Esie Mensah - Shaw Festival Theatre

Esie Mensah
Movement Director

SHAW 2019: Movement director for The Russian Play and Victory.
(Selected Credits) FOR THE SHAW: movement design, 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt.
ELSEWHERE: choreographer/dancer, The Move, CBC Arts series; for Canadian singer/song-writer Francesco Yates; Pan Am Games “Panamania Victory Celebration”; Rocky Horror Picture Show “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” (2016 remake); Luminato Festival; CHFI “Mornings are a little different”; choreographer/creator, Shades, Zayo, Dancing through Shades (collaborator), CBC Arts documentary; choreographer, Toronto Raptors Halftime Show (2015-19); movement director, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Soulpepper; Venus’ Daughter, Obsidian Theatre.
AWARDS: 100 Accomplished Black Women (2017); 2014 Best Contemporary Dance Act, Black Canadian Awards.

See Esie's work in ...
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The Russian Play

A flower girl falls for a gravedigger. What can go wrong? Look at the title: this is a Russian play. A funny and moving ode to the thrill and danger of love.

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What must one widow do to give her husband a proper burial? Not for the faint of heart, this is the most offensive play you haven’t yet seen.

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