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Searching for Eastman

Presented by Canadian Stage

Created by the wind in the leaves collective based on poetry of charles c smith

Julius Eastman (1940-1990) was a Black and queer minimalist composer. Outspoken about his social identities, Eastman was a provocative character who infused his remarkable compositions with these sensibilities. Through music, poetry, theatre, dance, and video, Searching for Eastman reveals the complexities of this extraordinary artist and his art.

This performance contains course language and some scenes of violence.

thursday / apr 4


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saturday / apr 6


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sunday / apr 7


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Based on the Poetry of

  • charles c smith

Created by

  • wind in the leaves collective


  • S-Quire Johnson

Dance Coach

  • Allison Cummings


  • Morgyn Aronyk-Schell
  • Jillia Cato
  • Katie Couchie
  • Ana Claudette Groppler
  • BaKari I. Lindsay
  • Shannon Litzenberger
  • Aryanna Malaekzedah
  • Kevin A. Ormsby
  • Ben Russell
  • Jadon Trelour
  • Yui Ugai
  • Claire Whitaker

Canadian Stage's New Work Development Department is generously supported by the Fabio Mascarin Foundation.

Searching for Eastman is supported by the K.M. Hunter Foundation. 

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