|Undudgery meets with people who have amazing jobs. Some people work to play while other live to work the jobs they love. We find out the history of the job, how they got it, and all the awesome things about having it.|
NAME: EVA VERITY
JOB: ARTISTIC PRODUCER
COMPANY: MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX
Explain what Mammalian Diving Reflex is.
Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere. We started as a theatre company, but since 2006 we’ve been making what we call ‘social acupuncture’- community-based events and performances that happen beyond the walls of the theatre, and collaborate with members of the community as participants. We work with children and youth with a focus on children’s rights, with seniors, new immigrant communities, (and everyone else) in Toronto and around the world. We want to bring strangers together in unconventional ways to engage, challenge and entertain them, to shake things up, challenge power hierarchies and social norms. Our most well-known project is called Haircuts by Children, where we teach 8 year-olds to cut hair, rent a salon, and then the kids give free haircuts to adults.