Ephemeral Artifacts

Anandam Dancetheatre Productions with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille

Ephemeral Artifacts uses tap dancing and storytelling  to explore the history of tap and jazz, and the connection of these intertwined  genres to black bodies.

In the performance Travis Knights draws us in with his signature style, both  intimate and intricate, encouraging audiences to listen to the stories, and the bodies, that have been kept alive, through dance  and oral traditions. The lineage of tap is both a meditation and a metaphor; on rhythm, adaptability, improvisation and resistance through racialized bodies.


Backspace Theatre  |  16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time:

60 – 70 minutes

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416-504-7529 or by email.

April-May 2020


Travis Knights


Created by Brandy Leary and Travis Knights

Directed and Dramaturged by Brandy Leary

Choreography by Travis Knights and Brandy Leary

Lighting Designed by Siobhán Sleath

This will have a Relaxed Run where every performance is a Relaxed Performance.

Audio Described Performance – Sat. May 2 at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:

General Admission $33

Senior $28

Arts Worker $25

Under 30 $17

The Prelude is a pre-show chat between Artisitic Director Marjorie Chan and a member of the community. Come join them as they discuss some of the themes highlighted in the show, bringing a broader understanding of the piece to you,  the audience.

The Prelude begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday April 22nd.

Anandam Dancetheatre creates live performances that explore the body as a curious and shifting filter for diverse viewpoints and practices. Performances are created from dissonant sources in often alternative spaces or re-visioned traditional ones, collaboration among artists is post disciplinary and the aesthetic interest is polycultural.