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Point of Origin
The Boathouse at Millennium Park
Peterborough, ON
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Point of Origin
Point of Origin is a project we at Returning River have been developing for 2 years. Presently we are working from three separate points of entry into exploring the multilayered concepts of Identity, Face, and Voice with broad strokes gesturing to an alternative voice, societal stereotypes, the philosophies of East and West, transformation, history and representation.  
Stream one, our identity location solos, flows from personal connections with specific, physical locations in Toronto that are tied to our memories, name, ancestry, and hence our sense of self. Stream two is based on the examination of What is it like to live with this face?. We examine face as our main physical identifier and the friction between how we self-identify and how others identify us. Face is also a complex and nuanced concept in East Asian culture seen as one's social currency. Stream three is to be a performative transformation of the concept of bi- culturalism. Working with ideas of food, names, voice and movement, the artists embark on a journey that includes stories of receiving a second name, the effect of one's name on self, vocalizing naming and renaming articles, and using cooking as a metaphor for the passing down of culture.

For more info on The Pivot Series CLICK HERE

Please note that Peterborough Public Health has reviewed and approved our safety plan for the Pivot Series.


The Boathouse at Millennium Park (View)
130 King St.
Peterborough, ON K9J 0A5


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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