Black and White

How do we begin the journey to self? How do we release ourselves from the idea of normal or orthodox? Can we escape the western ideals of life and art? In this improvisational music piece we explore what it means to collapse, float and breathe in western art forms.

CONTENT AND SENSORY ADVISORIES: Unpredictable Loud Noises (screaming, instrumentation), Bright Lights, Dark Lights, Themes of Colonization, Anxiety, Intergenerational trauma, Mental Illness.

RUN TIME: Tuesday May 14 – 75 minute Double-Bill, 15 minute intermission (paired with Til Our Bodies Fall Apart)
Wednesday May 15 – 60 minute Double-Bill, 15 minute intermission (paired with FAST.FASHION)


Black and White

  • Producer: Emily Granville
  • Director: Emily Granville
  • Composers: Emily Granville and Natalia Sawyer
  • Stage Manager: Aaheli Mukherjee
  • Lighting Designer: Sooji Kim
  • Musician/Performer: Miriam Drysdale
  • Musicians: Emily Granville and Natalia Sawyer


Part of the 2024 Festival

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

Special Thanks: Olivia Shortt, Brefney Caribou, Kole Dunford, Cindy Dzib, Aleria McKay, Natalia Sawyer, Miriam Drysdale, Paprika Festival, Marnie Van Weelden, Alison Ballard & family, Roselinda & Joe Peltier, Carrie & Stephen Granville, you have all helped support me and fuel my creative energy: chi-miigwetch.


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


Emily Granville

Emily (she/they) is an Odawa-Cree student from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, ON. She learned trumpet and piano in high school, after which they attended Cambrian College for Music Performance, opting to major in piano. Now in the Bachelor of Music program at Wilfrid Laurier University, she aspires to further their career and education in music, with an interest in composition, performance, and ethnomusicology.