If I Should Stumble II

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM


Sometimes when things fall apart they are actually falling into place  -Unknown

Created by Jenn Goodwin, in collaboration with and performed by Anita Nittoly and Sarah Doucet, Zoja Smutny, Brandy Leary, Kaja Irwin, Jasmyn Fyffe, Lua Shayenne, Nicola Pantin, Caroline-Niklas Gordon.

Song: Uja – Tanya Tagaq, remixed by Tino Zolfo 

Costume design: Sarah Doucet

Thank you to Six Shooter Records

Performer Anita Nittoly uses stairs as both her stage and her nemesis in this movement installation. Nittoly shines and stumbles as she personifies the concept of falling from grace, while actually falling (gracefully and otherwise) while other aspects of her self take alternative approaches. In this performance, Goodwin is particularly interested in personal power, the cracks in ones’ confidence, the spectacle of a persona, the faux pas’, missteps, mistakes, and the challenges and resilience in day-to-day life.

Jenn Goodwin is a Toronto based dance artist. Her dance work has been performed across Canada, and in New York, Amsterdam, Australia and Brussels. Her short dance films have been screened at festivals across Canada, in New York and Europe. Her work often explores little moments that make up a big life. The beauty, banality and barbarity of the in between. She has presented work in theatres as well as venues such as clubs, art galleries, bars, parks, trees, living rooms, streets. Goodwin is one half of the band MORTIFIED with Camilla Singh, is a programmer/producer with City Cultural Events/ Nuit Blanche and is presently pursuing her Graduate Studies at The University of Toronto in Visual /Curatorial Studies


Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall - -Salman Rushdie