Performances

TORONTO INUIT ASSOCIATION CA

NO WOMAN'S LAND

Choreography: Naulaq LeDrew and Avatâra Ayuso

Two women, two generations, two cultures, two lands – an encounter between Spanish-born, UK-based choreographer Avatâra Ayuso and the Inuk elder craft artist Naulaq LeDrew, from Nunavut. Together they explore the migration experiences that took them away from their native lands in the Spanish Mediterranean and the Canadian Arctic, digging deep into their cultural traditions, histories, humour, prejudices and fears. Point of departure for this powerful and questioning cross-cultural and cross-generational collaboration, are the very personal experiences and lives of these two very different female artists.

Artistic Crew:
DIRECTION AND CONCEPT Avatâra Ayuso | CHOREOGRAPHY Avatâra Ayuso | PERFORMANCE Naulaq LeDrew and Avatâra Ayuso | COSTUME DESIGN Naulaq LeDrew and Avatâra Ayuso | DRAMATURGY Ignacio Vleming | SCRIPT Avatâra Ayuso, Naulaq LeDrew and Ignacio Vleming | LIGHTING DESIGN Falk Dittrich | SOUND DESIGN Daniel Williams and Avatâra Ayuso | SOUND Beatte Oxenfart | PROPS Ralph Schuhholz (wind mill), Javier Medina (mask), David Sokark (drum), Randal LeDrew (kayak) | PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Chloe Hillyar

Co-Producers:
Commissioned by European Centre for the Arts Hellerau-Dresden and produced by AVA DANCE COMPANY

Funders and Supporters:
With the support of Arts Council England, Origins Festival, British Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Inuit Association, Embajada de España en Canadá and Canada House in London, Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Canada in Germany, Embajada de España en Alemania,

Special thanks to Michael Walling, The Creative Academy, Qaggiavuut Nunavut Performing Arts,Sope Owoaje (City of Iqaluit, Nunavut) London-Sheffield Radiology Group, Natashia Allakariallak and Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy and AVA DANCE COMPANY Donors’ Circle (Qoda Photographic and anonymous donors)

NO WOMAN'S LAND
(c) Adam Dreeseen
NO WOMAN'S LAND
(c) Adam Dreeseen
NO WOMAN'S LAND
(c) Adam Dreeseen