Fox Aurora theatre
18 March - 1o April, 2016
Black Elk Speaks is the story of the vision of medicine-man and healer Nicholas Black Elk, who grew up during the waning decades of the 19th century when white settlers were invading the homeland of the Lakota Souix, decimating buffalo herds and threatening to extinguish the tribe's way of life.
In his vision, as presented onstage, Black Elk recounts the history of his people from the arrival of Columbus to the escalating battles that culminated in the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman
Fox Aurora theatre
8 Jan - 14 Feb, 2016
Directed by Sheila Ivy Traister
Stories can sometimes save a life And change a life.
King Shahryar after being betrayed by his first wife, marries a virgin each night and come morning, kills her. Until he marries Scheherezade. She tells a fantastical tale every night for 1001 nights that not only saves her life but also changes the king forever by healing his broken heart.
The wonderous characters of this play with their wit, humour, dance, and singing create a world where fantasy and reality meet in ordinary-in- extraordinary settings and have great fun.
Foto: Johan Lindblom
23-25 January 2014
Theatre Bain st-Michel
Two women take different paths into the in-between, but there is only one path out. The opportunity to surmount past wrongs, or the opportunity to build on lesson learnt; which would you champion?
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Written by Vishesh Abeyratne
Directed by Deborah Forde
Photo: Michel Poulin
Video: Johan Lindblom
Poster: Artwork: © Cheryl Braganza - 2006
Can you handle the spice?
Wildside Festival 2013,
Centaur Theatre Company
16 - 28 May 2012, Mainline Theatre
Present day Montreal. A small-town Quebecois meets a home-grown girl from India. Sparks fly. But there is that cultural complication and some more. Boy believes in the present, Girl in the future. But somehow love happens until... comes along a blast from the past that complicate things a bit more.
A comedy dance-theatre, Poutine Masala is a delightful story that will make you laugh and quite emotional. It's a story of us, living in our multi-cultural city and loving it. Trilingual (French, English and a dash of Hindi), it has a brilliant cast of Quebecois and Indian actors, doing things in a true Bollywood style comedy.
Once upon a time, I was just living my life. Then something changed. The rest is a story worth telling.
From the enchanting island of L'Isle-aux-Coudres to a village nestled deep in the Himalayas of Nepal. From a public bus in India to the war-zone of Bosnia. From the slums of Lima to the revolution in Egypt. From the glamour of Paris to the quiet life of a sage. Satrangi is a glimpse into what makes us human.
Deepali Lindblom has once again conceived a multidisciplinary production, this time telling seven true short stories from around the world. Part humorous, part touching but always riveting, Deepali brings these stirring tales alive.
Enter an enchanting world of storytelling and dance. Open your heart to movements that dazzle and words that inspire.
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Written, directed and choreographed by Deepali Lindblom
Will the runaway boy find his way back home?
Sequel to the Legend of the Necklace, this dance drama tells a poignant tale that unfolds in present day Tibet. It is inspired by real life stories and addresses the most important question of our time; Can compassion heal the past and be hope for the future?
A part of the show was performed at Bell Centre during the visit of HH Dalai Lama.
Written and directed by Deepali Lindblom
Music by Dino Giancola
Legend of the necklace
A dance-storytelling production that takes us into the magnificent countryside of Tibet. There once lived a warrior princess who falls in love with a nomad cowboy who gives her a necklace on their wedding day. The necklace is passed down the generations and ends up in the hands of a runaway boy.
Written and performed by Deepali Lindblom