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by dbi.young anitafrika (Watah Theatre/Storefront). This solo play (part 1 of a new trilogy) looks at the journey into the.
by dbi.young anitafrika (Watah Theatre/Storefront). This solo play (part 1 of a new trilogy) looks at the journey into the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, embodied by the spirit of Esu the trickster God of Ifa, told through movement, poetry and sound. Opens Apr 1 and runs to Apr 17, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$25, pwyc Apr 6, 10 & 13.
Rating: NNNN (Jon Kaplan)
Its been a while since storyteller/performer dbi.young anitafrika has performed on a Toronto stage. A mesmerizing, thoughtful and passionate theatre artist, she returns with Esu Crossing The Middle Passage, the first show in her new series, the Orisha Trilogy.
Esu, the caretaker of crossroads, is one of the orishas, manifestations of the godhead, who journeyed with the Africans brought to the New World as slaves on the Middle Passage, as that sea voyage is called.
With fellow performers and musicians tuku and Amina Alfred, playwright anitafrika presents a poetic, symbolic and thoroughly dramatic look at the history of slavery in America, with more than the occasional reference to Black Lives Matter.
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Location - The Storefront Theatre