Presented by the eQuality Project, The Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and The Shirley Greenberg Chair The Ghomeshi Effect is a verbatim dance-theatre performance that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the legal system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the…
Purple has shaped the way we think about the show, from the advertising, to choreography, costumes and lighting design. So, we did a little digging to understand the history and meaning of purple and were surprised to find how much of it resonated with our show.
We are less than a month away from opening night, and we almost can’t believe it! So in the spirit of giving during this holiday season we thought we would share another preview of our show.
Creator and director Jessica Ruano talks about the origin of The Ghomeshi Effect and what she learned recording and transcribing interviews with survivors and members of the legal system.
TGE Dialogues to take place at The Gladstone in January (Ottawa, ON.) Dec. 14, 2016. The creators of the new verbatim dance-theatre performance The Ghomeshi Effect in collaboration with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) present a free series of dialogues about sexual assault in our communities. These speaker events, called TGE…
November and December have been a busy time between raising $4,510 through our Fund What You Can Campaign, keeping up on our blog posts and doing some media interviews. Read our newsletter to find out more!
If I knew what leaving meant, I probably would have stayed. I was naive, and I’m glad. I’m glad that I left and that I’ve been forced to fight, but nobody should have to fight this hard to be believed.
Following the Ghomeshi trial many conversations opened up about why survivors of sexual violence do or do not come forward, and the conversation has continued as we discuss sexual assault and violence on university campuses. In this scene from The Ghomeshi Effect, three interviews explore the reality of coming forward with allegations of sexual violence, from the perspective of survivors and lawyers.