“Dispelling Darkness” is a two-year project to engage survivors of sexual and domestic Violence, through a series of workshops led by multi-disciplinary artist Sharada Eswar – script, and collaborators Suma Nair – movement, Jasmine Sawant – theatre and Cathy Nosaty – music. Four brave women, Zubda, Dhandevi, Sandy with little Gurtaj
and Sunmeet came together at the Art Gallery of Mississauga to write, to sing, to dance and tell th
eir stories, in their own way. Thanks to a grant awarded to Sampradaya Dance Creations and with the support of the
Punjabi Community Health Services and Case Manager Aman, SAWITRI Theatre Group has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these women and raise awareness of this critical issue. This grant is administered by the Ontario Arts Council on behalf of the Ministry of the Status of Women.