How I Learned to Serve Tea

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Small World Music Centre

Studio 101

180 Shaw Street

Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

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A special free workshop and creative consultation on the politics of capacity and resource sharing, created and facilitated by Shaista Latif

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Koffler Centre of the Arts and Why Not Theatre are thrilled to announce How I Learned to Serve Tea, a year-long series of community-engaged workshops in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Shaista Latif.

To launch this project, artists and arts/culture workers are invited to participate in a special public How I Learned to Serve Tea workshop on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, from 6–8 PM. Participants will also receive an informal tour of the Koffler Gallery’s group exhibition Undomesticated, spanning all three floors of Artscape Youngplace.

Space is very limited. RSVP required.

At the workshops, participants are greeted by an array of carefully arranged items. Prompted to action by a series of questions, participants are encouraged to interact with the objects as a group. As implied in the name, tea is served – but the number of teacups is limited. Through facilitated dialogue, participants explore the dynamics of power as guest and host; aiming to understand what it takes to make space for others.

Through acts of play and hospitality, Shaista Latif encourages workshop participants to reflect on differences of identity and to use these concepts as navigational tools rather than limitations. Workshops will form the basis of an extended research process underpinning an exploratory public performance work or exhibit to be produced in 2020.

Created and facilitated by Shaista Latif in association with Koffler Centre of the Arts and Why Not Theatre.

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Small World Music Centre

Studio 101

180 Shaw Street

Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Canada

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