UNTIL YOU WALK - performance-on-the-move - choreographed by Amanta Scott, commissioned by UNHCR United Nations Humanitarian Council for Refugees, for World Refugee Day Toronto.
The performance commenced at Toronto City Hall, continued up University Avenue and concluded at Queen's Park.
UNTIL YOU WALK was a process-oriented art project directed by Amanta Scott and created in collaboration with refugees and new Canadians. Participants were invited to speak of their experiences, sharing as little or as much as they felt willing or able to share. Choreography evolved based upon Amanta's observations of participants' spontaneous movements while telling their stories.
UNTIL YOU WALK was designed to honour and illuminate aspects of the refugee experience.
Commissioned by The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, Oh . . . Canada was a syncretic art installation with performance (voice, percussion & dance) featuring a sound sculpture map of Canada created with found objects culled from the streets of Taipei.
1995 — First Night, CBC Atrium, Toronto
1994 — Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
— Tarragon Theatre, Toronto
— Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
— ArtWord Theatre/Gallery, Toronto
1993 — Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
— Music Gallery, Toronto
— First Night, BCE Place, Toronto
— TV Documentary Special broadcast: La Châine TV, Québec/France
1992 — TV Ontario
— ArtsWeek Tour, Greater Toronto Area
Conceived and created by Amanta Scott in 1992, Virago Project explored the Concise Oxford Dictionary's definition of "Virago" as "a bold, boisterous warrior woman wandering under three names: Selene, Artemis, Persephone".
The Virago Project featured four Goddess Sound Sculptures, archetypal images of the multi-dimensional female.
Evolving over several years, Virago Project underwent numerous incarnations, fascinated audiences of all ages and was presented in over 25 Toronto venues including: Art Gallery of Ontario, BCE Place, CBC Barbara Frum Atrium, the Music Gallery, Theatre Passe Muraille, ArtWord Theatre and Tarragon Theatre. Virago Project was sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council, City of York Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Metro Arts Council, M.M Webb Foundation, and The Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation. La Châine TV produced a video documentary on Virago Project which was broadcast internationally.
1992 — Caravan Stage Company
1991 — Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists
Created by Amanta Scott in 1991, SpiderWoman featured a sound sculpture designed in the form of a giant spider web marking the four directions; percussion, voice and dance.
SpiderWoman paralleled the Canadian Aboriginal spider-woman creation story with our present reshaping and potential destruction of the world.