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Grand Acts of Theatre

Shifting Verse

Prismatic Arts Festival (Halifax, NS)
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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