Women in Song: Strange Darlings


Women in Song: Strange Darlings

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8 pm ET
Doors: 7:15 pm (please arrive 45 minutes before show time to allow for COVID-19 screening)
Price: $40, $36 Friends, $30 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission
Tickets are general admission: Guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis
SOLD OUT: Email info@agakhanmuseum.org to put your name on the waitlist.

Please note: guests ages 12 and up will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, along with ID, to attend this event. Go here for more information about the Museum's proof of vaccination policy. 


Eight of Toronto’s most celebrated singers and dancers will take the Auditorium stage for the first Museum-hosted event of its kind in more than a year and a half.


Spearheaded by Toronto live music collective FabCollab, Women in Song: Strange Darlings showcases the diversity and talent of the city’s global music and dance scene. Four highly sought-after local singers will each perform alongside an equally talented and expressive dancer-choreographer representing a different cultural tradition. Each duo’s performance will boast an original work of choreography set to the music of the featured vocalist.


The innovative pairings are:

  • Suba Sankaran (Indo-fusion) and Cotee Harper (Indigenous fancy shawl dance)
  • Tara Moneka (Arabic fusion) and Paromita Kar (classical Indian dance)
  • Nicky Lawrence (blues) and Aria Evans (contemporary dance)
  • Brenna McCrimmon (Turkish folk) and Sofí Gudiño (contemporary flamenco dance)

The evening will also feature a very special guest appearance by FabCollab resident flamenco duo Tamar Ilana and Lia Grainger, who will be performing traditional flamenco pieces peppered with surprises.


Backing the singers and dancers will be Ventanas, the accomplished six-piece Toronto ensemble who re-imagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves for the 21st century.


Watch in person or stream online


An initial block of 50 tickets will be available for arts lovers craving to take in this breathtaking celebration of music, dance, and intercultural conversation in person. Women in Song: Strange Darlings will also stream for free online. More details about the livestream will be posted to this page soon.


In accordance with provincial public health rules, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to enter the Museum. Face masks are also required, and physical distancing measures will be in effect. 


Women in Song: Strange Darlings is a co-production with FabCollab with support from Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and the City of Toronto Arts and Culture SPARK Project, along with streaming partners the National Arts Centre and Small World Music.


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