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Spoken Word, Also At the Arts Barns, Dance - SkirtsAfire 2021

Body of Words

Ballet Edmonton and SkirtsAfire Festival are pleased to present Body of Words. This debut collaboration brings together poetry, music and dance to awaken all your senses as some of Edmonton’s finest artists expose a common language to explore the challenges in living in a continually changing and temperamental body. Featuring Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Nisha Patel, multilingual poet and spoken word artist Medgine Mathurin, and the incredible Ballet Edmonton with choreography by Karissa Barry. Seating is limited, secure your tickets to this must-see event now! WebsitesSkirtsAfire: skirtsafire.comBallet Edmonton: balletedmonton.ca Event Type: Dance, poetry/spoken word

Location ATB Financial Arts Barns

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Also At the Arts Barns - Also at the Barns in 2020

Convergence

Although the future of performing art remains a mystery, one thing is certain: dance will still find its way to you, as Edmonton’s Good Women Dance Collective returns to the stage this December with CONVERGENCE 2020! December 3 - 5, 2020 at 8 pm (MT)La Cité Francophone (8627-91 Street)and online broadcast The collective’s annual show, which kicks off the 2020/21 season, highlights two works from different performers, both local and national. This year, Sasha Kleinplatz, Montréal-based contemporary dancer and co-founder of Wants&Needs Danse, will be joining Good Women with a newly commissioned piece. Together, Sasha and the Good Women will delve into what and why they love and have loved dance. They will investigate their personal dance histories in relationship to questions of memory, consent, and joy. CONVERGENCE 2020 will also feature a performance by Saddle Lake Cree Nation fancy dancer Dustin Stamp. In addition to hosting an intimate in-person performance, which will adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols as per AHS guidelines, Good Women Dance Collective will be broadcasting the event online. Website: goodwomen.ca

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Also At the Arts Barns - SkirtsAfire 2021

Makings of a Voice

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman's story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told. Written and performed by Dana WylieFeaturing Christine Hanson on cello, Kirsten Elliott on flute and Billie Zizi on guitarDirected by Vanessa SabourinSet, Props, Costume Design & Projection Co-Design by Elise CM JasonLighting Design & Projection Co-Design by T. Erin GruberDramaturgy by Ellen Havard Special Events/Discounts Pay What You Can performance on Tuesday, March 9 (contact boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca to book or purchase in-person at event, subject to availability) Book your group of 6 or more for only $20/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $18/ticket (plus applicable fees)! For more information including cast and crew bios, visit https://skirtsafire.com/event/makings-of-a-voice/2021-03-05/.

Location ATB Financial Arts Barns

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Also At the Arts Barns - Also at the Barns in 2020

Pet Photos with Mrs. Claus

Edmontonians are encouraged to bring their dog or cat to Old Strathcona for a holiday photo with Drag Mrs. Claus. Pets and owners will be separated from Mrs. Claus by a COVID-friendly plexiglass barrier to keep everyone safe and looking great. Tickets are free, but there will not be walk-up opportunities so please RSVP ahead of time. Website: https://oldstrathcona.ca/holiday/

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Also At the Arts Barns - SkirtsAfire 2021

She, the River

Multilingual and multigenerational poetry film showcases female poets and storytellers. Join us for a showing of the film followed by a talkback. Rayanne Haines—local author, poet, and 2019 Edmonton Artist Trust Fund recipient—premieres her new film, She, the River, to a live audience on International Women’s Day at SkirtsAfire Festival! This breathtaking poetry film features the voices of eight powerhouse Edmonton female poets of various ages and cultural backgrounds. The film began as a theatre production scheduled to be staged in March, but was put on hold due to regulations around COVID-19. However, with the steadfast belief that audiences needed these voices sooner than later, Haines and the poets reimagined the production as a film, and recorded it over the last few months. The film, through a form of braided poetry, explores the poets’ upbringings, identity stories, and family journeys. Together, they share what it means to be here, in this place—what it means to be a woman in this city. “By entwining our journeys together in film,” says producer Rayanne Haines, “we invite viewers to embrace our diverse histories and all our complexities as women.” Talkback participantsShelaine Sparrow – HostRayanne Haines – Producer and PoetPierrette Requier – PoetTitilope Sonuga – Poet Website: https://skirtsafire.com/event/she-the-river-film-talkback/

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Online - Also at the Barns in 2020

Think Right Go Left

The collective’s annual show Convergence, which kicks off the 2020/21 season is now available online. Montréal-based contemporary dancer and co-founder of Wants&Needs Danse, joined Good Women and created a newly commissioned piece Think Right to Go Left. Together, Sasha and the Good Women will delve into what and why they love and have loved dance. They will investigate their personal dance histories in relationship to questions of memory, consent, and joy. Broadcast - December 10, 11, 12ASL interpreted Broadcast - January 14, 15, 16Described Video Broadcast - January 21, 22, 23Closed captioning will be available for all broadcasts These tickets are for the online screening of Think Right Go Left. A link will be sent to you before the performance begins.

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