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History (a)Live: Pasts off the Page & on the Stage!

May 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$15

History (a)Live: Pasts off the Page & on the Stage!

Eight powerful stories told through film, theatre, poetry and oral storytelling will shed light on the past and its impact on the present at Staging Our Histories, a new Ottawa event that explores the convergence of history, memory and performance. The evening will feature performers from across Canada who responded to an open call to share histories: creative storytelling will bring the origins of a local landmark to life, film and theatre will find vital memories contained in a grandmother’s home remedies, and poetry will express the lived experience of colonial legacies.

Founded by three volunteer co-directors, Staging Our Histories brings performers from diverse traditions together with members of academia and the general public. An evening of performances, as well as interactive talk-backs moderated by host Adrian Harewood, will engage the artists and audience in a dialogue about the ways we express and understand our pasts beyond the page: how creativity, embodied stories and live voices can help us to communicate and process complex, personal, or untold histories.

The performances and talk-backs will be followed by a brief reception, also at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage.

Details

Date:
May 31, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Website:
https://stagingourhistories.wordpress.com/

Organizer

Staging Our Histories
Email:
staginghistories@gmail.com
Website:
https://stagingourhistories.wordpress.com/

Venue

NAC Fourth Stage
53 Elgin Street
Ottawa,
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