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.
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
General Admission $33
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.