Talk followed by a workshop-show
Alida Esmail, a dancer, choreographer and collaborator in interdisciplinary research, has for many years explored the therapeutic values of dance and movement. After studying a vast array of dance styles, ranging from contemporary to bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) and including ballet, jazz and Latin dance, Alida has drawn inspiration from these styles and portrays the strength and emotion needed to make it through the uncertainties of her journey. Her solo show, titled A cyclical journey, reflects her experience of time and of the fluctuating energies that go along with it: fatigue, struggle, reflection and renewal.
The audience is invited to take part in the exchanges in this hybrid event crossing between workshop-lecture, master class and show. It fits in with the thematic series of the 19th Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal: Songs of mutants, on the shores of Gibraltar.