Art Gallery of York University
November 6 – November 20, 2017
Learning how to relate to one another through kinesthetic responses and instinctive choreography, dance pairs responded to the invitation of Meera Margaret Singh’s project WAVE and gained strength from one another. Part of the Creative Campaigning series at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), this three-day workshop and investigative-performance worked with students who identified on a wide spectrum as women. YorkU dance professor and choreographer Terrill Maguire led the dancers, teaching movement techniques to access agency within their bodies.
Women from the School of Social Work, Women¹s Empowerment Club, Visual Arts Student Association, TBLGAY, and the York University Mature Students Organization joined Singh and Maguire to openly discuss and react to the restrictions, oppressions, and regulations they experience over their bodies. Conversations about reproductive health, trauma, transition, pregnancy, labour/birth, infertility, and illness led to experiments in non-verbal communication and to the design of the final presentation.
Photographer and filmmaker Alyssa Bistonath joined us to document the workshops and final performance. She captured all the subtle details and intimacy of the project.
Featured Artist: Meera Margaret Singh
Watch documentation of the workshops and the final performance
by photographer and filmmaker Alyssa Bistonath