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Kiinalik:These Sharp Tools

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Excited to announce the premiere of a brand new show!

Kiinalik:These Sharp Tools, created and performed by me and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, with Cris Derksen, Elysha Poirier, directed by Erin Brubacher, will open the 2017/18 season at Buddies.

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


Concerts

30 Jan 2019-
3 Feb 2019
7:00pm
PuSH International Performance Festival / Vancouver, BC (CA).

Concerts

12 Mar 2019-
16 Mar 2019
8:00pm
Espace Libre / Montreal, QC (CA). Espace Libre presents a Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, March 12-16, 2019.

Concerts

12 Jun 2019-
16 Jun 2019
7:00pm
Luminato / Toronto, (CA). Luminato presents Kiinalik:These Sharp Tools in Toronto, June 12-16 2019