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New Creation by Rodney Diverlus

Premieres May 19, 2022

Following his residency through the RBC Pilot Episodes series, multi-hyphenate artist and artivist Rodney Diverlus returns to build upon the project he started last season and premiere a live, full-scale production with the TDT Company. This will be a celebratory occasion as it will mark the first full-length work for the Company since 2020.

About the Choreographer

Rodney Diverlus Photo by Maxim Kopanygin

RODNEY DIVERLUS is a Haitian-Canadian multi-hyphenate artist and artivist who uses the body & voice as sites to host movement, text, and protest. His work samples from the realms of contemporary and afrikanic movement & dance practices, physical theatre, mass mobilization, and public arts-based interventions. A vagabond, his work presents, at times flaunts emergent representations of blackness, and weaves in ancestral, diasporic, and queer narratives of life and freedom.

He has created and interpreted works at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Stratford Festival, SummerWorks Festival, Irie Music Festival, Canadian Opera Company, and Tableau d’Hôte Theatre, and KasheDance. Rodney is the recipient of the 2019 Canadian Stage Award for Direction and a 2019 Montreal English Theatre Choreography Award nominee.

Beyond his artistic practice, he moonlights as a community activator and writer. He is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter – Canada and co-creator of Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism.

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