I am aruna antonella Handa


I sing, compose, write, and create theatre and installations. My theatrical work is influenced by Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed. I was born and grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, singing in chapel and school choirs in the region. Since then, I've had the chance to collaborate with some amazing musicians, artists and producers here in Canada as well as in the US and the UK. I studied music for a year or so at McGill, before switching to philosophy, and since then my studies in music have been largely informal and with individual musicians rather than with institutions. My work tends to be participatory, sometimes so much so that boundaries between artists and audience can smudge into nothingness or even invert. I love connection be it through music, literature, poetry, food … . I found the chance to combine many of these in the Future Food Salons. For more on my work in food, please see This fall (2017) I begin work on an album of original compositions, containing song cycles Bones and Addicts, which will be released in 2018 (with a little luck).
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(Photo credits below (L-R): AAH, Geoffrey Bendz, Bendz, Cher Knightingale.)



AAH performances



SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30/17 7pm to Sunday October 1/17 7am
nuit blanche toronto
51 grosvenor street
(btwn queen's park and bay)

I am trying to make the tranzac's open stage on monday nights a regular thing.





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Early works-in-progress versions of some songs. This fall, I start work on an album of original material, tentatively called Of Bones & Addicts.