Join us for three all ages Singing River workshops this summer at the Brick Works. All workshops start in the Children’s Garden at 1pm. Come and celebrate Toronto’s rivers through stories, songs and dances.
Saturday July 14 @1pm
Rosary Spence and Storyteller/Grass Dancer Angus Elliott
Water Songs, Stories and Dances to celebrate the Wonscotonach River
Singer Rosary Spence and traditional dancer Angus Elliott share traditional and contemporary Indigenous songs, stories and dances celebrating water. Come and learn a paddling song and a song composed for the nearby Wonscotoncah River. Water is life!
Sharada Eswar and Sonja Rainey
Krishna and the serpent Kaliya
There was once a thousand-headed snake Kaliya who lived in the river Yamuna, polluting and spewing venom into its waters. South Indian storyteller Sharada Eswar and artist Sonja Rainey bring the tale of Krishna’s battle with Kaliya to the Children’s Garden at the Brickworks.
Sunday August 12 @ 1pm
Diana Tso and Julia Aplin
Dragons in Chinese mythology connect water and sky through stories of renewal, transformation and leadership. Listen to storyteller Diana Tso while sculpting a clay water dragon. Then follow us in a dance led by Julia Aplin as we sing our water dragons to the quarry and the water’s edge.