Lost in Translation

Distilling hard truths through movement

Jayde Tynes and Liliona Quarmyne would love to bring you into an empowering experience of genuinely participating in community through your own truth-telling and movement.

Lost in Translation invites participants to embrace their truths and live their discomforts through guided movement. The workshop is a three part practice that asks participants to be truth seekers, truth tellers and truth responders. As truth seekers, we use our bodies to help us to discover and delve into our own honest and sometimes uncomfortable truths. As truth tellers, our bodies become tools through which we can share our self-discoveries. As truth responders, we navigate the ways in which our bodies can open us to receive the truths of others while simultaneously expressing our own. The three steps come together to allow us to better understand and support each other’s honesty as a form of liberation. Jayde and Liliona invite you to join them in community to discover ways to harness your ability to speak your truth and to overcome challenges of discomfort, while simultaneously creating space for others to discover truths in themselves and in others.

Lost in Translation is designed for individuals and groups who have experienced barriers to honestly and fully participating in diverse communities due to emotional discomforts that are lost in translation. If you are up for the challenge of liberating your truth, expressing it, and discovering the emotional movement that is within you, then this workshop is for you. Come explore yourself!

Jayde Tynes

Jayde Tynes

Jayde Tynes, born in Nova Scotia, Canada is unapologetically Scotian; meaning she embraces and incorporates her African Nova Scotian and indigenous culture in everything that she does. She has now moved to London, UK and is currently working on producing and hosting her own podcast, focusing on the complexities and connections between persons within the African diaspora.

Jayde is currently the executive director of a non-profit she founded in the spring of 2016 called “The Bridging Bus” which aims to further progress individuals’ capacity for self-determination within the African Nova Scotian community. In addition; she will be attending Kings University in the fall to pursue a Master’s degree in Journalism.  Her passions for life and learning are in the areas of social justice, advocacy journalism, climate justice and internationalism.

The Bridging Bus

Liliona Quarmyne

Liliona Quarmyne

Liliona has an eclectic background and a diverse set of trainings and experiences. As a result, she wears many hats – choreographer, dancer, actor, dance teacher, singer, community organizer, and facilitator. Liliona choreographs and dances across Canada and internationally, including performing with Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, creating with Diane Roberts through the Arrivals Personal Legacy Process, and choreographing for the Noyam African Dance Institute. Drawing on her extensive training in dance, theatre and African Studies, Liliona also creates and performs new works as an independent artist. Her recent pieces include Resonances of a Warrior Boy, We are Every Moment, Dressed in Voices, Tide, Oppression, and Inside-Outside: the Dance of the Box. Having worked in a number of social justice contexts, including her previous experience at the Tatamagouche Centre and her current position at the YWCA, Liliona is also an experienced facilitator in social justice programming.

Liliona believes that the performing arts can play a central role in the empowerment of communities, and in the development of identity. She strives to create art that is provocative, grounded, and deepens our understanding of the human experience.