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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 - 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/.

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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/

Location ATB Financial Arts Barns

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