Category: Cultural Insensitivity


Many thanks to Joanna De Souza, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Kathak Dance, for writing the article below about her work as a Caucasian Kathak Dancer. Kathak dance is an integral part of the choreographer that Anita created and performs in Fish Eyes Trilogy. We’re delighted to have Joanna’s contribution to the website, speaking to the intricacies […]

“Stay the hell where they came from”

This past Wednesday we posted about Zunera Ishaq’s travails in taking the oath to become a full-fledged Canadian citizen in light of Harper’s government challenging her desire to wear a niqab. In light of recent events one can’t help but wonder whether the Conservative government is fighting her for purely racist reasons. MP Larry Miller, […]

I’ll Disband My Roving Gang of Thirty Asian Playwrights When You Stop Doing Asian Plays in Yellow Face* (*Exception: David Henry Hwang’s play Yellow Face)

Howlround has published a fantastic article about the representation of diversity in theatre and the fact that yellow face is still used unabashedly on some major stages in the United States. In it, HowlRound.com contributor Mike Lew envisions a a new norm for what equitable representation in theatre would look like. He points out that the thirst for Asian-American theatre is […]