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Identities Shorts

  • Performance Hall - Calgary Public LIbrary 800 3 Street Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0E7 Canada (map)

Rated PG

Sponsored by Telus

in partnership with Humanologie

The Mind Place
Momo Movement presents The Mind Palace, a contemporary, co-created performance exploring the inner workings of the ensemble members' imaginations. This fantastical show will take you on a journey through the landscapes, emotions and visions of each individual. Prepare for the unexpected. Featuring set design and costume pieces by artists from the Indefinite Arts Centre, music by Eric Smith, and an accessible theatre experience for every body made possible by Inside Out Theatres', Good Host Program. Concept co-created by the ensemble and Kyra Newton, choreography by Kathy Austin, Shannon Parker, Chawna Exner and Kyra Newton. 

Safety in Number: A Trans History 16 min
Directed by Melinda Friedman

What was it like to be transgender before there was such a thing as a trans community? Pioneers who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s reflect on their personal experience, while young people in the community today offer their own stories.

Butch 13 min
Directed by Mia Jagpal 

SD Holman self-identifies as “butch,” a label that she and others in her community have reclaimed. Her inspiring story has challenged traditional definitions of masculinity and femininity in surprising ways.

The Two Humanologie Project
under an umbrella we met

Actor, dancer, singer, animator, filmmaker, artist, advocate, volunteer, sibling, partner. These are all terms Oliver uses to describe himself. He also claims the identities of drag monarch, transgender, and queer. Oliver knew at a fairly young age that he would make the transition, and wants to be identified as trans for the rest of his life. He recognizes that he is who he is because of his lived experience, which is deeply rooted in where he came from and the journey he is on.

Bree is Calgarian. She is an avid gym-goer, she has completed a bunch of obstacle courses and she loves her family and her dogs. She also happens to be trans and lesbian. Bree didn't always identify with those labels. Finding herself and taking the steps to be her authentic self has been an ongoing process and the most challenging thing she has encountered in her life.


Earlier Event: June 1
Gay Chorus Deep South