The Transformations Project

TRANSFORMATIONS: Cov-inspiration – Fuelling a New Life

By Donald Quan / Theatre Gargantua

This commissioned work is a music-based artistic creation expressing the artist’s vision of life post-pandemic. The artist envisions a new philosophy of artistic expression. Because of the changing world, musicians and artists will have to change their mindset from a single discipline way of thinking to a multi-discipline way of thinking. This piece represents these artists’ way of diving into the new post-COVID world of artistic expression.

Theatre Gargantua, which resides in West Toronto, acknowledges that we are hosted on the lands of traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the new Credit, the Anishnabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We acknowledge Toronto is covered by the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt convenant between Indigenous tribes, and all people that use the land for peaceful coexistence. To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. Theatre Gargantua knows a single land acknowledgement alone will not make up for the past, but is a promise to continue to dialogue, listen and connect with the people who have and continue to care for this land, to tell their stories and live with Mother Earth’s best interests at heart.

Commissioned by Theatre Gargantua. Music and Film by Donald Quan. Featuring eaoh Argos.