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New Commission by Syreeta Hector

posted July 26th, 2021


Syreeta Hector (Tkaronto/Toronto) returns to her Atlantic roots to explore personal versus performative identities in a new quartet with Susanne Chui, I’Thandi Munro, Sarah Hopkin, and Syreeta Hector. This new work will be presented at our 20th Anniversary Mainstage April 7-9, 2022.

About the Work:

This collaborative group piece, featuring Susanne Chui, Syreeta Hector, Sara Hopkin, and I'thandi Munro, will explore the personal versus performative identity. This performance will consider the oppositional pulls that come along with these layers of the self and will explore how we decide to bring it all to the table or leave a part of oneself behind. Questions like: Who am I? Where are we today? What do we do in order to move forward? will all be considered in this movement process and performance.

About Syreeta Hector:

As a highly accomplished performer, Syreeta has worked for internationally recognized companies like Adelheid Dance Projects, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Toronto Dance Theatre. She is a proud graduate of The National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has achieved her Master of Arts in Dance Studies from York University. Her work called “Black Ballerina” focuses on the dualities within ones identity, along with Syreeta’s blackness and indigeneity in relationship to classical ballet. Syreeta is currently one of the Luminato Artists in Residence and part of the Creative Incubator at the Citadel+ Compagnie. Website: syreetahector.com


Photo credit: David Leyes