Meet the Artist: Norma Araiza and Olga Barrios

The Meet The Artist series highlights amazing and talented performing arts professionals from diverse backgrounds. 


We’re back with this month’s featured artist. We encourage you to watch these videos with an open mind, and to remember that starting a relationship with an artist can be something smaller than a mainstage show such as inviting them to lead a workshop, sit on a panel, or collaborate with an artist local to you.

Norma Araiza and Olga Barrios are Co-Artistic Directors of Vanguardia Dance Projects, a collective based in Toronto.  They are both part of Gathering Knowledge, Sharing Voices: Touring in the New Normal - a learning community for IBPOC dance and theatre artists. Led by peer mentors Aria Evans and Nova Bhattacharya, this project was designed to give participating artists a chance to build their knowledge and skills around touring and being presented. 

Watch the video here!