Contemporaneity 2.0

Here is the link to the Contemporaneity 2.0 event page, which notes the performances which are followed by Q&A and ASL interpretation on February 16th and 18th:
$20 tickets are available using the code ANANDAMFRIEND; Pay-What-You-Can or complimentary tickets can be requested, no questions asked, by emailing me directly at
This Friday, February 9th, at 1 pm, at 401 Richmond St. W., Studio B104, we are hosting an open process showing with choreographer Rhodnie Désir (Montréal). Rhodnie Désir is one of Québec and Canada’s most compelling new voices in dance, who describes her lineage as “a contemporaneity inspired by the traditions of Haïti and central/west Africa.” With this solo, part of an evolving quartet, Désir turns to the title word’s etymology – moun, for human; mwen for me; and anmey, for cry of distress – to find the intimate, troubled and spiritual space of being. In the open process session, Désir invites participants into the heart of her inquiry, asking us how the political impacts our own bodies, and incorporating our responses into choreographic gestures. ASL interpretation will be provided. This event is free.

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