Event type: All Ages
IMPACT (International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre) is one of Waterloo Region’s signature events. World-class local, national, and international performers gather in downtown Kitchener for theatre that moves and speaks in new ways.
IMPACT is focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse work from Canada and around the world, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary, intercultural, and physical productions. IMPACT presents some of the finest local, national, and international work. It provides a unique platform to engage, play, and rejuvenate with hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors from across Canada and beyond.
Exactly 10 years after we launched the first IMPACT Festival, we come together again to celebrate our 6th biennial which promises to be larger and more exciting than ever before. 9 international productions from three continents, 7 Canadian shows from across the country and 7 locally made works, will grace the stages of downtown Kitchener over 6 days at the end of September.
Sep 26, 10am-3pm; Sep 27, 10am-3pm; Sep 28, 10am-12pm
DAY 1: DE-INTERNALIZE
Recognize and challenge attitudes and behaviours
that have become part of one’s nature
because of unconscious assimilation.
DAY 2: DE-COLONIZE
Reclaim, redefine, and reframe narratives and histories
to slowly undo colonization and a dependency
on colonial structures.
DAY 3: COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE
Walk away with a shared intelligence that emerges from collaboration, generating new ideas, solving problems, and making better, more informed decisions about the future.
This IMPACT 19, we will discuss what it truly means to “erase the margins” and centralize perspectives that challenge us to reconsider how we approach art-making, collaboration, and creating space. #Erasing_the_Margins will create a space for exploration and incubation of various approaches to collaboration and accessibility as it relates to artists, audiences, and presenters, creating a ripple effect in the broader theatre ecology through delegates carrying these approaches back to their respective communities and applying different methodologies to their work.
Join us and be a part of the movement.
The IMPACT 19 Conference Pass does not include the Neruda Party (Neruda Arts presents: Kizaba at TWH Social After Dark), which will be sold by Neruda Arts.
Some events may sell out, so we highly recommend that you reserve a seat for all shows that you would like to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be reaching out to passholders with a recommended "conference pathway", which will allow you to see the most shows possible.
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September 24, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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Cutoff is Monday, September 23, 2019 11:58 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.