A world premiere dance-opera created by co-directors Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree) and Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) and librettist Spy Denommé-Welch (Anishnaabe), Bearing features music performed live by the National Youth Orchestra with some of Toronto’s best professional classical musicians, a custom-built choir, and mezzo soprano Marion Newman (Kwagiulth and Stó:lo). Music by JS Bach, Vivier, and a commissioned work by Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan is combined with percussion and electronics while the performers communicate through dance, music, and spoken word. It’s an ambitious, multi-faceted piece from Signal Theatre featuring some of the most talented and exciting artists of our times.
When the headlines speak of an Indigenous community in crisis, our national discourse demands that we remain present and that our conversations move us all forward into healing and recovery. Presented in a custom built theatre in the Canadian Opera Company complex on Front Street East, Bearing helps us take one step towards understanding
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Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre