Performance: “Dance is a weapon in the revolutionary class struggle”

May 18, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

October 13, 2014
Doors at 7:00 PM, performance 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway)
Toronto, ON
Pay by donation
Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
Event link: http://beitzatoun.org/event/performance-dance-is-a-weapon-in-the-revolutionary-class-struggle/

“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.”

Beit Zatoun is a cultural centre, gallery and community space in Toronto promoting interplay of art, culture and politics to explore issues of justice and human rights, local and global.


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