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Body of Words

March 14, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for students/seniors (plus applicable fees) and on sale now. Click here to purchase!
*Festival Passes available now (Save up to $12!)

Sunday, March 7 @ 7pm | Monday, March 8 @ 7pm | Sunday, March 14 @ 1:30pm

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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!


Ariana Barr
Paula Cobo Botello
Allison Lang
Yoko Kanomata
Diego Ramalho
Matthew Klippenstein
Bryce Taylor

Ain Tominaga
Madison Dewart

Dorrie Deutschendorf, Lighting Designer | Stage Manager

Featuring Poets

Nisha Patel

Medgine Mathurin

*TRAILER* “Body of Words”
Video and choreography by Karissa Barry, performances by Ballet Edmonton Company, poetry by Nisha Patel.

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March 14, 2021
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Westbury Theatre, Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada
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780 409 1910

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SkirtsAfire respectfully acknowledges that we are telling stories on the traditional and ancestral homeland of diverse Indigenous peoples including Nehiyawak (Cree), Metis, Inuit, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, who have lived and travelled through this place thousands of years before us. We are all treaty people and as settlers to Treaty 6 Territory, which is also home to Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we are striving to better listen, understand and learn from the Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. We respect and celebrate the languages, history and culture of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich this vibrant community here in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, and at SkirtsAfire.