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Interview with Syreeta Hector Creator of Black Ballerina – SummerWorks Festival

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Syreeta Hector is the creator and performer of a dance work titled Black Ballerina on August 14th and 18th at The Theatre Centre as part of the 2019 SummerWorks Festival. In it she shares her experience of being a mixed race (Indigenous, African Canadian, and French) female spending time on the outskirts of New Brunswick and rural North Carolina. An examination of her relationship to the classical ballet form unfolds through movement, storytelling and an original score, as Syreeta questions whether it was unconscious systemic racism that led her to practice dance.

For tickets and more info visit: summerworks.ca. Syreeta joined Mark Wigmore on The Oasis.


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