SkirtsAfire 2016 Festival Launch

We had an incredible turn out at our Festival Launch on April 29, 2016. We shared sneak peeks from some of the very many talented acts you will see at this year’s festival. Be sure to plan your festival experience now – this year’s festival is not one to be missed! All photos care of Mat Simpson.

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Our amazing Skirt Design Competition Celebrity Judges: CBC’s Portia Clark, Edmonton-Strathcona MP Linda Duncan, our 2016 Honourary Skirt Marguerite Trussler, and the Edmonton Journal’s Liz Nicholls.

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Our first place contestant, and this year’s official skirt design, Jane Kline’s Skirt of Amour.

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Dancer, choreographer and collective artist with Good Women, Ainsley Hillyard, sharing an excerpt of her Words Unzipped collaboration.

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The incredibly talented Kimberley MacGregor!

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Our 2016 Honourary Skirt, Marguerite Trussler.

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All of our talented Skirt Design competition finalists and their models. Such talent, heart, inspiration and strength in each design!

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The real star of the show – Opus the dog!

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Our second place skirt design, title Serpentine, created by our youngest competitor Phoenix Lewis.

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The incredibly talented & divine Adrianne Salmon!

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An excerpt from our mainstage theatre production, Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams. Directed by John Hudson featuring Amber Lewis & Liana Shannon.

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They’re funny, they’re talented, and they’re not afraid to get a little raunchy! The Dirrty Show ripping up our launch stage!

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Emily MadDonald & Tegan Bowers’ video installation as part of the “Collaborations In: Public Identities & Private Selves” visual art exhibit at the Nina Haggerty Gallery.

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