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“Awakenings proposes such a beautiful way to imagine the future; through the lens of love. I am excited to activate one of the History Museums with the life and energy of dancing bodies. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the team of mentors and really uncover the stories that are buried and waiting to come alive and be reimagined to be relevant and urgent today.”


Aria Evans is a queer, Toronto-based, award winning interdisciplinary artist who’s practice spans dance; creation, performance and film. Aria draws on their experiences with Afro-Indigenous and settler heritage to capture meaningful social and cultural themes through their interactive art. With a large-scale vision, collaboration is the departure point to the work that Aria creates under their company POLITICAL MOVEMENT. Advocating for inclusion and the representation of diversity, Aria uses their artistic practice to question the ways we can coexist together.