Image by Irma Villafuerte

DOUBLE-BILL PRESENTATION

A WORLD PREMIERE BY

CINNAMOON COLLECTIVE

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AN EXPANDED WORK BY

PULGA MUCHOCHOMA



dance
Immersion
presents CinnaMoon Collective’s “Surrendered Spirits” on a double-bill with Pulga Muchochoma’s “MÀSCARA”!

This premiere contemporary dance event features performances by Nickeshia Garrick, Irma Villafuerte, Viktor Kei, Pulga Muchochoma, and Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison. 

Though they are distinct pieces, both commissions investigate themes of ancestral legacy, displacement, and the impacts of immigrant experiences.

When?

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 
  • Friday, May 3, 2024 
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 
  • 8:00pm – 9:30pm including a 15-minute intermission

Where?

Canadian Stage Berkeley Street Theatre: 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Tickets available soon!



Image by Enzo Romero

Surrendered Spirits

By CinnaMoon Collective

www.cinnamooncollective.com

Choreographers: Nickeshia Garrick and Irma Villafuerte

Musical Composition: Viktor Kei

Performers: Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, and Viktor Kei

Surrendered Spirits is influenced and inspired by the impact of familial displacement and the artists’ upbringing as children of racialized, marginalized and immigrant families. This work encompasses the relationship of two femme, queer black and brown women who face each other seeking to heal the inherited ancestral and familial wounds. They find support in their sisterhood and the power of collective care. 

Surrendered Spirits is a co-commission by curatorial and producing partners dance Immersion and Kaeja d’Dance.

Earlier showings of the work were held at and supported by Aluna Theatre’s Caminos, Dance Ontario DanceWeekend, and the Canadian Opera Company. 

This work is funded by dance Immersion, Kaeja d’Dance, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Video footage is used from Caminos. 



MÀSCARA

Image by Dawit Tibebu

By Pulga Muchochoma

www.pulgadance.com

Choreographer: Pulga Muchochoma 

Musical Composition: Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison 

Performers: Pulga Muchochoma and Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison 

MÀSCARA examines the masks we wear: We all have more than one face… From their perspective, others may see one image at first glance, but there is always more to learn about the person behind the mask. 

MÀSCARA is a dance Immersion commission and is funded by dance Immersion.

Earlier showings of the work were held at and supported by the IABD 33rd Annual Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance, and Fall for Dance North Festival. 

Video footage is used from the IABD event.