Junha's Planet

Junha's Planet

  • Friday, October 18, 6:00 PM
AGO

317 Dundas St. W
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Accessible Venue, ASL Interpreted, Open Captions, Relaxed Performance

Hyung-sook Hong / 2018 / Korean with English Subtitles / South Korea / 108 min / Canadian Premiere

Junha is a 4th grader who doesn’t make friends easily. Afraid he will attack or spit on them, his classmates keep their distance. Junha’s teachers spend most of their time with Junha trying to discipline him or simply understand why he behaves the way he does. But Junha lives on the Autism spectrum: he has little to no control over his impulses. Concerned parents of Junha’s peers question whether he should be educated in the same environment as their kids. While the school advocates for Autism awareness and encourages children to support Junha, many lose their patience. Including Junha. Junha’s Planet is a quiet and powerful observational documentary that addresses some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of disability and education.

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Autism in Ontario 

After experiencing Junha’s Planet and the realities of autism education in South Korea, join a panel of educators, parents and advocates to discuss the current state of autism spectrum disorder support in Ontario. How can we support those living on the spectrum as well as the families and educators here at home?

PANELISTS

Kat
Singer
Moderator
Esther
Rhee
National Program Director of Autism Speaks Canada
Azed
Majeed
Parent & Autism Activist
Jen
Hieminga
New Haven Autism representative
CO-PRESENTERS

ALSO OF INTEREST

Retrospekt (Retrospect)

19 OCTOBER 2019

PSYCHOSIS

11, 12, 17, 18, 20 OCTOBER 2019

PSYCHOSIS

PSYCHOSIS

  • Friday, October 11, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 12, 6:30 PM with post-show Q&A
  • Thursday October 17, 9:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18, 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 20, 2:00 PM
Workman Arts Theatre

651 Dufferin St
Toronto

ACCESSIBILITY

Workman Arts Theatre has stairs up from the street into the building and into the theatre and stairs down to the washrooms.

ASL and live captioning provided for the October 12 post-show discussion.

Choreographed by Ronald Taylor / Ronald Taylor Dance / 60 min

GENRE: DANCE

PSYCHOSIS is inspired by the investigation of Ronald’s mental health episode in Canada and pulls into the present to explore an awareness of adversity, reconciliation and resilience. By connecting relationships between disability, environment and the human spirit, PSYCHOSIS seeks to explore the trauma and ongoing challenges of mental health, while dealing with bouts of darkness, depression and the human psyche.

Choreographer: Ronald Taylor
Performers: Michael Mortley, Kelly La Juenesse, Anthony ‘Prime’ Guerra and Emilie Jabouin

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PSYCHOSIS Process

After the show on October 12, join the cast members to discuss the intricacies of creating and performing Ronald Taylor’s PSYCHOSIS. Through an inter-sectional lens, performers and audience members will have the chance to further reflect together on the performance and the insight that it provides.

PANELISTS

Kevin A.
Ormsby
Moderator
Michael
Mortley
Performer
Kelly
La Juenesse
Performer
Anthony 'Prime'
Guerra
Performer
Emilie
Jabouin
Performer
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