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Yasmeen Nematt Alla Creatives in Residence 2024

Thread that Tangles but doesn’t Knot Community Kite Flying Event and Workshops

About the Program

On the final weekend of the festival, in an open performance in Toronto, Egyptian-Canadian Yasmeen Nematt Alla will invite the public to come together in a one-time kite flying event. Through this community event, in which red kites may fail or soar, Yasmeen will ask: “What does it mean to be a kite that never takes flight? What does it mean to materialize a kite that will never fly, despite an undeniable abundance of wanting, of reaching, of hoping?

Guided by Yasmeen, participants are also invited to participate in optional drop-in workshops where they will receive the various components needed to piece together and design a kite that speaks uniquely to them.

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With thanks to producing partners East End Arts, Toronto Public Library and 401 Richmond. 


We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, and the Ontario Arts Council.