Performance: 'Dance is a weapon in the revolutionary class struggle'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 23:00

A Stop Harper, No to Bill C-51 performance event (starts at 7:30 promptly; doors at 7:00 pm)

“Dance is a weapon in the revolutionary class struggle” is a slogan raised by the Workers Dance League, a dance troupe in the 1930s that created dances with a Marxist message during the great working class struggles in the US during the Great Depression years. The first piece on the program is a revolutionary “Ted” talk highlighting this history and making connections to the similar austerity climate today.

The second piece called “The Interview” is based on one of the dancer’s experience being tapped for a CSIS interview while trying to secure a job. The piece makes direct reference C-51 and the possibility that as Russell Brand puts it in the sound track of the piece, “we are all terrorists now.”

Dancers: Pam Johnson and Corrie Sakaluk.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 7:00
– By donation
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA

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