b current has as it's artistic mission to present and support performance works emanating from the Canadian and international Black Diaspora, in order to bring pertinent and exciting creations into the wider performance arts sphere. We achieve this by focusing on the development and presentation of artistic creations by Black artists, training new and emerging artists and, growing audiences from communities where the creativity originates, thrives and regenerates.
About B CURRENT PERFORMING ARTS CO
Founded in 1990 by artist/writer/director ahdri zhina mandiela, the company came into the Toronto theatre spotlight in the summer of 1991 with her "dark diaspora..." in dub at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Incorporated in 1995 and registered as a charity in 2006, b current continues to amass an eclectic group of artists, and ignited the trend of embedding spoken word/movement, sound and visual amalgam which is now commonplace in theatre. b current educates and increases the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by performing in public spaces, seniors' homes, churches, community centres and educational institutions and provides seminars on topics relating to such performances; provides instructional seminars related to the performing and visual arts; produces performing arts festivals for the educating and advancing of the public's understanding and appreciation of performing arts; and to educate artists through participation in such festivals and related workshops.