completing her Masters in Cultural Studies part-time at Queen’s University. Her research project will be a podcast featuring the voices of Black people who live and have lived in Kingston. The purpose is to fight the erasure of the Black community in Kingston through storytelling and representation. This will help Black folks find each other and help the rest of the Kingston community fight the narrative that Blackness is transient here. Her project took a turn after sharing her experience as a Black woman in Kingston on her personal blog, Keep up with Kingston. Her story resonated with many and she felt if one story could do this, imagine what more stories could do.
Patrons are encouraged to review expanded details and information about this performance featured in a companion resource document and article. These materials will help audience members to understand the background, history, themes, and stories explored in the performance. (Available for download below- please scroll down). You can also view an artist-to-artist conversation with Artistic Director Roshanak Jaberi and Theatre Artist Kemi King below. (Recorded in March, 2021.)
Poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics.
Kingston Grand Theatre, Rosen Auditorium
218 Princess St.
Kingston ON K7L1B2