DIVERSITY & ACCESSIBILITY IN CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE

By creating more opportunities for women in classical performance, The Tiger's Hearts Collective aims to redefine the term "classical" as an inclusive and accessible tradition of theatrical excellence.

 

"CLASSICAL" IS DIVERSE

This company defines "Classical Performance" as any creative work that explores universal truths and is inspired by epic, historical or foundational narratives from any culture and shared in any performative expression. This diversity is purposefully inclusive in order to confront the harmful exclusivity of the European classical canon. 

 

"WOMEN" IS INCLUSIVE

This company defines "Women" as inclusive of ALL women, be they cisgender, transgender, queer, womb-bearing or not. We are constantly learning how best to welcome women of all experiences and we are committed to use inclusive vocabulary. Right now, our on-going conversations with community members encourage us to use the term "women" rather than "female-identifying", which implies chosen womanhood, when really, choice almost always has nothing to do with it. We want to learn more about how we can welcome in non-binary and gender-non-conforming folks who want to create in a space that centres female experiences. We are committed to keeping this conversation going and we'd love to hear from you!