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Toronto Centre for the Arts
Feb 07, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019


Studio Theatre

Created and starring: Selina Thompson
Directed by: Dawn Walton

“****” The Guardian | Time Out | The Times | The Stage

A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Selina Thompson’s solo show is about grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism. It’s about being part of a diaspora.

"... Where our real home might be is tricky to say. In a way that is the point. Some people say that is the body, but I think the body is more a channel that leads us home. Ultimate reality is our home. It is here and now, and it is not a special piece of what is happening. We imagine that we are on a journey, that life is a journey, but we are home from the beginning. This is not an easy thing to accept."

In February, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.

Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.

It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards.

This show is what they brought back.


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On sale to the general public September 28

Getting Here
Performance Times
Thu Feb 7, 8:00 PM
Fri Feb 8, 8:00 PM
Sat Feb 9, 8:00 PM
Sun Feb 10, 2:00 PM
Pre-show Talks
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.
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