Aisha Sasha John. the aisha of is, 2018. Performance documentation as part of the Summerworks Festival, Toronto. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Talk: taisha paggett and Aisha Sasha John in conversation

Friday, October 12, 7pm
Audain Gallery, Vancouver

taisha paggett will be joined by Toronto-based poet, dancer and choreographer, Aisha Sasha John for an embodied conversation. Situated within i believe in echoes, they will think, feel and move through resonant and related themes in their respective performance practices which consider the body's experience of breath and voice in place.

taisha paggett is a Los Angeles-based dance artist who cultivates independent and collaborative performance works for the stage, gallery and outdoors. Her work has been presented at LACE, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. She is faculty in University of California Riverside's Department of Dance, and artistic director of WXPT dance company and the School for the Movement of the Technicolor People.

Aisha Sasha John is a Toronto-based choreographer and poet whose 2017 collection of poetry, I have to live. was finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her solo performance the aisha of is premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2017, and in 2018 was presented by MontrĂ©al, arts interculturels and Toronto's Summerworks Festival. From 2015-2017, John choreographed, performed and curated as a member of the performance collective WIVES. 

Co-presented with the Western Front and SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts' Audain Visual Artist in Residence program. Supported by Canada Council for the Arts.