Here is our first instalment of the Breaking Bread Conversations.
Feature length documentary.
When a local homeowner attaches a land acknowledgement to their little library, they are sent on a journey of self discovery and community engagement.
A series of workshops where professional artists guide community participants in unlocking the stories they hold inside, finding expression through dance, music and storytelling.
Guelph born and raised, University of Guelph Alumni, Valedictorian Graduate from the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Kween is living out her passions. She is a dance teacher, actor, singer, and model. She also owns two businesses: The Heels Academy @theheelsacademy and just recently The Kween Company @thekweencompany. She teaches heels dance for adults, Soca/Dancehall/Afro at the University of Guelph, and runs one on ones for adults. During basketball off-season Kween is the team coordinator and choreographer for The Guelph Nighthawks Flight Crew @nighthawks.cebl. Within the coloured communities, Kween advocates for the rights of African and Caribbean people, and continuously works on activism and mentorship for her Black community. Dedicated to Carnival, she helps to promote through Epic Carnival Toronto and gives her time back into the high schools teaching dance and mentoring during Black History Month. She currently is one of three holding an Artistic Residency with Guelph Dance 2020/2021 promoting BIPOC art through movement and dance. You can catch her monthly as host and community producer on Rogers Channel 20 with her show "Diverse and Converse" a BIPOC panel discussion. Kween is the leader of Guelph BLM Protest and the Executive Director and Community Engagement Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage and is honoured to be a role model for her city.
“PURE ENERGY AND ROOTSY BLUES SASS” – MusicOntarioMadison Galloway is an emerging voice in Canadian roots music hailing from small town Fergus, Ontario. With her refreshing original tunes and signature blend of folk, rock and blues, she takes the stage with her soulful voice, guitar and harmonica in a high-energy show! Performing at prominent festivals including Mariposa Folk Festival, Riverfest Elora and RBC Bluesfest and sharing the stage with renowned artists such as 54-40, Ron Hawkins (Lowest of the Low), Tyler Shaw, and Colter Wall, she’s making a name for herself as a must-see act. And with Madison’s critically acclaimed debut full-length album “Moon & Mercury” out now, she’s just getting started!
Troy is an installation artist and scenographer. Art Installations include: Freaks | A Performative Installation, Ei! Marionettas (2020), Porto Portugal, Escape to Beira, (2014) ARTErra Portugal, Apparitions Attic (2015) Arteles Finland and Aurora ON (2018), and Static Apnea, Performance Arcade, NZ (2016) and American Vicarious NYC (2020), Paracosms (2018), Lee Contemporary Art. Art commissions: The Wisdom Tree (2015), Glimmerglass Festival and Espreitar Tondela (2016), Arterra, Tondela, Portugal. His work has been exhibited internationally including Toronto, London, Prague, Netherlands, New York, His artworks have been supported by Ontario Arts Council and Canada Arts Council grants. Scenographer for 300+ productions for various off-Broadway, regional and opera companies across the USA, Canada and internationally; including Glimmerglass Festival, The New Victory, New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Guthrie and Classical Theatre of Harlem. Troy directed and designed the digital scenography for Philip Glass’ opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, Mannes, NYC in 2018. Teaching or guest artist at New York University, Juilliard, Cornell University, Duke University, Williams College and Dalhousie Universities. Awards: AUDELCO Award and nominations for Helen Hayes Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, Henry Hewes Award, Drama Desk Award, International Opera Award, seven AUDELCO nominations and Ford Foundation Artist Grant. He is a professor at the University of Guelph, College of Arts. www.troyhourie.com