Natalie Dewan of Ontario Presents interviewed Spy for their Spotlight Series about his work decolonizing in the performing arts.
Author: Unsettled Scores
As we moved into week two of our Mskomini Giizis Residency with Native Earth Performing Arts we were very excited to begin working with our director, Moynan King, and our designers Jay Havens (sets), Samay Arcentales Cajas (projections) and Kinoo Arcentales (costumes), as well as our stage manager, Heather Kilner!
As a team we’re having a great time teasing out the dramatic and comedic elements of this opera, as well as envisioning how it could be presented in a full production. We are thankful for everyone’s contributions as they fearlessly explore the work and experiment with us.
Week three will start to incorporate the instruments, as well as the design elements which, until now, have been in the planning and conceptualizing stages!
We have just finished our first week of the Mskomini Giizis Residency at Native Earth Performing Arts, and are so thankful to be able to work with such amazing musicians (and dogs)! Next week we will start working with director Moynan King, as well as our design team and stage manager on integrating the non-musical aspects of this opera.
Rehearsals are underway for our new work, Contraries: a chamber requiem. We are have an amazing time working with the incredibly talented singers and instrumentalists, some of whom have come quite a distance to perform with us!