What We’re Doing!

SUMMER 2017

 
This summer Jumblies is collaborating with Thinking Rock Community Arts on their production of The Rivers Speak. Jumblies is proud to have been a supporter and mentor of this project since 2013, and to be contributing to this final production phase.
 
Jumblies artists and associates working on this summer’s production include Ruth Howard, Marianne Alas, Ange Loft, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Julia Hune-Brown, Aria Evans, Sasha Tate Howarth, Liz Rucker and Varrick Grimes. Musicians from AlgomaTrad are also involved. 
 
 The show will take place from Sept. 6 to 17 at the Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow grounds in the Algoma region.
 
 
Meanwhile, at The Ground Floor, while taking a break from Jumblies’ activities, we are happy to share our space with other colleagues and partners, including the AMY Project as they rehearse their summer show. 
 
We’ll be back at The Ground Floor in October, with a new round of workshops and creative activities, including an exciting program of performances for the Ground Floor choir with Soundstreams and FixtPoint. Also in the fall, we’ll be touring our Four Lands project to the Prairies. 
 
For more information on what’s coming up, contact info@jumbliestheatre.org

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North York Arts is offering a new theatre-focused ESL program for youth (ages 14-20). Click below to find out more!
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Looking for a creative way to practice your English? Join us for a theatre-focused ESL program "Next Stages" for youth to feel more comfortable and confident in speaking English. Visit ow.ly/IyDR30ehyu6 for more information!

North York Arts is offering a new theatre-focused ESL program for youth (ages 14-20). Click below to find out more!

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The Rivers Speak in progress with Thinking Rock Community Arts!
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THE RIVERS SPEAK COMMUNITY PLAY OPEN HOUSE // Tonight, Saturday August 19, 3-5pm // Mississaugi First Nation Sports Complex // 43 Park Road. . . . Come see our work in progress: enjoy stilts, puppets, original music, teachings, friendship, laughter and free snacks, tea and coffee! . . . Everyone is welcome!! . . . #theriversspeak #communityart #allages #puppets #stilts #communityplay

The Rivers Speak in progress with Thinking Rock Community Arts!

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Jumblies' artists are pleased to be part of an artist coming-together this week with Thinking Rock Community Arts, and AlgomaTrad, as The Rivers Speak community play develops.
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Chi Miigwetch to Marly and Kathy for bringing their hand drums and voices to collaborate with Celtic roots musicians at @algomatrad for the Rivers Speak music class this week. . . . The music developed here this week will be sung and played live throughout the Rivers Speak Community Play. Such an honour! . . . #handdrumming #singing #music #theriversspeak #communityart #beautiful #collaboration

Jumblies artists are pleased to be part of an artist coming-together this week with Thinking Rock Community Arts, and AlgomaTrad, as The Rivers Speak community play develops.

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Please join us at the Rivers Speak Community Play Public Open House. Learn more about the project, see the work in progress, and learn how you can still get involved! **WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS AND MAKERS!**

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Hi Friends of MABELLEarts - For the past three months we've been working and playing with an amazing group of individuals and families who currently reside in shelter while seeking asylum in Canada. We love these folks! We just got word that over 100 of them have expressed interest in attending free workshops we have scheduled in Broadacres Park this week and next. We're over the moon! If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer or support MABELLEarts - we can think of no better time then NOW! We are accepting food donations for snacks, donations of tents (for shade and shelter from rain) and looking for cash donations to support art supplies, transportation costs and more. We're also looking for volunteers who can help welcome and support participants of all ages to have fun and create art together. Email info@mabellearts.ca for more info and check out: www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/mabellearts/ to give. THANK YOU!

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The Rivers Speak production (Thinking Rock Community Arts) up in the Algoma Region is moving along. Here's director Varrick Grimes on stilts, with some wolf pups. Jumblies is proud to be supporting and taking part in this project!
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The wolf and his pups visited the Little Rapids Community Days event today. . . . Want to see more stilt magic? Come see The Rivers Speak Community Play, September 6-9 and 13-16 in Mississaugi First Nation! . . . www.theriversspeak.com ^ ^ To buy tickets and find out more about this fun Community Play! . . . #theriversspeak #communityart #stilts #stiltwalking #localstories #allages

The Rivers Speak production (Thinking Rock Community Arts)  up in the Algoma Region is moving along. Heres director Varrick Grimes on stilts, with some wolf pups. Jumblies is proud to be supporting and taking part in this project!

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Catch this summer's show by our friends Clay and Paper Theatre at Dufferin Grove!
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We were also very pleased to have shared our space (The Ground Floor) with this wonderful project!
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[IG: @kama_la_mackerel] i spent the past week co-facilitating "parallel tracks," an inter-generational training program on community-engaged arts for qt/bipoc artists & art facilitators from across turtle island. i came back to tio'tia:ke/montreal grown, inspired, hopeful, tender... with a heart full of love and gratitude, for all the participants who came to this program with offerings of joy, talent, wisdom, vulnerability, resilience, trust, commitment; for my co-facilitators Nikki Shaffeeullah, Aliya Jamal & Julia Hune-Brown for making this process pleasurable, humorous, loving, intentional; for our many co-workers, friends, partners, volunteers & loved ones who supported us through that process. co-facilitating this program is quite a dream come true: there is deep personal and collective healing & transformation that occurs when people with shared, yet infinitely different experiences of marginalization come together to dream of revolutionary change for our respective communities. this program was made all the more enriching because it was led by fearless femmes of colour who did not shy away from centering feelings in the development, realization and facilitation of the program. in moments like these, we open up with fragile honesty so we can share languages to hold space for each other. in moments like these, there are sparks, there are raging fires, there are tears multifaceted like diamonds, there are waves of creativity & arms full of tenderness. in moments like these, we name wounds in our bodies, we invoke the lands, the skies full of stars and possibilities. we dream of childhoods we never had, spaces to satisfy the cravings of our younger selves. we affirm, reaffirm. we learn to trust, to rekindle faith. we build strength. to learn more about parallel tracks: paralleltracks.ca/ "parallel tracks" was made possible thanks to the support of Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, Jumblies Theatre and The AMY Project - Artists Mentoring Youth #paralleltracks #qtbipoc #bipoc #art #artfacilitation #artfacilitators #communityarts #healing

We were also very pleased to have shared our space (The Ground Floor) with this wonderful project!

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Very happy to have had the The AMY Project - Artists Mentoring Youth in our space (The Ground Floor) again, and everyone should go and see their show - coming up this week!
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Today was our last day of rehearsal at Jumblies Theatre before we move into tech and performances for SummerWorks Performance Festival. Thank you to Jumblies for sharing your incredible space with us all through the spring and summer! Jumblies is the best!

Very happy to have had the The AMY Project - Artists Mentoring Youth in our space (The Ground Floor) again, and everyone should go and see their show - coming up this week!

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We're picnicking in Broadacres Park tomorrow - Saturday July 29th from 1-4pm! Pack a picnic for you and your family and join in singing, miniature-making, story-telling, outdoor games and more, led by artists Waleed Abdulhamid, Faten Toubasi, Melanie Fernandez-Alvares, Michael Burtt, Helah Cooper & The MABELLEarts team! Find us at the North End of the Park behind Broadacres Junior School (45 Crendon Avenue). Bus pickups: 12:30pm at The Quality Hotel & 1:00pm at Mabelle Park. Free for everyone! ASL interpretation & Arabic translation provided #artsintheparksTO Arts in the Parks Toronto

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If you're up in the Algoma region, come and be in the Thinking Rock Community Arts play!
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COMMUNITY CASTING FOR THE RIVERS SPEAK COMMUNITY PLAY IS THIS WEEK!!!! . . Come be part of the Rivers Speak Community Play as a performer or maker! All ages and skill levels are welcome. . . Are you a performer? We are looking for stilt walkers, actors, musicians, singers, puppeteers, dancers. No experience necessary! Just bring your enthusiasm! . . . Are you a maker? We need help making costumes, masks, puppets, and sets. There will be making tasks for people of all ages and abilities. . . . Come out to a Community Casting near you: July 25, 6-8pm - Mississaugi FN bingo hall July 26, 6-8pm - St Saviours Anglican Church Blind River July 27, 6-8pm - Lester B Pearson Civic Centre Elliot Lake July 28, 6-8pm - Lifestyle Centre Serpent River FN . . . Visit www.theriversspeak.com for more information about the project! . . . See you there!! . . . #theriversspeak #communityart #everyoneiswelcome #freefood #freeprogramming #allages #funtimes

If youre up in the Algoma region, come and be in the Thinking Rock Community Arts play!

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Jumblies is proud to have contributed to this great book by Vancouver Moving Theatre.
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Introducing Vancouver Moving Theatre's NEW BOOK: From The Heart Of A City: Community-Engaged Theatre and Music Productions from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside 2002-2013 From The Heart of A City is a guide to practicing the art of engagement, providing practical strategies for navigating responsibilities involved in creating original art in a spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and respect for community needs. This beautifully illustrated anthology weaves together essays, reflections, lyrics, and poems by thirty-six writers, including leading Canadian community play artists, and Vancouver artists and community members from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Their writings shed light on ten transformative community-engaged theatre and music productions created for, with, and about Vancouver's inner-city Downtown Eastside, and their rippling impact on individuals, the community, Vancouver, and the provincial and national art scene. Your very own copy is just $30 +GST! Contact Terry Hunter at vancouvermovingtheatre@shaw.ca to get yours.

Jumblies is proud to have contributed to this great book by Vancouver Moving Theatre.

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The The Rivers Speak Community Play process is gearing up, with local casting sessions about to take place next week. Sign up if you're in the region! Jumblies is a proud partner in this project with Thinking Rock Community Arts.
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You're invited to be part of the Rivers Speak Community Play! THE RIVERS SPEAK COMMUNITY CASTING DATES: MISSISSAUGI FIRST NATION JULY 25 BLIND RIVER JULY 26 ELLIOT LAKE JULY 27 SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION JULY 28 **Times and Locations Below** Performance roles include actors, dancers, musicians, singers, puppeteers and stilt-walkers. No previous experience is necessary - just bring your enthusiasm! We need help making costumes, masks, puppets and sets - people with skills in sewing, carpentry, painting and construction are welcome! There will be making tasks suitable for all ages, experience levels and abilities. This is the time to try something new, meet your neighbours, and have a lot of fun! Come out to a Community Casting near you! Mississaugi First Nation Tuesday July 25, 6-8pm Bingo Hall, 152 Village Road Blind River Wednesday July 26, 6-8pm St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 32 Michigan Ave. Elliot Lake Thursday July 27, 6-8pm Lester B Pearson Civic Centre 255 Hwy 108 Serpent River First Nation Friday July 28, 6-8pm Lifestyle Centre, 36 Ballpark Road

The The Rivers Speak Community Play process is gearing up, with local casting sessions about to take place next week. Sign up if youre in the region! Jumblies is a proud partner in this project with Thinking Rock Community Arts.

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Jumblies' friend Darla Contois is in Toronto - part of SummerWorks Performance Festival at The Theatre Centre BMO Incubator (1115 Queen Street W). Aug. 4-12.
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Thanks to a good friend of mine Peatr Thomas, we have a poster! This story will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between. SummerWorks Performance Festival

Jumblies friend Darla Contois is in Toronto - part of SummerWorks Performance Festival at The Theatre Centre BMO Incubator (1115 Queen Street W). Aug. 4-12.

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Here's a show to catch by Jumblies' friend, Aria Evans!
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Heres a show to catch by Jumblies friend, Aria Evans!

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Yay once again for MABELLEarts, upholding the fine art of the picnic!
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On Saturday, we hosted our first Common Table Picnic in Broadacres Park. We spent the afternoon with families from Mabelle, West Mall and The Quality Hotel, collecting stories/memories of picnicking, activating a poetry machine, singing songs, building miniatures, embroidering, playing games, sharing treats, and sitting in the shade together. Thank you to everyone who joined us - including incredible volunteers from Arts in the Parks Toronto! #artsintheparksTO (photos: Liam Coo)

Yay once again for MABELLEarts, upholding the fine art of the picnic!

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The Rivers Speak summer production period starts with Thinking Rock Community Arts at the Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow. Jumblies is proud to continue as a collaborator on this project, through to its performances in September 2017!
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What an awesome day at the Mississaugi First Nation Pow Wow today! Best part was seeing the serpent dancing with all the dancers, and hearing the teachings from the Elders about the serpent, the water and birchbark. Miigwetch to all the Elders, artists and participants who brought it all together. . . . #theriversspeak #communityart #teachings #learningjourney #beautifulday

The Rivers Speak summer production period starts with Thinking Rock Community Arts at the Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow. Jumblies is proud to continue as a collaborator on this project, through to its performances in September 2017!

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Come to a picnic! SATURDAY in Broadacres Park! Art-making, music, outdoor games & park walks! Pack a picnic lunch & bring a water bottle. We'll be there from 1-4pm - meet us by the Northwest corner of the park, by Broadacres Junior School (45 Crendon Drive) #artsintheparksTO

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2 DAYS LEFT TILL THE BIG DAY!! Come out to our Scarborough Celebrates Ontario 150 Festival!! FREE ENTRY!! FREE ENTERTAINMENT!! FUN! CULTURE! COMMUNITY!
This weekend at the Albert Campbell Square – Scarborough Civic Centre from 12pm to 9pm!! Come out and enjoy amazing live performances, dance competitions, food, vendors, prize giveaways and experience our wonderful diversity.
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2 DAYS LEFT TILL THE BIG DAY!! Come out to our Scarborough Celebrates Ontario 150 Festival!! FREE ENTRY!! FREE ENTERTAINMENT!! FUN! CULTURE! COMMUNITY! 
This weekend at the Albert Campbell Square – Scarborough Civic Centre from 12pm to 9pm!!  Come out and enjoy amazing live performances, dance competitions, food, vendors, prize giveaways and experience our wonderful diversity.

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Terrific MABELLEarts video, featuring youth project and Iftar nights, made by the Inspirit Foundation (who are also funding Jumblies' Youth Artist Exchange Project.
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This summer, we hosted four inter-cultural Iftar Nights in Mabelle Park during the month of Ramadan. Here's a lovely glimpse of Iftar Nights in Mabelle Park and our lead-up workshops with youth leaders who helped us prepare and host the events! We are incredibly grateful to Inspirit Foundation for all of your support of our Iftar Nights and MABELLEyouth - and for this gorgeous video!

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Proud to be associated with Candace Day Neveau. All our good thoughts, admiration and love go out to her and those there on Parliament Hill, saying so bravely, honestly and clearly what needs to be said.
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Candace Day Neveau isn’t celebrating Canada Day. She says she can’t. Day Neveau was one of the many people with the Bawating Water Protectors who helped push back the RCMP and get a ceremonial teepee set up at the foot of Parliament Hill on unceded Algonquin territory Wednesday night. Here is Candace at a news conference on Thursday sharing her feelings on a country that is celebrating 150 years.

Youth Exchange Artist of the day is Raphaël Arsenault, a musician who came to learn and work with us on Four Lands at the Evergreen Brickworks. Thanks Inspirit Foundation for supporting!

Based in Rimouski, Qc, Raphaël Arsenault has studied classical violin for over 20 years before switching to a more improvisational approach. Following the initiative of Éric Normand, he participated in many workshops (Jean Derome, Lê Quan Nin, Michael Fischer, Joëlle Léandre) and concerts in Rimouski during « Les Rencontres de Musique Spontanée », an international gathering of spontaneous music and exchange that has been happening twice a year for the last 15 years. A member of the Ggril (Grand Groupe Régional d’Improvisation Libérée) since its foundation in 2007, he has toured with the 18-piece eclectic band in the Maritimes, in Québec and in Europe, as an interpret and a conductor for the orchestra. Raphaël is now splitting his time between democratic empowerment and food sovereignty activities as well as artistic creation in Rimouski.
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Youth Exchange Artist of the day is Raphaël Arsenault, a musician who came to learn and work with us on Four Lands at the Evergreen Brickworks. Thanks Inspirit Foundation for supporting!

Based in Rimouski, Qc, Raphaël Arsenault has studied classical violin for over 20 years before switching to a more improvisational approach. Following the initiative of Éric Normand, he participated in many workshops (Jean Derome, Lê Quan Nin, Michael Fischer, Joëlle Léandre) and concerts in Rimouski during « Les Rencontres de Musique Spontanée », an international gathering of spontaneous music and exchange that has been happening twice a year for the last 15 years. A member of the Ggril (Grand Groupe Régional d’Improvisation Libérée) since its foundation in 2007, he has toured with the 18-piece eclectic band in the Maritimes, in Québec and in Europe, as an interpret and a conductor for the orchestra. Raphaël is now splitting his time between democratic empowerment and food sovereignty activities as well as artistic creation in Rimouski.

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Thank you Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for your good wishes to MABELLEarts and Mabelle neighbours celebrating Eid al-fitr this evening in Mabelle Park together!

Well-deserved congrats once again to MABELLEarts!

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Jumblies is looking forward to participating in this MABELLEarts event tomorrow, by bringing our Ground Floor Choir, and Four Lands elements created by Mabelle youth!
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Tomorrow we are gathering in Mabelle Park for Eid al-fitr: enjoy performances, art-making, installations & musical performances from Turkwaz, The Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir and the Jumblies Theatre Ground Floor Choir. Delicious treats & tea served! Come join us!

Jumblies is looking forward to participating in this MABELLEarts event tomorrow, by bringing our Ground Floor Choir, and Four Lands elements created by Mabelle youth!

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Celebrating the Ground Floor Choir, they have been so busy throughout the #TouchingGroundFestival, with performances at #4Lands & #TalkingTreaties and so many others across the 6 weeks of events! What a special group 💕🎶

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After many years on the road touring Indigenous theatre productions, the Debajehmujig Storytellers Creation Centre was founded in 2008 on Manitoulin Island in an old converted grocery store. Discover the story behind the space as part of Main Street Ontario, our new series of shorts on important places in communities across the province.

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Huge congrats to Dan, Christina, Ahuri Theatre / 国際劇団アユリテアトル and all involved in This is the Point!!!!
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Wow! We're overjoyed to celebrate two Dora award wins for Outstanding Production and Ensemble in the Independent Theatre Division for our show This is the Point. Thank you to our incredible partners The Theatre Centre who are supporting so many incredible artists and projects. Our brilliant director Karin Randoja, and co-writers Tony Diamanti Liz MacDougall Christina Serra and the production team Melissa Joakim, Jenna McCutchen Miquelon Rodriguez Alexa Polenz. And the support of Toronto Arts Council Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario and Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada And a huge congrats to everyone involved in our production of What Dream it Was which was nominated for three awards in the Theatre for Young Audiences Division. Thanks to Miles Nadal JCC Al Green Theatre and Liv Mendelsohn for supporting us, and to the team of Amy Louis Sonja Rainey Sean Frey Ken Harrower Johnny Spence Lisa Bozikovic Chris Thornborrow Abdullah Alcozai, James Brown, Lindsey Claire Chalmers, Julian Escallon, Lita Green, Tamarah Paruk, Avi Roth, Maya Rubin, Jeremiah Shell, Geoffrey Sherwood, Christopher Tavares, Max Tepper, Kerr Wattie, Kathleen Woo Sarah Miller Cecília Castiñeira Garcia Jackie Omstead So proud of what we did together! And thank you TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts for all the work you do!

Huge congrats to Dan, Christina, Ahuri Theatre / 国際劇団アユリテアトル and all involved in This is the Point!!!!

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The final event listed within our #TouchingGroundFestival time-frame is by our partner and offshoot #Arts4All. Come to their wild and wonderful parade on Saturday July 1st!
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The final event listed within our #TouchingGroundFestival time-frame is by our partner and offshoot #Arts4All. Come to their wild and wonderful parade on Saturday July 1st!

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for your enthusiasm about Talking Treaties and Under the Concrete!

We have reached capacity with our reservations for today's show. This means that Under the Concrete is currently full up, and some portions of Talking Treaties are at capacity. You are more than welcome to come to Fort York and join us for the outdoor portions of Talking Treaties (which is most of the show, as long as the good weather holds), and, if there are cancellations, you may be admitted to the two indoor scenes and final Under the Concrete concert.

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for your enthusiasm about Talking Treaties and Under the Concrete! 

We have reached capacity with our reservations for todays show. This means that Under the Concrete is currently full up, and some portions of Talking Treaties are at capacity. You are more than welcome to come to Fort York and join us for the outdoor portions of Talking Treaties (which is most of the show, as long as the good weather holds), and, if there are cancellations, you may be admitted to the two indoor scenes and final Under the Concrete concert.

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Jumblies Theatre added 84 new photos to the album: Talking Treaties & Under the Concrete — with Ange Loft at Fort York National Historic Site.

Talking Treaties is a participatory multi-arts project, with the goal of artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and awareness. Talking Treaties engaged over 300 participants in its research and development, generating symbols, poetry, and expressive maps, which have influenced and are now featured as content in the production. This project strives to expand meaning, knowledge, and personal relationships to encompass the historical and contemporary responsibilities we share as treaty people. Under the Concrete is a choral reflection on our themes of history, questioning, learning and acknowledging for all of who now live on this land. Presented as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival.
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Talking Treaties is a participatory multi-arts project, with the goal of artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and awareness. Talking Treaties engaged over 300 participants in its research and development, generating symbols, poetry, and expressive maps, which have influenced and are now featured as content in the production. This project strives to expand meaning, knowledge, and personal relationships to encompass the historical and contemporary responsibilities we share as treaty people. Under the Concrete is a choral reflection on our themes of history, questioning, learning and acknowledging for all of who now live on this land. Presented as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival.

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Tonight is the premier performance of #TalkingTreaties & Under the Concrete! Come out and see this amazing spectacle at 6:30pm at @fortyork! #TouchingGroundFestival

Our Youth Artist Exchange artist of the day is Adriana Garisto! We're so thrilled to have her here working on Talking Treaties. She's been helping to build props and set pieces, performing as part of the dance ensemble, and generally become an integral part of our team!

Adriana Garisto is an actor, beadworker, and professional cook. She joined Turtle Island Theatre at the age of 12, and is a member of its' Board of Directors. She's performed in stage productions such as Some Like it Hot, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Miserables. She also has a role on Mohawk Girls, currently airing on APTN. She's known Ange Loft for years, and that's how she heard about Jumblies Theatre and Talking Treaties. She's excited and grateful to be a part of this performance.

Thanks to the Inspirit Foundation for supporting Adriana's visit with us!
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Our Youth Artist Exchange artist of the day is Adriana Garisto! Were so thrilled to have her here working on Talking Treaties. Shes been helping to build props and set pieces, performing as part of the dance ensemble, and generally become an integral part of our team!  

Adriana Garisto is an actor, beadworker, and professional cook. She joined Turtle Island Theatre at the age of 12, and is a member of its Board of Directors. Shes performed in stage productions such as Some Like it Hot, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Miserables. She also has a role on Mohawk Girls, currently airing on APTN. Shes known Ange Loft for years, and thats how she heard about Jumblies Theatre and Talking Treaties. Shes excited and grateful to be a part of this performance.

Thanks to the Inspirit Foundation for supporting Adrianas visit with us!

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Thanks LolaBunz Music for being our amazing MC for #Ashow2017! Our #PlatformA partners are Art Starts, CUE, SKETCH Working Arts, & VIBE Arts!

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Our Youth Exchange Artist of the day is the multitalented Ashley Riley! We are thrilled to have her here, where she is part of the performance ensemble of Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete.

Ashley Riley is the eldest of three daughters of Kelly and Cheryl Riley of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Ashley graduated from Beal Secondary High School in London, Ontario. She went onto study Theatre Arts at Fanshawe College in London. Ashley enjoys all forms of art mediums including theatre, dance, movement, and beadwork. Ashley has pursued her dreams in the healing arts through Ojibway Anishinaabe Midewiwin and Sundance ceremonies. She is a proud Jingle dress dancer and continues to gather teachings of the Jingle dress to pass on the gift of healing through the art of dancing. She is currently working with Jumblies Theatre as a Youth Arts Exchange member. She is enjoying and continuously learning more about community arts theatre and how she can be of help.

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation & Inspirit Foundation for supporting Ashley's visit and work with us!
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Our Youth Exchange Artist of the day is the multitalented Ashley Riley! We are thrilled to have her here, where she is part of the performance ensemble of Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete. 

Ashley Riley is the eldest of three daughters of Kelly and Cheryl Riley of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Ashley graduated from Beal Secondary High School in London, Ontario. She went onto study Theatre Arts at Fanshawe College in London. Ashley enjoys all forms of art mediums including theatre, dance, movement, and beadwork. Ashley has pursued her dreams in the healing arts through Ojibway Anishinaabe Midewiwin and Sundance ceremonies. She is a proud Jingle dress dancer and continues to gather teachings of the Jingle dress to pass on the gift of healing through the art of dancing. She is currently working with Jumblies Theatre as a Youth Arts Exchange member. She is enjoying and continuously learning more about community arts theatre and how she can be of help.

Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation & Inspirit Foundation for supporting Ashleys visit and work with us!
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Sue IrelandAwesome! Congrats Ashley! Way to go!! 🎊👍

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Nikki SolimanSo proud of you Ashley. I knew you would do great things!

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Talking Treaties lead artist Ange Loft is featured in this months issue of Canadian Art, centered on the theme of Kinship. Check out the interview here: #TalkingTreaties

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We're looking forward to seeing you at Talking Treaties and Under the Concrete. The show moves between indoor and outdoor venues, and with the weather having been so unpredictable lately, we wanted to share our rain plan with you.

There are two key things to know. First, no matter the weather, the show will still happen. If it's pouring at our designated start time or begins to pour during the show, we will move the performance to an adapted indoor format. The second key thing to know is to dress for the weather! No matter what weather we end up with, the audience will be outside for at least some portion of the show. Please be prepared to be outdoors, even briefly, in rain, sun, heat or cold. #TalkingTreaties
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Note on Talking Treaties/Under the Concrete rain plan:

Were looking forward to seeing you at Talking Treaties and Under the Concrete. The show moves between indoor and outdoor venues, and with the weather having been so unpredictable lately, we wanted to share our rain plan with you. 

There are two key things to know. First, no matter the weather, the show will still happen. If its pouring at our designated start time or begins to pour during the show, we will move the performance to an adapted indoor format. The second key thing to know is to dress for the weather! No matter what weather we end up with, the audience will be outside for at least some portion of the show. Please be prepared to be outdoors, even briefly, in rain, sun, heat or cold. #TalkingTreaties

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#TCML2017 continued yesterday with a presentation of a full building installation coordinating by members of Jumblies Theatre and the Toronto Creative Music Lab participants. We are making our way to @918bathurst this morning, but for now, enjoy some of the imagery from yesterday at the CMC!

What a wonderful day of Composing Community with Toronto Creative Music Lab participants and Jumblies artists, at the Canadian Music Centre

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Tomorrow Jumblies is joining up with the Toronto Creative Music Lab, at the Canadian Music Centre, for a day of musical and interdisciplinary art-making with 40 musicians and a dozen Jumblies artists from around the city, country and world.

From 6:30 to 7:30pm, we will be sharing what we have rapidly concocted in an immersive animation of the CMC's four-story building. We'd welcome a small audience.

It's at 20 St. Joseph St. (near Bay Subway). You have to enter through the basement, as there's construction on their front stairs, but the building is still accessible. Contact info@jumbliestheatre.org if you'd like to attend or for more info.
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Tomorrow Jumblies is joining up with the Toronto Creative Music Lab, at the Canadian Music Centre, for a day of musical and interdisciplinary art-making with 40 musicians and a dozen Jumblies artists from around the city, country and world. 

From 6:30 to 7:30pm, we will be sharing what we have rapidly concocted in an immersive animation of the CMCs four-story building. Wed welcome a small audience. 

Its at 20 St. Joseph St. (near Bay Subway). You have to enter through the basement, as theres construction on their front stairs, but the building is still accessible. Contact info@jumbliestheatre.org if youd like to attend or for more info.
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There was no rain on Mabelle Park last night, allowing us to go ahead with our Iftar Night with Mabelle friends and neighbours. Thanks to guest artists of the evening: Sharada K. Eswar (story-teller) and the Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir (directed by Salima Dhanani). See you next week! (photos: Liam Coo)

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The A Show is next week! Come celebrate the work of our Toronto Arts Council - #PlatformA grantees along with those from our friends at Art Starts, CUE, SKETCH Working Arts, & VIBE Arts!

Reception: June 22, 7 - 10pm with performances starting at 7 PM
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So excited to have been a part of this, helping to bring 'What Was My Backyard?' to Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival!
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Wrapping up Outside In Thank you to all the people who came out to contribute to our evolving installation for Outside In. We finished up the gallery show with a closing party and lantern parade on the grounds of Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. Over the course of 10 days: 320+ people visited the show and joined in activities 36 artists, staff and volunteers helped make it happen 15 partner organizations and funders joined in and contributed 40 people of many different ages got up on stilts! Together we partied, shared stories, made paper, built lanterns, performed a new musical (#TouchingGroundFestival), held campfires, walked on stilts, danced outside, made music, wrote poetry, did art interventions of all kinds in the garden and captured them on a map of the site, went on a First Story Toronto walking tour, paraded with lanterns, ate, talked, sang and more. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who was part of this experience. It has launched us into preparations for a new community play outdoors at Cedar Ridge with energy and enthusiasm.

So excited to have been a part of this, helping to bring What Was My Backyard? to Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival!

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In order to explore Stories of One Block, we are beginning by participating in the larger Four Lands Project produced by Jumblies Theatre. Where will this fascinating project lead us?

#4Lands being used by our Offshoot in Parkdale! Cant wait to see what they discover through it.

Our Youth Artist Exchange participant of the day is Iehente Adriana Foote! Jumblies got to know Iehente during our 2015 national community arts tour Train of Thought, for which Iehente was a travelling artist, co-facilitator of the Kahnawake stop, and a huge help to the tour management team, We are so thrilled to have her back for #JumbliesYAE and to work on Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete.
Thanks to Inspirit Foundation for supporting Iehente's participation!

Iehente says: "As part of the Youth Artist Exchange, I am the assistant stage manager for the amazing Talking Treaties. I am a nerd, I love history and I love the theatre. I've known [Talking Treaties project lead] Ange Loft for a long time and I love working with her, and I love working in Toronto. I love that Talking Treaties uses verbatim text and actual documents in the piece, and doesn't just talk about them."

About Iehente: Iehente Foote is a young Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec; Bear clan. She has been involved with theatre and the arts for 13 years. As a teen she directed and co-directed a handful of productions for children & young adults. For the past 5 years she also has been the stage manager for various shows based in Montréal and Toronto. She was the Costume Assistant for the second season of the series Mohawk Girls and will be this final fifth season. Iehente joined the Train of Thought National community arts tour by Jumblies Theatre and co-facilitated Kahnawake stop. She has been part of large scale creative processes, including work with Aanmitaagzi, Thinking Rock, Spider Woman Theatre, and Jumblies Theatre. Iehente is a youth activist and the Chair & Quebec representative on the National Indigenous Youth Council on Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about justice around sexual violence, abuses, and other social injustices imposed by life on the reserve. She is also a teacher at Kateri Elementary School and does a lot of art based learning and research with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
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Our Youth Artist Exchange participant of the day is Iehente Adriana Foote! Jumblies got to know Iehente during our 2015 national community arts tour Train of Thought, for which Iehente was a travelling artist, co-facilitator of the Kahnawake stop, and a huge help to the tour management team, We are so thrilled to have her back for #JumbliesYAE and to work on Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete.
Thanks to Inspirit Foundation for supporting Iehentes participation!

Iehente says: As part of the Youth Artist Exchange, I am the assistant stage manager for the amazing Talking Treaties. I am a nerd, I love history and I love the theatre.  Ive known [Talking Treaties project lead] Ange Loft for a long time and I love working with her, and I love working in Toronto. I love that Talking Treaties uses verbatim text and actual documents in the piece, and doesnt just talk about them.

About Iehente: Iehente Foote is a young Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec; Bear clan. She has been involved with theatre and the arts for 13 years. As a teen she directed and co-directed a handful of productions for children & young adults. For the past 5 years she also has been the stage manager for various shows based in Montréal and Toronto. She was the Costume Assistant for the second season of the series Mohawk Girls and will be this final fifth season. Iehente joined the Train of Thought National community arts tour by Jumblies Theatre and co-facilitated Kahnawake stop. She has been part of large scale creative processes, including work with Aanmitaagzi, Thinking Rock, Spider Woman Theatre, and Jumblies Theatre. Iehente is a youth activist and the Chair & Quebec representative on the National Indigenous Youth Council on Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about justice around sexual violence, abuses, and other social injustices imposed by life on the reserve. She is also a teacher at Kateri Elementary School and does a lot of art based learning and research with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.

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On Tuesday, Jumblies artists joined community members at Scarborough's Child and Family Life Centre to celebrate the Turtle Quilt that was originated at the centre, and has been in the works for over 3 years - designed and created by Philip Cote, Rhonda Lucy, Marianne Alas and many other hands.
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On Tuesday, Jumblies artists joined community members at Scarboroughs Child and Family Life Centre to celebrate the Turtle Quilt that was originated at the centre, and has been in the works for over 3 years - designed and created by Philip Cote, Rhonda Lucy, Marianne Alas and many other hands.

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It's not too late to be a part of the Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete! Join us today from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for Talking Treaties dance rehearsal, led by Brian Solomon and Lilia Leon.

We will be meeting at 132 Fort York Blvd. and heading over to Fort York National Historic Site.

No experience necessary, but always welcome.
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Its not too late to be a part of the Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete! Join us today from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for Talking Treaties dance rehearsal, led by Brian Solomon and Lilia Leon. 

We will be meeting at 132 Fort York Blvd. and heading over to Fort York National Historic Site. 

No experience necessary, but always welcome. 
Ages 16+
Free!

Final film of the night; The View From Here! What a magnificently weird and hilarious comic opera Filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz, composer Norbert Palej, and Jumblies artists and community members have made together!!!! 😋 ... See MoreSee Less

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1st film of the night: From The Shores of Scarborough to the Sands of CityPlace. Taking a trip down memory lane to almost 3 and a half years ago when the Ground Floor was still new to us ⛵️
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1st film of the night: From The Shores of Scarborough to the Sands of CityPlace. Taking a trip down memory lane to almost 3 and a half years ago when the Ground Floor was still new to us ⛵️

This week are welcoming our next round of Youth Artist Exchange participants! Meet our #JumbliesYAE artist of the day, Julia Siedlanowska! She is visiting us from the the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh and will be working with us on Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete!

Julia says: "Participating in the Youth Artist Exchange has been very exciting - it’s allowed me to connect with other emerging and established community artists around different parts of Canada. I’m grateful to work with collaborators whose skills and experiences are so varied, and hope to work with them again in the future!"

Thanks to Inspirit Foundation for supporting Julia to work with us!

Julia was born and is currently living as a theatre maker on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She holds a BA in acting from The University of Wales and a diploma in theatre from Douglas College. She has worked with companies such as Pacific Theatre, The Only Animal, The Arts Club, The Firehall Arts Centre, The Cultch, Full Circle First Nations Performance, Rumble Theatre, MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, Jumblies Theatre, Mascall Dance, The Chutzpah! Festival and Classic Chic Productions. Last year she participated in the Wet Ink Collective and was a Young Ambassador for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Julia is the volunteer coordinator for Full Circle First Nations Talking Stick Festival and the community liaison for MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society’s PROX:IMITY RE:MIX, a community project engaging LGBTQ2S+ youth in the creation of a multimedia dance performance. Currently she directs, acts, and translates for The Vancouver Polish Theatre after having helped develop its offshoot company, the King Matt Theatre, which tours TYA productions by Polish playwrights annually though BC and Alberta. She also runs a theatre company which presents interpretations of classic texts through site-specific performances with Calgary based dance artist Kara Nolte. She is currently developing a script for The Only Animal’s Waterborne.
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This week are welcoming our next round of Youth Artist Exchange participants! Meet our #JumbliesYAE artist of the day,  Julia Siedlanowska! She is visiting us from the the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh and will be working with us on Talking Treaties Spectacle & Under the Concrete!

Julia says: Participating in the Youth Artist Exchange has been very exciting - it’s allowed me to connect with other emerging and established community artists around different parts of Canada. I’m grateful to work with collaborators whose skills and experiences are so varied, and hope to work with them again in the future!

Thanks to Inspirit Foundation for supporting Julia to work with us!

Julia was born and is currently living as a theatre maker on unceded Coast Salish Territories. She holds a BA in acting from The University of Wales and a diploma in theatre from Douglas College. She has worked with companies such as Pacific Theatre, The Only Animal, The Arts Club, The Firehall Arts Centre, The Cultch, Full Circle First Nations Performance, Rumble Theatre, MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society, Jumblies Theatre, Mascall Dance, The Chutzpah! Festival and Classic Chic Productions. Last year she participated in the Wet Ink Collective and was a Young Ambassador for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Julia is the volunteer coordinator for Full Circle First Nations Talking Stick Festival and the community liaison for MACHiNENOiSY Dance Society’s PROX:IMITY RE:MIX, a community project engaging LGBTQ2S+ youth in the creation of a multimedia dance performance. Currently she directs, acts, and translates for The Vancouver Polish Theatre after having helped develop its offshoot company, the King Matt Theatre, which tours TYA productions by Polish playwrights annually though BC and Alberta. She also runs a theatre company which presents interpretations of classic texts through site-specific performances with Calgary based dance artist Kara Nolte. She is currently developing a script for The Only Animal’s Waterborne.

Join us for the next event in The Touching Ground Festival: a showcase of short videos inspired by Jumblies’ time at CityPlace and the launch of ‘Museum of Found Objects’, by Miranda Sharp including comics by participants at The Ground Floor. The screenings will be followed by a short Q & A session with some of the artists. #TouchingGroundFestival ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night, we welcomed even more guests from across the city to Mabelle Park - accompanied by flag-waving and music from members of Turkwaz. Thank you to everyone who helped bring our second MABELLE Iftar Night alive!

#TBT taking a look back at the beautiful illustration created by Parker Dirks for the #TouchingGroundFestival. They had this to say about the layers within this image:

"Bottom layer; The area the Ground Floor is located in was once part of Lake Ontario. Represented in this image by the embroidered fish pillows that were made at the Ground Floor and Anishenaabe syllabics meaning fish
Middle layer; This layer represents the original boundaries of the Toronto Purchase of 1787 and the larger area that the British took in 1805. this layer also includes the many lost rivers that have been buried by development.
Top layer; This layer represents the land that the Ground Floor sits on today - condos, trains, the lake. Overarching all of it is a sky dome, an Iroquois symbol representing the cosmos."
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#TBT taking a look back at the beautiful illustration created by Parker Dirks for the #TouchingGroundFestival. They had this to say about the layers within this image:

Bottom layer; The area the Ground Floor is located in was once part of Lake Ontario. Represented in this image by the embroidered fish pillows that were made at the Ground Floor and Anishenaabe syllabics meaning fish
Middle layer; This layer represents the original boundaries of the Toronto Purchase of 1787 and the larger area that the British took in 1805. this layer also includes the many lost rivers that have been buried by development.
Top layer; This layer represents the land that the Ground Floor sits on today - condos, trains, the lake. Overarching all of it is a sky dome, an Iroquois symbol representing the cosmos.

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Three Short Films & One Book

A showcase of short videos inspired by Jumblies’ time at CityPlace and the launch of ‘Museum of Found Objects’, by Miranda Sharp including comics by participants at The Ground Floor. The screenings will be followed by a short Q & A session with the filmmakers.


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When: Tuesday, June 13th 2017
8:00-9:30pm

Where: The Community Room at 150 Dan Leckie Way
Just upstairs from the Ground Floor

Admission: Admission is free! Donations always appreciated.
RSVP to jackie@jumbliestheatre.org or call 416-203- 8428 to reserve your seat.

Accessibility: The Community Room at 150 Dan Leckie is
wheelchair accessible. As always, we aim to offer
barrier-free arts programming. If there is anything
we can do to help you access this event, please do
not hesitate to get in touch.

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The lineup includes:

The View From Here
A whimsical comic opera inspired by comics created with CityPlace residents.

Composer: Norbert Palej
Librettist: Liz Rucker
Film: Sofia Bohdanowicz
Comic Artist: Miranda Sharp
Musicians: Vania Chan, Keith Klassen, Christine Duncan, Ryan Scott, Martin van de Ven and Erika Crino, conductor Samuel Tam, with The Ground Floor Choir

Walking Treaties
The journey of tiny hand-made shoes along Spadina to the Chinese Railway Workers monument.

Filmmaker: Adrienne Marcus Raja
Composer: Arie Verheuil-van de Ven
Fabric Artists: Marianne Alas with Mackenzie Konecny, Parker Dirks, Rhonda Lucy,Karis Jones Pard, and others
Created in partnership with Alpha Alternative School and Gingko Sistas (Emily Chan & Maria Hupfield)

From the Shores of Scarborough to the Sands of CityPlace
A puppetry improvisation on moving to The Ground Floor

Filmmaker: Adrienne Marcus Raja
Soundtrack: David Schulman (quietlifemotel.com)

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These films and "The Museum of Found Objects" are made possible in part by Toronto Foundation, Toronto Arts Council , Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, J.P. Bickell Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, and Canada Summer Jobs. Thank you!
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We were so happy to be joined, for our Saturday evening performance at the Evergreen Brick Works, by 7 participants of the Greencrest Crescent Tamil Seniors program, run by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. This group has been part of Jumblies and the Community Arts Guild's projects since 2009. On Saturday they joined the dancers for our Four Lands show (in partnership with Continuum Contemporary Music). ... See MoreSee Less

We were so happy to be joined, for our Saturday evening performance at the Evergreen Brick Works, by 7 participants of the Greencrest Crescent Tamil Seniors program, run by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. This group has been part of Jumblies and the Community Arts Guilds projects since 2009. On Saturday they joined the dancers for our Four Lands show (in partnership with Continuum Contemporary Music).

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Our first Iftar Night in Mabelle Park welcomed 225 guests, including over 100 refugees and asylum-seekers living in Etobicoke and Mississauga, to enjoy art-making, music and delicious food. #MABELLEIftarNights continue every Thursday in June - join us this week on June 8th from 7-10PM across from 49 Mabelle Avenue! photos: Liam Coo

Congratulations to the amazing MABELLEarts! Jumblies will be proud and delighted to participate in two of the upcoming Iftar celebrations.

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Talking Treaties Spectacle
Friday, June 23, 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 24, 12-6 pm (installation only)
Sunday, June 25, 5 pm

Talking Treaties is a participatory multi-arts project, with the goal of artfully sharing local Indigenous knowledge and awareness. Talking Treaties engaged over 300 participants in its research and development, generating symbols, poetry, and expressive maps, which have influenced and are now featured as content in the production. This project strives to expand meaning, knowledge, and personal relationships to encompass the historical and contemporary responsibilities we share as treaty people.

Lead Artist, Director, & Co-Writer: Ange Loft
Historian and Co-Writer: Victoria Freeman
Choreographers: Lilia Leon & Brian Solomon
Composers/Musicians: Melody McKiver, Brandon Valdivia, Rosary Spence
Creative Consultant/Performer: Jill Carter
Performers: Rozina Kazi, Ashley Riley, Kitsune Soleil, Nikki Shaffeeullah, Jesse Wabegijig
& others
Designers: Sonja Rainey, Parker Dirks (Assistant)
Stage/Production Manager: Sasha Tate-Howarth
Assistant Stage Manager: Iehente Foote
Sound Designer and Technician: Alaska B

With participants from The Ground Floor, the Children’s Peace Theatre, and The AMY Project

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Under the Concrete
Friday, June 23, 8 pm
Sunday, June 25, 6:30 pm

A choral reflection on our themes of history, questioning, learning and acknowledging for all of who now live on this land.

Composer: Martin van de Ven
Original and traditional songs created and sung by Rosary Spence
Libretto: Ruth Howard, including and arranging fragments of: poetry by Victoria Freeman, text from the Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13) and Toronto community members
Musicians: Vania Chan (Soprano), Brian Katz (Guitar), Arie van de Ven (Viola), Johnny Spence (Keyboard), Rick Sacks (Percussionist), with The Ground Floor Choir, Conducted by Shifra Cooper
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At Historic Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd)

Admission is PWYC on Friday.
Sunday admission is $5 on-site only.
Saturday & Sunday includes admission to all Indigenous Arts Festival events that day
* To reserve a ticket please email rachel@jumbliestheatre.org


Wheelchair accessibility is limited.
Please visit www.fortyork.ca/plan-your-visit/accessibility.html for more details and get in touch with any questions.

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Talking Treaties and Under the Concrete are made possible in part by: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario 150, Metcalf Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, Canada 150, The Government of Canada, J.P Bickell Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation

In partnership: First Story, Nagamo Collective, Children's Peace Theatre, The AMY Project, and Fort York National Historic Site
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Featuring the work of 2017 Platform A grant recipients from Art Starts, CUE, Jumblies Theatre, SKETCH Working Arts, & VIBE Arts!

In 2016, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, VIBE Arts, SKETCH and CUE collaborated to provide over $55,000 in grants to support the production of community-engaged and individual projects by artists who are often underrepresented in mainstream arts and culture. This collaboration, called Platform A, is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council dedicated to fostering a new momentum in community arts.

Reception: June 22, 7 - 10pm with performances starting at 7 PM
Hosted by Lola Bunz (@TheLolabunz)

Venue is fully accessible

Admission is free, everyone is welcome!
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JOIN NOW!!! SPACES ARE FILLING UP!!!

HSDC is offering a wide range of programs including: Computer, French, Sewing, Web Development, Information Technology and Marketing Training Programs!!
Starting June 19th – August 18th, 2017

Join our exciting programs. As seats are filling up quickly, be sure to register for yours today!

Call: (416)-345-1613 or visit our website for more information: www.hsdconline.org
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JOIN NOW!!! SPACES ARE FILLING UP!!!

HSDC is offering a wide range of programs including: Computer, French, Sewing, Web Development, Information Technology and Marketing Training Programs!!
Starting June 19th – August 18th, 2017

Join our exciting programs. As seats are filling up quickly, be sure to register for yours today!

Call: (416)-345-1613 or visit our website for more information: www.hsdconline.org

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Some great new shots from FOUR LANDS rehearsal at Evergreen Brick Works, with Jumblies Theatre. Photos by Adrienne Marcus Raja and Ryan Scott.

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MABELLEarts youth and Jumblies Youth Exchange Artists, all funded by the Inspirit Foundation, gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works just over a week ago for a Four Lands workshop.
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"In my dreamland..." #MABELLEyouth meet #jumbliesyae artists this evening with Shifra, Fiona, Farah, Jumblies Theatre & guest artist Zeinab Adid! thank you Inspirit Foundation for supporting these two youth community arts projects! #gratitude

MABELLEarts youth and Jumblies Youth Exchange Artists, all funded by the Inspirit Foundation,  gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works just over a week ago for a Four Lands workshop.

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And now for our Q and A with Jason Doell, who will have a world premiere this Saturday at FOUR LANDS Q: What can people expect to hear when Voices Dangle Like Bells is premiered at Evergreen Brick Works? A: I don’t want to give away too much…but hopefully, there will be a few surprises! Q: Are you excited to work with Jumblies Theatre? A: This has been a truly special project, and I am honoured to have worked with all the incredibly talented and generous artists and community members that are involved with Jumblies and its many programs and offshoots. At every step of this project, we have hit the ground running, and engaged with ideas and problems with enthusiasm, openness, and a collaborative spirit. I feel very lucky to have had this experience. Q: What are the last three works/pieces/songs you listened to? A: I listen to a lot of music over the course of a day…so, I’m not sure what the last three would be. However, when I really like a work, I tend to make it part of my daily life for a considerable stretch of time –really get to know a work by living with it. Right now there are a number of pieces that are in my ears regularly… Folkestone by Linda Catlin Smith, Tower of Meaning by Arthur Russel, FRKWYS Vol.6 by Ikue Mori and Julianna Barwick, whast/ warb by Rebecca Bruton….so many more… (Note: check out Rebecca Bruton's 'whast/ warb ' from our last performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrZc5U6Ar_c)

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We're into the final stages of prep, folks! Some more great shots from Artistic Director Ryan Scott for tomorrow's season finale, FOUR LANDS with Jumblies Theatre

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It's a beautiful day for a Season Finale - Artistic Director Ryan Scott is working hard prepping the room. See you tonight for FOUR LANDS with our friends at Jumblies Theatre in the awesome Evergreen Brick Works. Admission by donation!

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Ryan Scott performing "Spill" yesterday as part of our wonderful one-day installation and performance at the Evergreen Brick Works.
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Performing Spill by Erik Griswold at Evergreen Brick Works for a Continuum and Jumblies Theatre presentation of FOUR LANDS.

Ryan Scott performing Spill yesterday as part of our wonderful one-day installation and performance at the Evergreen Brick Works.

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And for the #4Lands finale; Voices Dangle Like Bells by Jason Doell! Performed by the Continuum Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Ground Floor Choir #touchinggroundfestival ... See MoreSee Less

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3rd in our 4Lands program; Ryan Scott, Artistic Director of Continuum Contemporary Music performs Spill, by Erik Griswold. #ricepercussion #touchinggroundfestival ... See MoreSee Less

2nd in our #4Lands program; Quarry by Juliet Palmer! erformed by the Continuum Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Ground Floor Choir. #TouchingGroundFloor ... See MoreSee Less

2nd in our #4Lands program; Quarry by Juliet Palmer! erformed by the Continuum Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Ground Floor Choir. #TouchingGroundFloor

Perfect light falls on our #4Lands sculpture garden. #touchinggroundfestival ... See MoreSee Less

Perfect light falls on our #4Lands sculpture garden. #touchinggroundfestival

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The box office is open! #4Lands #touchinggroundfestival

What a wonderful audience for our dress rehearsal of #4Lands! Come tonight to see the music of Juliet Palmer, Jason Doell & Erik Griswold performed by the Continuum Contemporary Music Ensemble and our very own Ground Floor Choir! Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm 🎼PWYC at Evergreen Brick Works ... See MoreSee Less

Jumblies Theatre added 73 new photos to the album: Four Lands Performance — at Evergreen Brick Works.

Jumblies is partnering with Continuum Contemporary Music to present two new works responding to the Four Lands project: one composed by Jason Doell (voices dangle like bells) and the other by Juliet Palmer (Quarry). The program will also include Spill, performed by Ryan Scott, and a structured improvisation by Jumblies’ artists and participants.

Four Lands, #4Lands, is a Jumblies’ project that has been touring the country and is coming to Toronto as a residency at Evergreen Brick Works. It explores and expresses people’s relationships to a place: what they like, want to change, remember, have learned, hold in memory from different places and times, wish for and imagine. Artists and community members create and bring to life their Goodlands, Badlands, Lostlands and Dreamlands, through images, words, miniature models, music, conversation and performance.

Presented as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival
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Jumblies is partnering with @[82802366551:274:Continuum Contemporary Music] to present two new works responding to the Four Lands project: one composed by Jason Doell (voices dangle like bells) and the other by Juliet Palmer (Quarry). The program will also include Spill, performed by Ryan Scott, and a structured improvisation by Jumblies’ artists and participants. Four Lands, #4Lands, is a Jumblies’ project that has been touring the country and is coming to Toronto as a residency at Evergreen Brick Works. It explores and expresses people’s relationships to a place: what they like, want to change, remember, have learned, hold in memory from different places and times, wish for and imagine. Artists and community members create and bring to life their Goodlands, Badlands, Lostlands and Dreamlands, through images, words, miniature models, music, conversation and performance. Presented as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival

Jumblies is partnering with Continuum Contemporary Music to present two new works responding to the Four Lands project: one composed by Jason Doell (voices dangle like bells) and the other by Juliet Palmer (Quarry). The program will also include Spill, performed by Ryan Scott, and a structured improvisation by Jumblies’ artists and participants.

Four Lands, #4Lands, is a Jumblies’ project that has been touring the country and is coming to Toronto as a residency at Evergreen Brick Works. It explores and expresses people’s relationships to a place: what they like, want to change, remember, have learned, hold in memory from different places and times, wish for and imagine. Artists and community members create and bring to life their Goodlands, Badlands, Lostlands and Dreamlands, through images, words, miniature models, music, conversation and performance.

Presented as part of the #TouchingGroundFestival