THE BALCONY PROJECT
SUNDAY September 19th
presented in collaboration with RISE
TICKETS GO ON SALE HERE
MONDAY SEPT. 13th at 5pm
We are thrilled to present a new project commissioned by Art Spin and created in collaboration with RISE Edutainment called The Balcony Project. This piece, an immersive and site-specific musical performance, has artists performing an original work they’ve written collaboratively from a series of apartment balconies to an audience gathered below in a courtyard. Conceived of before the pandemic, The Balcony Project is a timely exploration around ideas of community, isolation vs togetherness, love, freedom, gentrification, and densification. While artists may be separated across space, they interflow through sound and rhythm.
Creative Director: lighthaüs
Date & Time: Sunday September 19th 3-4pm. Rain date is Sunday September 26th.
LOCATION: Queen St. W and Lisgar St. - exact location to be released to ticket holders upon purchase. The project will take place outdoors with physical distancing in effect for audience members. There are no stairs and is physically accessible, however washrooms are not available.
TICKETs: $10 tickets will go on sale on Monday September 13th at 5pm. Find the link to purchase tickets at the top of this page when it goes live. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth, a Toronto based organization that provides shelter, transitional housing, and programming to help young people build brighter futures free of homelessness.
R.I.S.E. (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) is a grassroots organization that empowers BIPOC youth in the Greater Toronto Area to create meaningful art rooted in self-knowledge and self-expression. Their programs provide youth with platforms to perform, learn, and develop leadership skills with a model that encourages youth to dive deep into their stories while using art as a cathartic practice to explore their vulnerability and create room to best deal with their mental health in an atmosphere of interpersonal connection, mutual support and respect. They believe safe platforms encourage self- expression and self reflection, providing opportunities for youth to experience the power of community healing through art and anti-racist education.