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Keira Marie Forde

Keiraforde@gmail.com

Keira Marie Forde is an Ontario based, London, Ontario born, professional multi-disciplinary ​creator, performer, and arts educator.

Keira is passionate about creating cross-cultural physical work that explores her connection with ​the Caribbean Canadian community.

Keira's recent performance and creation credits include What's So Funny with Carousel Players, No ​More News for Nancy with Alberta-based company Major Matt Mason Collective, Doomsday vs. ​DreamDay and the Deep Drawer with Theatre Direct

Keira, as an arts facilitator, has worked with over seven different Theatre for Young Audiences ​companies/festivals across Canada and was one of the artists selected Peel region school board’s ​ambassador for Wellness Wednesday.

Keira graduated from George Brown's Dance Performance Preparation program and Humber ​Theatre. Keira just concluded her artist residency at Jaberi Dance Theatre exploring a new work ​involving puppetry and Caribbean folk dance for babies and caregivers. Keira performs this spring ​and summer in the upcoming project Riot based on the Christie Pits riot with Hogtown Collective

Keira Marie Forde is an Ontario based, London, Ontario born, professional multi-disciplinary ​creator, performer, and arts educator.

Keira is passionate about creating cross-cultural physical work that explores her connection with ​the Caribbean Canadian community.

Keira's recent performance and creation credits include What's So Funny with Carousel Players, No ​More News for Nancy with Alberta-based company Major Matt Mason Collective, Doomsday vs. ​DreamDay and the Deep Drawer with Theatre Direct

Keira, as an arts facilitator, has worked with over seven different Theatre for Young Audiences ​companies/festivals across Canada and was one of the artists selected Peel region school board’s ​ambassador for Wellness Wednesday.

Keira graduated from George Brown's Dance Performance Preparation program and Humber ​Theatre. Keira just concluded her artist residency at Jaberi Dance Theatre exploring a new work ​involving puppetry and Caribbean folk dance for babies and caregivers. Keira performs this spring ​and summer in the upcoming project Riot based on the Christie Pits riot with Hogtown Collective

Diva Diverse Dance Event

-Photo by Heather Kay

Mouse On the Move TYT Theatre - Photo by Evan Harkkai

What's So Funny Carousel Players - Photo by Lauren Garbutt

Relay by Beats and Intentions for Nuit Blanche

Forest Dreams, Dream in High ​Park Can Stage and Theatre ​Direct

-Photo by Sam Polzin

Keira, as an arts educator, produces and facilitates a wide ​range of programming for youth ages 13 months- 25 years ​old. Her background in sports, dance, and physical theatre ​provides dynamic, high energy workshops.

Keira has worked with organizations such as:

Rose Brampton Theatre

Wee Festival

ECDI

Theatre Direct

Toronto MET Day camps

Shakespeare In Action

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Weston Weekend Circle ​Time


Keira Forde Arts Educator

Afro Caribbean Dance and storytelling workshop with Miss Coco and Djennie Laguerre

6ix Summer popup ​programming team

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Kind
Creations

Art for Little Humans who understand big things

Kind Creations Is Keira's work with youth

Kind Creations has produced workshops and classes for Peel Region ​Wellness Wednesday, The Mabin School and new works of dance theatre.

Kind Creations has a focus on physical literacy, and building creative ​communities through ways of Social Dance, crafting and spoken word and ​sometimes LEGO.

Major Matt Mason Collective

Supported by Major Matt Mason Collective

Story Mentorship by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

No More News for Nancy is a spoken word, movement, and sound-based ​digital performance experiment exploring the connection with 24-hour news ​in marginalized communities.


Nancy is a Gen Z with a millennial cusp, Biracial (Black and White) young ​woman who has a very commited relationship with news, mass media, social ​media, and basically any form of digital media. Nancy incorporates routine ​deep dives down a wormholes of news, conspiracy theories, chat groups, ​Reddit posts etc.


Through spoken word, dance, and music Nancy confronts some serious ​questions. She is not sure she is equipped to deal with it. Her hyper-aware ​fixation on the news has her up till 2 am most nights asking questions like ​“Why do conspiracy theories exist?” “What are the negative themes mass ​media creates when depicting black people?” “What was it like to grow up in ​the generation that was the birth of the digital age?” “What is the obsession ​with 24-hour news?” “How is access to information harmful vs. helpful?” ​“What is it like as a black person to consume news that causes unfathomable ​pain?” Was it the twin towers? The mad cowers? or Tori, that girl who has ​been missing for hours?


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