When doctors go to medical school, they are often told: “When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras.” They should, instead, be taught: “When you hear hoofbeats, do not look for horses, do not seek out zebras; take a step back and listen. Who knows? You may even find a giraffe.
The Segal Centre is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. The land was also a diplomatic meeting place with other Iroquoians and Algonquians including Algonquin-Anishinaabe, Atikamekw, and Huron-Wendat. We acknowledge that we are located on a land that has been the site of human creativity and storytelling for thousands of years, and are thankful that we are able to create, collaborate, play, and work here.
Commissioned by The Segal Centre for Performing Arts.