Four dancers with orange jumpsuits tied around their waists hold hands on a beach.
Jeremy Mimnagh

New Monuments

World premiere dance/film event!

New Monuments masterfully teams up internationally -recognized IBPOC Toronto talent working alongside homegrown talent, in a fully collaborative space where live performance meets film, while featuring a wide array of dance styles (ballet, street style, contemporary) all coming together as one.

Directed, conceived and developed through a distinctly IBPOC lens, New Monuments asks tough questions - Do the statues that adorn our public spaces speak to values that represent us as a city, and elevate our values of freedom and diversity? Should they be dismantled piece by piece? What are the new standards that define us, and which ones should make the cut? - and then proceeds to answer some of them, by imagining a future world where racist monuments no longer exist, and where IBPOC art and activism continue to seamlessly intersect.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, over 40 dancers from across Toronto take us on a cathartic journey of purpose—from the beginning of colonization to a more hopeful and equitable future.

Conceived and curated by Toronto's iconic, Grammy nominated and multiple award-winning director and installation artist Julien Christian Lutz pka DIRECTOR X (Drake, Rihanna, Rosalia, Superfly movie) with award-winning artistic producer and curator Umbereen Inayet (Nuit Blanche Toronto, Awakenings, TEDx), alongside visionary three-time MTV VMA-nominated Tanisha Scott (Beyoncé, Sean Paul) as lead choreographer.


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New Monuments Digital Companion

New Monuments Digital Companion

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Co-produced by

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In association with

Harbourfront Centre, National Arts Centre, TO Live

Government Support

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Film Production Company

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Lead Choreographer

Film Directed by

DNA Stage

National Ballet of Canada

The Moon Runners

A Dish With One Spoon, The Power of the Land, and Mother Earth written and performed by

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Costume Designer

Additional Music by

Cultural Consultant

Counsellors / Wellness Support

Production Stage Manager

  • Kat Chin

Stage Managers

  • Ada Aguilar
  • Michael Hart

Associate Designer and Head of Wardrobe

  • Laura Delchiaro

Cutter

  • Marlee Bygate

Stitchers

  • Ilana Harendorf
  • Kathleen Johnston
  • Janet Pym

Head of Hair and Makeup Department

  • Erica Croft

Key Hair

  • Antoinette Julien

Key Make-up

  • Michelle St. Aubyn

Assistants Hair

  • Tiffany Dawn
  • Dereck Payne

Assistant Make-up

  • Cheyenne Vollans

Hair & Make-up Runner

  • Brooklyn Johnson

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January - May, 2022
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