Montrรฉal Nadia Myre & Johanna Nutter

A Casual Reconstruction + Strike/Thru

interdisciplinary
ยฉ Caroline Hayeur
๐€ ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง + ๐’๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐Š๐„ / ๐“๐‡๐‘๐” is a double-bill interdisciplinary encounter between two old friends from Tiohtiร :ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. Nadia Myre is a contemporary visual artist and Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation, and Johanna Nutter is a 7th generation euro-settler theatre maker and curator. Along with six invited participants, they explore the uncomfortable feelings around being Indigenous and/or non-Indigenous.
At the heart of ๐€ ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง is a recorded dinner conversation between six people whose origins are Indigenous and โ€œother,โ€ about the politics of belonging within the confines of colonialism. A verbatim transcript is given to Settler participants, who re-enact the conversation in front of the audience. Oscillations of identity constructs ensue.
๐’๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐Š๐„ / ๐“๐‡๐‘๐” is a playful exchange between Nadia and Johanna, incorporating elements raised by the reenactment with their own lived histories, in an always-evolving search for what a true act of conciliation might feel like and look like.
๐€ ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง + ๐’๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐Š๐„ / ๐“๐‡๐‘๐” have gone from stage to screen and will now live in both worlds simultaneously. Using the plasticity of the digital environment to bridge Nadia and Johannaโ€™s disciplines, and the accessibility of the virtual environment to reach out to a wider range of participants, they are preparing a LIVE hybrid to be presented onstage at the MAI (Montrรฉal, arts interculturels) and online at the same time. June 3-5, 2021 at 3PM EST.

Nadia Myre et Johanna Nutter are recipients of MAI (Montrรฉal, arts interculturels)โ€™s Alliance program.

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Strike/Thru Nadia Myre & Johanna Nutter

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