Lockdown Baby

  • May 12, 2024 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Bus Stop Theatre Co-op

    2203 Gottingen Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5
Ticket Price (CAD) $2.00-$40.00 This event is now over
Description

A docu-art film by Nicole Jordan

The film will be closed-captioned. Childcare will be provided during the screening and Q&A

>>Register Here for Childcare

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was filled with confusion and fear. People were dying, hospitals were full, shops were shut, and theatres dark. Still, the creation of art and life itself could not be stopped. ‘Lockdown Baby’ documents the stories of three professional performing artists who became pregnant during the first lockdown of the pandemic. These women and mothers-to-be took their art forms from the stage to the city streets to share their intimate expressions of love, fear, and hope for their unborn babies.

Performing Artists:

Nicole Jordan (voice and poetry) – delivery Dec, 2020
Jozefien Debaillie (dance) – delivery Jan, 2021
Karin Timmerman (voice and dance) – due Apr, 2021

Video Artists:

Katarina Jazbec
Matija Pekić
Sound Engineer:
Rob Rietveld

Location:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Funded by:

Fonds Podiumkunsten/Performing Arts Fund – Balkonscenes Stichting Droom en Daad

Artist Q&A

>>ASL interpretation and childcare will be available for the Q&A.

The screening will be preceded at 3:00PM by The Embodied Creation Project by Colleen Arcturus MacIsaac and followed by a brief Q&A with filmmaker Nicole Jordan and artist Colleen Arcturus MacIsaac.

Date & Time

Sun., May 12, 2024 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Bus Stop Theatre Co-op

2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5 Bus Stop Theatre Co-op
Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax

May 1st is marked throughout the world as International Workers’ Day, or May Day. A day when the workers of the world take to the streets (when not facing a pandemic) in every major city around the globe demanding justice, fairness and dignity for all. In North America, May Day has not been as prominent as it is in other parts of the world, but it is still celebrated in most major cities with a variety of political and community actions.  However, May Day isn’t simply a celebration of labour. It is a rallying call against our current economic system, a public declaration that “Capitalism Isn’t Working For Workers,” and an affirmation that a better world is possible.

One of the ways various labour councils and unions mark May Day is through the Mayworks Festival. Mayworks was originally conceived in 1986 by the Toronto and York District Labour Council and the idea has since spread to many cities across the country. The goal behind Mayworks is to bring workers and artists together and to use art to explore themes of justice, solidarity and liberation. Art has always been an important way of expressing political statements and Mayworks continues a long tradition of building bonds of solidarity between artists and labour organizations.

The first annual Mayworks Halifax festival took place in 2009 thanks to the organizing efforts of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council. Our festival has since grown exponentially from year to year and has now become Nova Scotia’s largest social justice-themed cultural event. Annually, our festival attracts over a thousand diverse audience members who take interest in issues of social, economic and environmental justice.