The Queen and Her Inner Batlles

Relive a night of triumph, dancing, and COLOUR! The Queen and Her Inner Battles was a flashmob performance inspired by the work of mural artist Jacqueline Comrie Garrido which explored the complexities of dealing with mental health struggles.

The flashmob took place at four different locations in Toronto on October 5th, 2019 on the night of Nuit Blanche. This interactive performance invited spectators to watch The Queen engage with the characters in her mind and overcome negative emotions. In the end, they are invited to join in a celebratory dance as The Queen conquers her inner battles and finds happiness.

This project was a long time in the making with many hours dedicated to costume design and rehearsals, and we’re so grateful for our amazing team that made it happen: Julian Carvajal, Producer; Diseiye Thompson, Lead Designer; Victoria Mata Soledad, Lead Choreographer; Rick Lazar, Lead Percussionist, Samba Squad

We acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, @Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, Toronto Arts Council & Delta Bingo and Gaming for this project.

Special Thanks to the Embassy of Panama in Canada, Consulate of Panama in Toronto, Ozery Family Bakery, Scadding Court Community Centre, TD Latinos in Leadership Volunteers #TDVolunteers #Volunteers #CreativeYouth #ArtStarters