Inter-arts dance show in Hamilton uses hip-hop to tackle important issues

A new show opening in Hamilton this weekend promises an evocative evening of dance, music, spoken word poetry, and storytelling through a timely, thought-provoking lens. 

The Uncomfortable Project – running January 27th to 29th in the studio theatre at Theatre Aquarius – is an inter-arts dance conceived and directed by Hamilton artist Josh Taylor that, true to its title, artistically explores the uncomfortable realities of social inequality and inequity in its many forms. 

With the support of 18 of the city’s most exciting artists working in numerous disciplines, the show promises an eclectic collage of performance that urges audiences to engage critically with issues that impact marginalized communities such as homophobia, transphobia, racism, and misogyny.

“This show is meant to spark conversations about important social issues that often only happen in the wake of traumatic events,” says The Uncomfortable Project’s creator and director Josh Taylor. 

“The beauty of this show is that the spark happens through the artful, skillful and emotionally-charged performances of these talented artists.”

To make the show as accessible as possible for the community, Taylor has also made tickets available in a sliding scale pricing model, with various prices intended to help lift barriers for the widest possible range of audience members. Tickets are currently available for purchase on Eventbrite, and some dates are already sold out!  

The Uncomfortable Project runs in the studio theatre at Theatre Aquarius (190 King William Street) on Friday, January 27th at 1 pm; Saturday, January 28th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, January 29th at 7:30 pm. 

Get more information and tickets here

Lead image courtesy of The Uncomfortable Project

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