On the Brink

Community workshops: June 17, July 8 & September 9
Performances: September 15 & 16, 2017 8-9pm
Location: Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke

Dance, sound and light fuse in a site-based performance at the water’s edge.

On the Brink speaks to the powerful role of the Lake Ontario — as a place of encounter between cultures, as a border and barrier, and as a natural body which resists human containment and contamination. Composer and artistic director Juliet Palmer joins in collaboration with choreographer Aria Evans, percussionist Germaine Liu and designers Sonja Rainey and Kai Masaoka to gently probe the historical, political, social and ecological layers of the lake.

On the water, under the water, in the water: listening to the lake, what do we hear, what do we see?

June 17, 12-2pm: Rust-Dyeing & Shibori Textile Workshop
Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Etobicoke
Explore the colours of the urban wilderness while working with found metal and sustainably harvested plants. Create your own rust printed silk square and experiment with shibori dyeing technique in a larger collective piece for On the Brink. With designer Sonja Rainey.

July 8, 1-4pm: Land-based Dance & Music
Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke
Combining citizen science, movement and soundscape on the shores of Lake Ontario. With percussionist & composer Germaine Liu and choreographer Aria Evans.

September 9, 12-2pm: Textile Workshop
Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Etobicoke
Join us as transform natural fibres using colour sustainably harvested from late summer flowers, berries and leaves. Our collective work will focus on costumes for On the Brink. With designer Sonja Rainey.

Presented by Arts in the Parks with funding from the Toronto Arts Council.

Photos: Craig Chambers, Juliet Palmer, Sonja Rainey