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Announcing the 2spirit skillshare, a project of the Tities Wîcinímintôwak arts collective based in Toronto, hosting our third workshop in an ongoing series!
On Sunday April 7 at 1pm, join us with Cherish Blood for an improv and comedy workshop “Come Play with it” at Aki Studio Theatre, located at 535 Dundas Street E.
Using comedy and storytelling, Cherish invites participants to play with theatre/improv, vocal, and movement activities in a safe and non-judgmental environment. All skill levels are encouraged to fully participate, as we develop our performance skills, support one another, respect the process, and have fun.
About the facilitator: Cherish Violet Blood is a big, beautiful, Blackfoot women from the Blood reserve, located in southern Alberta. A Writer, Actor, Storyteller and Comedian, she started her career in performance at a young age, doing plays written by her mother. Cherish is a graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s full time program in Toronto. She enjoys teaching youth theatre and carries a wealth of experience in a variety of community and professional arts practices. She believes that traditional storytelling and humor are the greatest tools for learning about who we are, where we come from, and to inspire creation.
Please bring comfortable clothes and your great personalities!
The workshop will be followed by a brief (and optional) meeting with Reena Katz regarding the April 12th “Bed-In” at Harbourfront Centre. More information will be posted on the Facebook event page, and at the workshop. Please stay if you’re interested!
All of our workshops are FREE. Just bring your lovely selves. No pre-registration is required.
AKI studio is fully accessible, with single stall gender neutral washrooms available.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes and other scented products (including essential oils) to ensure the event stays accessible to people with chemical and scent sensitivities. Traditional medicines may be used.
There will be TTC tokens and childcare funds at the workshop for those who want or need them.
We are looking for a Native sign language interpreter who works in specific Indigenous language(s), or in ASL. Please contact us if you are this person, or know someone who does this. Miigwetch, Wela’lin.
For other accommodation requests, please contact the organizers. We will do our best to work with you to ensure full and friendly participation!
Please send any questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the 2Spirit Skillshare for?
Anyone who self-identifies as Native to North America and Two-Spirit, Queer, Trans, Questioning of their gender, sexuality, gender roles and responsibilities - or knows how to refer to themselves in their Original languages. Friends and family of Two-spirit people are welcome. We are finding ways for non-Native supporters to be involved in specific roles, as determined by the collective.
About the Collective
The Two-Spirit Skillshare is a project of Tities Wîcinímintôwak/Bluejays Dancing Together Arts Collective.
The Skillshare brings together Indigenous people to create work and exchange knowledge that speaks to being Native to Turtle Island. This work helps us to connect to ourselves as 2Spirit people while allowing for these self-labels to be engaged through a creative process.
We are artists, musicians, performers, writers, educators, community workers and activists. We are all-encompassing of Indigenous expressions of our genders and sexualities.
For more information about us please visit:
Funding for workshops provided by Toronto Arts Council. Miigwetch, Wela’lin, Merci Beaucoup!