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Excited to announce the premiere of a brand new show!
This is a long-dreamed of project, the next chapter in my ‘Age Of Melting’ investigation. It has been a privilege to collaborate with Laakkuluk, Erin and Elysha over the last year, and we are thrilled that Laakkuluk is coming from Nunavut for the show at Buddies.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:
A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.
In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them.
photo by Elysha Poirier, graphic design by Lucinda Wallace