Join us for Inose / Field Trip, a 25-minute sound walk created by the award-winning Anishinaabe-Ojibwe playwright Yolanda Bonnell and Dr. Jesse Popp, a Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science at the University of Guelph. Inose [Ee-no-say] means to walk in a certain way, to a certain place. Commissioned by Imagining Climates (a project of the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research) and in collaboration with the Arboretum with support from the College of Arts, Inose / Field Trip encourages participants to connect with their surroundings, awakening curiosity and the potential for new relationships in the natural world. Produced and dramaturged by Natasha Greenblatt, with soundscapes by Dawn Matheson.
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Before you begin, please read or listen to these instructions
Inose / Field Trip can be experienced anywhere in the world, along a quiet trail through the forest, navigating the sidewalks of a big city, or strolling or rolling down a country road. If possible, we invite you to listen while you move with us in a safe, outdoor space. If that is not possible, you can listen at home and use your imagination. There is no wrong path!
A few tips to help you prepare for your journey:
- Bring a bottle of water. It’s important to stay hydrated.
- Grab a hat, put on sunscreen, wear a raincoat or a warm sweater. Your comfort is a priority.
- Take breaks as needed.
- Use whatever senses are available to you.
- When you’re ready to start, plug in your headphones and press the button that says Begin.
- Thank you for joining us!
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About Yolanda Bonnell
Yolanda Bonnell (she/they) is a Queer Two-Spirit Anishinaabe-Ojibwe, South Asian and Scottish performer, playwright and multidisciplinary creator and educator. Originally from Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario (Superior Robinson Treaty territory), her art practice is now based in Tkarón:to. She is Co-Artistic Leader of manidoons collective that she runs with Michif (Métis) artist, Cole Alvis. In February 2020, Yolanda’s four-time Dora-nominated solo show bug was remounted at Theatre Passe Muraille, while the published version was shortlisted for a Governor General Literary Award. She is also a part of Factory Theatre’s The Bedrock Creator’s Initiative, where her play Scanner continues to be developed. Bonnell has performed at the Stratford Festival, the NAC, Persephone Theatre and was nominated for a Dora award for her performance in Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin/ Gállábártnit. She was also the Indigenous Artist recipient of the Jayu Arts for Human Rights Award and has taught at schools like York University and Sheridan College. Bonnell proudly bases her practice on land-based creation, drawing on energy and inspiration from the earth and her ancestors.