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.

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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


Ticket Prices:

General Admission $33

Senior $28

Arts Worker $25

Under 30 $17

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.