May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Théâtre Cercle Molière / Synonym Art Consultation (Winnipeg, MB)

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Theatre Dance

With Intramural.e, we will transform a local outdoor basketball court into a colourful work of contemporary street art in order to serve as a temporary performance venue for various types of competitive dance styles, including Indigenous Powwow, queer ballroom, and hip-hop categories.

This interdisciplinary act of theatre reclaims and honours public community space, highlighting competitive performance styles that have been policed and suppressed in the past, while increasing access to the performing arts in the process.

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Twelve of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online.

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  • Executive Director, TCM Geneviève Pelletier
  • Artistic Coordinator, TCM Anna-Laure Koop
  • Technical Director, TCM Miguel Fortier
  • Communications, TCM Maxine Robert
  • Artistic Directors, Event Managers, Synonym Chloe Chafe, Andrew Eastman
  • Communications, Synonym Joy K. Balmana
  • Mentorship Leader Andrew Sannie, Anthony Sannie, Grape Experiential
  • Video Director Jen Doerksen, BNB Studios
  • Videographers Buio Assis, Quincy Houdayer, BNB Studios
  • Graphic Design, Muralist Peatr Thomas
  • Drag Curator Levi Foy, Prairie Sky
  • Choreographer Maribeth Tabanera, Kilusan
  • Sound Designer Felix Azuka Idigbe
  • Lighting Design Jonathan James, Red Rover Entertainment
  • Mural Team Nadya Crossman, Jonato Dalayon, Bram Keast, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Joseph Pilapil, Pink Panda (Cathleen Hues), Matea Radic, Daniel Ross, Maison Smith
  • Costume Conception Liliane Lavack
  • Hip Hop Dancers Marvin Joseph Barawid, Victoria Exconde, Shaqueel Lawrence, Marian Morskyi, Leticia Spence, Maribeth "Kilusan" Tabanera
  • Jig Dancers Ryan Richard / Sandi Bay, Rainbow Tornadoes
  • Powwow Dancers Christy Bird, Kyle Copenace, Edward Daniels, Angeline Nelson, Gayle Pruden
  • Drag Performers Breyanna Burlesque, Vida Lamour, Bambi Rey, Prairie Sky, Anita Stallion, Feather Talia
  • Safety Officers Brenden Gali, Renu Kanda, Monique LaPlante
  • Event Photographers Buio Assis, Jen Doerksen, Quincy Houdayer, Noelle Sagher
  • Event Support Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (Lassana Traoré), Peg City Car Co-op, United Rentals
  • Financial Officers, TCM Akoete Joel Apelete, Ginette Caron
  • Swampy Cree Translation Virginia Skye
  • French Translation Lorraine Forbes