One magical moment.
For an evening, the Prismatic Arts Festival made the city of Halifax its stage. Imagine a world-class pianist projected onto one of downtown Halifax’s oldest buildings, while on the ground, dancers move to powerful poetry that is resounding throughout the historic square.
In this performance, some of Atlantic Canada's leading Indigenous artists and artists of colour come together to weave a profound tapestry of spoken word, dance, music, multimedia, and live performance.
At a time where we are acutely aware of movements and conversations taking place around us, while reflecting on our own personal journeys, we need to begin changing the narrative. – Shifting Verse.
Shifting Verse was performed for a live audience on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Halifax, NS. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.
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Producer: Raeesa Lalani
Composer, Musician: Dinuk Wijeratne
Script / Poetry Reading: Clyde A. Wray
Choreographer, Dancer: Liliona Quarmyne
Performance Producer: Garry Williams
Technical Director: Michael Mader
Assistant Producer (training): Kelly Li
Music: Dinuk Wijeratne, Skratch Bastid, The Afiara Quartet
Dancers: Susanne Chui, Brandon Skeete, Jayla James, Abady Alzahrani, Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis
Production Designers: Michael Mader, Raeesa Lalani
Lighting Director: Terry Rice
Video Projections: RPM Productions, Oakar Myint
Projection Colourist: Anna Shepard
Audio Mixing: Gary Tulk
Video Production: Mirror Image Media
Graphic Design: Alix Wilson