Decolonizing the Arts

Decolonizing the Arts
Dates: 
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:00 pm to Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:30 pm

Open Space and Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires
in partnership with Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria & Theatre SKAM
are delighted to present:
 
Decolonizing the Arts
Dipankar Mukherjee & Meena Natarajan 
of Pangea World Theater
Minneapolis USA
 
Dipankar and Meena will lead two events in Victoria:
 
Decolonizing - Whats That?
A Roundtable Discussion with  
 
Dipankar Mukherjee & Meena Natarajan  //  Pangea World Theater 
Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trépanier  //  Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires
 
This roundtable will be followed by small group conversations 
 
Friday October 18 2019
Open Space
7pm - 9pm
510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
openspace.ca
 
This roundtable is free and open to everyone
 
Decolonizing the Stage 
An active performing arts workshop
 
Dipankar Mukherjee & Meena Natarajan  //  Pangea World Theater
 
Please wear loose clothing 
 
Sunday October 20 2019
Belfry Theatre
2pm - 5:30pm
1291 Gladstone Avenue
belfry.bc.ca
 
This workshop is free and open to everyone - registration is limited to 30 persons.
To register and for further info please contact: pccpinformation@gmail.com 
 
For the whole month of March 2019 Open Space, Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, Tah’lum Indigenous Artists Collective and ProArt Alliance presented Sche’chulth: Decolonizing the Arts in Victoria - a series of events designed to engage the entire Victoria arts community in conversation leading to actions which will begin a process of decolonizing artists’ practices, arts organizations and arts funding bodies.  Many persons expressed the desire to continue this work.  
 
So, in respnse, we have invited two theatre pioneers, Dipankar Mukherjee and Meena Natarajanof Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Since its inception in 1995, Pangea World Theater has worked with artists from many Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPoC) communities locally, nationally and internationally to create works for the stage. As they proudly state:
 
“Pangea illuminates the human condition, celebrates cultural differences, and promotes human rights by creating and presenting international, multi-disciplinary theater.”
 
 
Open Space and Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires have partnered with three other ProArt Alliance members: Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria & Theatre SKAM.  We are grateful for their support.