ImShift

Dance
60 mins.
Canada / Venezuela
Synopsis

Co-created by one of the 2016 Toronto Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalists

Victoria Mata Productions
Oct. 7 @ 8.30pm – Oct. 9 @ 2pm

The lines that divide nations cross into our minds.

ImShift is a collage of contemporary dance, poignant visuals and original percussive sounds that untangle our perpetual relationship to ‘la frontera’ (the border). Exploring the liminal spaces of living in the in-between making sense of two languages and two cultures, ImShift highlights the constant experience of bridging the South and the North. This visceral performance narrates stories of our re-created terrain where complexities of identity, resistance, healing and survival exist within each other.

ImShift is a tribute to the many who have died attempting to cross ‘la frontera.’

Cast & Credits
A Victoria Mata Production with support from Aluna Theatre
Choreographer / Co-Creator / Producer
Victoria Mata
Multimedia Designer / Co-Creator
Alejandra Higuera
Composer / Music Directior
Jackeline Rago
Director / Assistant Producer
Janet Romero
Stage Manager
Elissa Hatton
Lighting Designer
James Kendal
Costume Designer
Nahiti Ortega
Dancers
Irma Villafuerte, Tereka Tyler-Davis, Amanda Paixao, Victoria Mata, Stephanie Caldeira
Percussionist
Y Josephine
Technical Assistant
Naomi Dodds
Community Ambassador
Elissa Hatton
Graphics support
Magda Arturo
Audio Mastering
Nicholas Murray
About The Artist
Funded in part by the Toronto Arts Foundation and Aluna Theatre
Co-presented by Consulate General of Venezuela in Toronto and Mujer