Smallest Circles

Smallest Circles invites audience members to gather in a circle to co-create a night of music and collage in community. Beginning with an excerpt from the book One Drum by late Ojibway author Richard Wagamese, we will explore the 1st Grandfather teaching of Humility- Dbaadendiziwin through a free flow creative jam!

It was Wagamese’s hope that readers would draw inspiration from his writings and find their own path. 

“When sharing happens, loads are lessened and results increase. When sharing happens, the great nurturing wheel of energy is further empowered. It begins with a humble effort–the smallest circles first.”

One Drum (Richard Wagamese)

Smallest Circles (formally Jam Session)

  • RUN TIME: 1 Hour
  • TICKETS: Free/ by donation!
  • Producer and Facilitator: Azul


Part of the 2023 Festival

  • May 16 at 8:30 PM


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


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Azul (azul/they) is a queer, neurodivergent, Canadian/Brazilian multi-passionate artist, community connector and facilitator based in Tkaronto. 

They envision a world where the needs and desires of queer folks, chronically ill, disabled, neurodivergent, IBPOC and youth are not seen as hindrances to growth but the very wisdom through which creative, innovative, healing realities are born. 

One small, humble, yet powerful step at a time. 

Azul invites audiences to contribute to the power of collective imagining by planting seeds of healing and optimistic possibility for ourselves and our world through their poetic audio tapestries, music, and storytelling.

They can be found talking out loud to themselves in the Toronto ravines (come on, we all do it), eating homemade hummus with a spoon, checking out way too many (there’s no such thing) library books at a time, and perfecting the perfect playlist.