One of the main objectives of Tridha Arts Association is the creation of international co-productions and collaborations between Canada and Latin America.
Some of our projects include:
Caribbean Cultural Market
Held every year in the historical city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, this arts market brings together the artistic proposals from the Colombian Caribbean as well as from the Caribbean region.
Presenting more than 80 music and dance artists, the main activities in the market include:
1) Conferences and academic activities
2) Meetings between promoters and artists
3) Cultural Industries Trade fair
4) Showcases (30 groups perform live)
5) “Encuentro de Saberes” : Special presentation of indigenous and afro-colombian cultures.
Currently in its IV edition, the Market takes place during the first week of December and hosts an average of 25 international and 20 national presenters.
“Yetina: The Origin of Water” - Aboriginal Contemporary Dance Co-production
In the year 2004, Tridha Arts Association and Living Roots Foundation from the Amazons Colombia, became partners in an international contemporary dance co-production. Renowned Canadian choreographer and theatre director Alejandro Ronceria worked during a 3 month period in Colombia with Living Roots Foundation on a piece called “Yetina: The Origin of Water”. The project involved two aboriginal leaders from the Amazons and an elder Shaman from the Kogui tribe (from the Colombian North Coast). The music was created and arranged by Canadian musician/composer Diego Marulanda who worked in association with Colombian Aboriginal Music Director Jorge Quinones and his group Totolincho. Quinones has been investigating for more than 20 years the different aboriginal cultures from the Americas, their music and instruments.
Yetina was presented in the summer of 2005 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and was also part of Living Ritual: World Indigenous Dance Festival held at Your University in Toronto and at the Six Nations reserve in Brampton. The piece was then presented in Bogota, Colombia and at the VI International Artistic Encounter of the Amazons in the year 2006.
“Project Entrada” - Theatre Co-production
A professional theatrical production, created and presented in Bogota, Colombia, and in Toronto, Canada. This artistic collaboration enriched the practice of the Canadian theatre artists learning from the work of the Colombians, and vice versa. he structure of this project, whereby a team of professionals devises and then can re-create the community integration components of the project in a new city, is what we feel makes this work unique. The process of engaging with people from both communities who are actually experiencing what the work is about, moreover engaging them in cultural activity and the professional presentation of new work, will have an impact on the depth of the professional work.
More information at: http://www.theatrerevolve.com/entrada.php