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Month in Motion
-Dec. 5-6/13 ORALTORIO featured at HIP HOP & PUNK FEMINISMS SYMPOSIUM, feat. Motion & DJ L'Oqenz, University of Illinois. www.hiphopandpunkfeminisms.weebly.com
-Nov. 26/13 ETT ARTS & MotionLive present MOTION IN POETR : the Art of Spoken Word Workshop. To Register: www.ett.ca/events-pd/event-details?ee=313
-Sept. 13/13 ORALTORIO plays the PIECE OF MINE FESTIVAL, by Palmerston Theatre, Toronto. www.pieceofminefest.com
-August 12-16/13 CASCADOO New Voices International Festival of Spoken Word, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
-July 17/13 FRESH WEDNESDAYS at NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, Toronto, ON. Curated by George Elliot Clarke, feat. Motion, Lillian Allen, Rozina Kazi of LAL.
-June 2/13 The First Time Project & Inner Voice Music Management present 1ST CONTACT CONCERT at MOD CLUB, Toronto featuring LAL, Motion, Tanika Charles, Zaki Ibrahim, Saidah Baba Talibah, DJ Mel Boogie & L'Oqenz. Hosted by Garvia Bailey.
-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.
Category Archives: Spoken Word
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – August 2013 – Congrats to all the movers, artists and participants of the 1st Annual CASCADOO New Voices International Festival of Spoken Word, presented by the Poet Society of Trinidad and Tobago. This year’s festival … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
#LOVEJONESSUNDAY May 6th, 2012. Performances by Lola Bunz : Ekko Effect : Tammy Soulful : Your Man V : Areta Marshall : 3nne : Britta B : Dwayne Morgan Hosted by Motion :: Music by DJ SoulChild 460 College St (@ … Continue reading
Looking out my window at cool blocks vibrations at bus stops, bus rock my rhythm writing offa my skull top A second to reckon my past, it couldn’t last got caught in the flash but shoulda stash my cash Thought life was … Continue reading
HEDLINES/OwnLand Security (live@ the Trane reMix) A live reMix of my track Hedlines, performed at the Trane Studio in TOronto. The wordz were first featured in my 2nd collection of poetry, 40 Dayz (Womens Press). The surrounding sound popped it off … Continue reading
GRAF a spoken word joint by Motion, directed by Eklipz, feat. Zion Tweet
ANEEMAH’S SPOT @ Rock Paper Sistaz 2011 Written by Motion Directed by Dian Marie Bridge Starring Araya Mengesha & Lola Bunz 2 SHOWS!! Sunday May 15th, 2pm & 5pm @ 610 Christie Street, TOronto For Info Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & bcurrent.ca Rock Paper Sistahz … Continue reading