The Movement Project

“Airlines don’t just move bodies; we move all that desperation. We fly all those dreams.”

The Movement Project presents:
How We Forgot Here
by Gein Wong, Marika Schwandt, Malinda Francis and Eva Rose Tabobondung

March 22 – 28, 2010 (one week only!)
Tuesday – Saturday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm (Monday 8pm Preview PWYC)
Walnut Studio Loft 83 Walnut St. (W. of Bathurst, S. of King – next to Stanley Park)

Tickets:
$15 advance at The Toronto Women’s Bookstore (TWBS), located 73 Harbord Street.
$20 at the door | ($2 from your advance ticket will go towards the TWBS)
Receive a free copy of Gein Wong’s new CD ‘Burning Money for You’ with each ticket.

Following the tremendous success of last year’s sold out workshop presentations, The Movement Project invites you to join them onboard Eagle Airlines, Canada’s newest Indigenous-run airline, for the fully mounted production of How We Forgot Here. On this flight you will be immersed in a pulsating, multi-artistic journey of memories that reveal the complexities of migration and settlement in Toronto.

How did we get here? Where are our ancestors from?
What have we forgotten along the way?

All visual projections are produced and designed by Malinda Francis a.k.a docuvixen, film, theatre, live electronic music, and spoken word poetry, your trip aboard Eagle Airlines will call upon the multiplicity of voices easily lost in the city hustle.

Featuring: Malinda Francis, Rosina Kazi, Marika Schwandt, Ryan Symington, Eva-Rose Tabobondung and Gein Wong

Directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard | Video Design by Malinda Francis | Choreography by Marika Schwandt | Sound Design and Music Composition by Gein Wong | Set Design by Isidra Cruz | Lighting Design by Shawn Henry | Production Management by Cole J Alvis | Production Assistant: Paulina Vivanco | Technician: Nicholas Murray

The Movement Project consists of playwright, poet and music composer Gein Wong (2010 KM Hunter Award in Theatre nominee); actor and dancer, Marika Schwandt (Spotlight Award, The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight Summerworks 2009); and filmmaker Malinda Francis (a.k.a. docuvixen).

Bringing artists together from multiple disciplines, The Movement Project was formed in 2007 to capture the often silenced narratives of those who have come to live in Toronto and in Canada through various processes of migration. Informed by interviews and countless personal conversations, How We Forgot Here invites the audience to consider some of these stories and the process it takes to call a place ‘home’. With support from the Ontario Arts Council, How We Forgot Here is the first ‘movement’ in a series of performances to be developed in the coming years.

We are developing our next production,
2nd Movement: “What are We Doing Here”
Movement through Time and space..
How do you move through the City?

We are looking to gather stories at and developing for our next production Stay Tuned…

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