Back to One

“Back to One” is an interdisciplinary workshop that explores the concepts of energy field, consciousness, connection and unity through movement, visual arts, storytelling, poetry, sound and meditation. With indigenous wisdom and neuroscience as anchor points of research, I invite you to look inside oneself and remember, we are all one.

CONTENT AND SENSORY ADVISORIES: Negative discourse, toxic positivity, fear, abuse, hurt, deep feelings, division, separation, healing, forgiveness, collective exploration, interaction, audience participation. Meditative music, Tibetan singing bowls.

RUN TIME: 120 Minutes


ACCESS NOTE: Active Listener will be available in the Lobby during and directly following the workshop.

Back to One

  • Cindy Dzib: Creator/Performer
  • Paola Paz: Stage Manager
  • Sharon Joy Tung: Art Therapy Advisor
  • Joanna Grace: Music Advisor
  • Katarzyna Podgrocka: Videographer / Photographer


Part of the 2024 Festival

  • May 18 at 5:00 PM

Cindy would like to thank Anne Barber from Shadowland Theatre, Brefny Caribou, IAP artists, the Paprika Team, my mentor Erick Colibrí, “Back to One” collaborators, and the workshop participants.

This production is made possible through support of Native Earth Performing Arts.


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


Cindy Dzib

Cindy Dzib (she/her) is a Mexican international multi-disciplinary artist, writer, designer, communicator, facilitator and producer of mixed Maya and Spanish descent. She’s currently working as Lead Artist and Production Manager at Shadowland Theatre with the support of the Studio Lab Theatre Foundation and is a theater facilitator for kids at Community Arts Guild. Cindy has a Bachelor of Sciences and Techniques in Communication from Mexico and graduated in 2022 from the Advanced Diploma in Theatre Arts and Performance at Centennial College with the Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence.

She came to Canada with the dream of expanding her creativity in a richer arts industry with the support of the International Scholarship for High Performance Creators by Fundación Pablo García 2019-2022 and has worked in companies such as Outside the March, Jumblies and The Coal Mine. Last year, as part of the Indigenous Arts Program at Paprika, Cindy wrote her first one-person show “My Name”, which explored the themes of war and reconciliation between her Maya and Spanish ancestors. She believes in the power art holds to bring people together and is passionate about spaces for community through art. Her work studies indigenous wisdom, connection, energy, nature, consciousness, and seeks to share the value of Unity with the world. You can find her on Instagram @cindydzib_ doing other fun stuff like dancing and saying hi to doggies on the street.