Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

June 12, 2019

June 16, 2019


Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto



Events Description

The 2018 Dora Award winning production brings together two powerful storytellers as they map new territory, giving voice to the histories, cultures, and climate we’ve all inherited.

Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now they share the stage in Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools; a concert, dialogue, and symbolic convergence between the North and the South of our country. These two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the lived histories, culture, and climate we have inherited, and then asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.

Williamson Bathory and Parry, accompanied by cellist Cris Derksen, combine their artistic arsenals to convey the complexity of the North and its past through folk songs, throat-singing, storytelling, historical and autobiographical material, and uajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing). Used together these tools create powerful moments that challenge the audience to confront their lack of knowledge and chase the opportunity to learn.

Who is it for?


Tickets : Standard: $50 / Student, Arts Worker, Under 30: $30
How to get tickets?
Buy Online
Phone: 4163684849


Date & Time:

June 12-16 at 7:00pm

June 16 at 1:00pm
Run time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Street Parking
Public transport accessible

Contact Information

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