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Lua Shayenne and Company presents cos.mo.pol.i.tan

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Lua Shayenne and Company is proud to present the World premiere of cos.mo.pol.i.tan, a DANCEWORKS CoWorks Series Event, and part of NextSteps 2013/14 at the Studio Theatre May 29 to 31, 2014. cos.mo.pol.i.tan is a 90-minute program of riveting African dance - in both its contemporary and traditional forms, live drumming and original composition. The presentation features two compelling works choreographed by Toronto-based dance artist Lua Shayenne. Landed Immigrant takes the audience on an absurd and, at times, humorous journey in the world of new immigrants and their experiences. This piece seeks to encapsulate the emotional roller coaster an immigrant rides in trying to find a new place to call home. Hybrid, a collaboration with visual art collective 3MW Collective, explores identity through a fast-growing multiracial and multicultural prism. This first phase of development celebrates the beauty of cultural intermixing and tackles assumptions about race, belonging as well as accepted norms regulating cultural and social relationships. Lua Shayenne and Company presents African dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress. Since its inception in 2011, the company has presented Departure 00:00 (Lower Ossington Theatre - 2012) and Djaa (Festival International Danse Encore, Québec - 2013). The company has also been featured in major venues and festivals such as Dusk Dances, Dance ON Dance Weekend, Amnesty International's Dance for Justice (Enwave Theatre), Kuumba, Afrofest and more. www.luashayenne.com LUA SHAYENNE and COMPANY cos.mo.pol.i.tan May 29 - 31, 2014 Studio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre Toronto, 235 QUEENS QUAY W, TO, ON M5J 2G8 Performances: May 28, 29 & 31 at 8pm Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door | Groups of 5 - $100 package