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Month in Motion
-March 7/13 STEEL GOLD presents HEADSPACE for #IWD2013 at Homegrown, Hamilton ON.
-Feb. 19-24/13 NIGHTMARE DREAM plays the TD Then & Now Festival at the historic Campbell House, Toronto. www.ifttheatre.com
-Oct. 2012 THE VOICE WITHIN WRITING WORKSHOP with MOTION at A Different Booklist, Oct. 9th, 16th, 23rd. www.adifferentbooklist.com
-Aug. 2012 ANEEMAH'S SPOT @ SUMMERWORKS, Toronto. Written by Motion, directed by Dian Marie Bridge. AUG 9, AUG 11, AUG 12, AUG 14, AUG 16, AUG 18 at Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. www.summerworks.ca, www.AneemahsSpot.com.
-May 6/12 Motion hosts LOVE JONES SUNDAYS @ 460 College St. Toronto. @lovejonessundays.
-Mar. 31/12 Obsidian Theatre presents The Development Series feat. 4Our Woman by Motion @ Tapestry/Nightwood New Work Studio, 55 Mill Street.
-Feb. 4th/12 Caribbean Tales presents 'Better Mus Come' Toronto Film Premier @ TIFF Lightbox, Toronto, hosted by Motion & Dwayne Morgan.
-Feb. 3rd/12 Honey Jam: Then & Now @ Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, www.honeyjam.com.
-Jan. 22nd/12 The AMY Project presents Creators In Sync hosted by Motion, http://www.theamyproject.com/blog
-Oct 1st/11 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche presents OACAS's Our Hope 4 Children Poetik/Art eXhibit by Motion & photographer John Beebe, TOronto.
-Sept 18th/11 WombManifesTO @ Revival, TOronto, www.themanifesto.ca.
-Sept 28th/11 Wordz in Motion Sessions every Wednesday @ Urban Arts! Lennox@urbanartstoronto.org.
-Sept 24th/11 ManifesTO So Much Things to Say @ the AGO, TOronto www.themanifesto.ca.
-Sept 30th/11 Motion Live & Interactive w/ Sister Souljah, TOronto.
EMCEE | POET | WRITER |
“Moving the soul, like she rocks the mic, Motion is a true testament to the power of words.” -Toronto Star
An award-winning emcee/poet, playwright, screenwriter & Hip Hop artist, Motion’s fusion of word, sound and drama is a potent mix of the ancient to the futuristic. Her lyrical agility has taken her to the stages of Manifesto Jamaica, the Urban Music Awards, CBC Television and HBO Def Poetry Jam. Lauded by Now Magazine as a “multi-talented, truthful artist,” Motion flipped the page of northside lit with the release of Motion In Poetry and 40 Dayz, writing and producing Aneemah’s Spot, which debuted at the Rock Paper Sistaz festival, and other featured works at Obsidian and Factory theatres, Luminato, Summerworks Festival and Young Centre for the Arts. Currently, Motion is playwright-in-residence at Obsidian Theatre Company. Inspired by her work with the legendary Fresh Arts movement, MotionLive continues developing emerging talent in creative spaces such as St. Alban's, AMY Project, Urban Arts and the Caribbean International Literary Festival.
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HEADSPACE Radio channels into the atmosphere this week! www.OkayPlayer.com spotlights HSR #3 on Mixtape Mondays, featured alongside radio icon Gilles Peterson.
According to Okay Player “For episode three of Headspace Radio, DJ L’Oqenz whips up a dope mix of tracks highlighting some of the underground hip-hop and soul you may have missed out on. You might want to have a neckbrace handy. This is neck snappin’ music.”
Fresh new playlist feat. Bobbi Humphrey, Georgia Anne Muldrow, THEESatisfaction Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, Proflogik, The Underachievers, Smash Brovaz , 5 Steez, Nas, Korry Deez, Theo 3, Robert Glasper and more…TuneIN!
Toronto – NIGHTMAREdream premiers for African History Month 2013 at the TD Then & Now Festival, February 20 – 24th. Directed by IFT Theatre’s Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, and written by poet/playwright Motion, NIGHTMAREdream is an intense multi-genre theatre production that moves through space, time and cultural history exploring the African encounter with the ‘other’.
Set inside the historical Campbell House Museum, the last remaining building of the old Town of York (19th century Toronto) this unique theatre project features performances incorporating sound, movement and text traveling the intimate spaces of 200 year old rooms.
Audiences will enter the nightmare dream experience of the title character, Simon Dube, an African immigrant haunted by his disconnection to his traditional culture on the eve of returning to the country of his birth to perform the burial rites of his father’s funeral. Simon’s journey is an evolution of the African self that ebbs into high dreams and terrifying nightmares.
Bold and surreal, ‘Nightmare Dream’ features an award winning cast and creative team.
Feb 20: Preview:: Feb. 21: 8 pm:: Feb 22: 8 pm:: Feb 23: 2 pm:: 8 pm:: Feb 24: 2 pm, 8 pm
Conceived & Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu:::Written by Motion
Featuring : Peter Bailey ~ Jane Miller ~ Pulga Muchochoma ~ Joshua Browne ~ Neema Bickersteth
Sound Design: Thomas Ryder Payne
Production Design: Snezana Pesic
Stage Manager: Jessica Derventzis
Assistant Stage Manager: Olga Petrik
Photography: Mariuxi Zambrano
*Peter Bailey, Jane Miller, and Neema Bickersteth appear with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
HEADSPACE RADIO Ep. II is UP! Selects by DJ L’OQENZ. Hosted by MOTION. Mixed by AFIME ARTS. More Music, More Sounds feat. Dilla, Bigg Soxx, Mux Mool, Shi Wisdom, 1 O.A.K, Black Milk, Tanika Chawlz, Theophilus London & more, more, more…
It’s a NEW DAY – Link UP::: @headspaceradio :: email@example.com :: #headspaceradio
More tunes. More soundz. More fiyah! J Wyze presents…Proverbs & Herbs - the debut album from the multi-gifted emcee/writer/novelist/hypeman – is in the universe. Check the ridic lyrics, the production (courtesy of Kolor Brown, Bigg Soxx & Rich Kidd), and track #9, where J Wyze & I duo up on “The Masterplan.”
Motion joins some of Black Canada’s foremost writers from across generations in a mix of short fiction, poetry, dub poetry, and hip hop, explore history, community, love, and healing in IN THE BLACK.
Edited by Dr. Althea Prince, the collection consists of writing from Catherine Bain, George Elliott Clarke, Gayle Gonsalves, Joanne C. Hillhouse, Clifton Joseph, Dwayne Morgan, Motion, J-Wyze, Djanet Sears & Mansa Trotman.
About the Editor: Althea Prince was born in Antigua, the Caribbean, and has lived in Canada, the US, and England. She has taught at York University and the University of Toronto, and now teaches at Ryerson University–The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, where she won the Kay Livingstone Award in 2011. Dr. Prince is known for her work as an essayist and fiction writer. Her published works include The Politics of Black Women’s Hair (cultural studies), Being Black (cultural studies), Loving This Man (novel),Ladies of the Night (stories), Feminisms and Womanisms: A Women’s Studies Reader (co-editor), and How the Starfish Got to the Sea (children).
Published by Insomniac Press.