The Space Between (Part of Nuit Blanche 2020)

The Space Between (Part of Nuit Blanche 2020)

The Space Between 

Part of Nuit Blache 2020

“It had never before occurred to me that I too could cease to exist, and now a part of me feared being forgotten. How easy it would be to forget an invisible person.”

North York Arts is excited to be participating in Nuit Blanche 2020! We’ve partnered with Cinematoscape, an award-winning local digital media company, to showcase The Space Between.

The Space Between, an award-winning play written by Simeon Taole, explores the theme of distance – physical, emotional, and cultural. A young boy in South Africa longs to reunite with his childhood sweetheart in Canada before the space between them separates them forever.

In 2016, Cinematoscape and North York Arts co-presented The Space Between in Toronto.   Cinematoscape conducted interviews, in both Canada and South Africa, inviting people to share their experience of the space between. Today, we share these voices and new stories as part of a continued exploration of the space between, a theme with even greater resonance in 2020. Ultimately, the presentation showcases our shared humanity, and the resilience and hope within us all.

Tune in on October 3rd at 7:00 pm  as they meditate on distance and connection, and how people bridge the space between, pre and post pandemic. Through a collection of shared stories, they explore the ways people have experienced this space.

Share your Story!

Are you interested in participating? Share your story with Cinematoscape before October 3rd at

Date:  October 3, 2020

7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Place: Online

Community Map Project

Community Map Project

Community Map Project

As part of the action plan for the Arts Connects program, we identified a need to better understand the Indigenous and environmental landscape of North York. 

This project would have 3 phases:

Phase 1: Research and Development (including Indigenous history, stories, physical landscape such as lost rivers and travel route)

Phase 2: Consultation with researcher and lead artist/ artist development of work

Phase 3: Community engagement, an Indigenous cultural day of learning  and unveiling of the map

Program Consultants :

Elder Joanne Dellaire

Lindsay Lickers

Veronica Johnny

Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone

Funded By:

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