Hope For Life

Hope For Life

Edmonton / Amiskwaciwâskahikan
15 min | All-ages Pay what you will, starting at $5 CDN Available online & on-demand Sept 24-Oct 3, 2021

Created and performed by award-winning mime Zillur Rahman John


Our lives have been changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This once in a lifetime chapter saw human life filled with struggle, frustration, uncertainty, and fear. However, we will not let this define us as humans, we will not lose hope, and we will continue to fight on for humanity.

Zillur Rahman John is a Bangladeshi Canadian mime and pantomime artist, Director, Teacher, Researcher and Author of mime books. He performed in Commonwealth Games Cultural Festivals SUKUM 98 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. He performed the title character in the production of “The Miraculous Mandarin” at the Winspear Centre, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) in 2015. Author of several Mime and Pantomime books, he has contributed more than 200 articles on Arts and Culture published in the Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Banglapedia), published by the Asiatic Societies of Bangladesh. John received the awards from different international mime and theater festivals in India, Australia, Korea, Japan. In 2009 John was honoured by the City of Edmonton, Canada, with the City of Edmonton Cultural Diversity in the Arts Award.

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