Esie Mensah

On the Ground

Konversations on Colour: A Report

By Collette Murray

While anticipating a new decade of growth and possibilities, the dance community came to an unprecedented halt in March 2020. But under COVID-19 restrictions, an even greater emergence impacts the emotional well-being, spirits, safety and livelihoods of Black people: Anti-Black racism.

Esie Mensah / Image courtesy of the presenter
Esie Mensah

Working Intersections in Dance and Theatre

Talk | Conférence

Toronto ON
February 19 février 2019
6:30 | 18:30
Dance Theatre, All


The Roots and Realities of Colourism

Esie Mensah’s Shades: What is Colour? By Collette Murray

Rooted in the fractured phenomenon of shadeism or colourism, Shades: What is Colour? engages with the discrimination deeply embedded in global communities of colour.

Esie Mensah's Shades / Photo by Dahlia Katz
Esie Mensah


Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
September 27-30 septembre 2018

Mafa Makhubalo / Photo courtesy of Anandam Dancetheatre
Mafa Makhubalo, Diana Lopez, Esie Mensah

Contemporaneity 1.0

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 12-15 octobre 2017
7:30 | 19:30

Battle, presented by TUDS, at DanceWeekend'17 : Photo courtesy of Dance Ontario.jpg

Developing and Showcasing Dance in Ontario

Two recent events in Toronto allowed the Ontario dance community to come together to support and mentor the next generation of dancers while also showcasing the diversity of the current dance scene in the province.

Esie Mensah / Photo provided by the presenter
Esie Mensah

Afro-Fusion Workshop with Esie Mensah and The Black Stars

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
February 4-11 février 2017
Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 @ 1:15 & 4:45
African, Dancehall, Contemporary

Company Hataw / Photo by Ken Dobbs


Coming together to decolonize dance space By Aparita Bhandari

Brandy Leary and Soraya Peerbaye launch a project looking to make understandings of contemporary dance performance more inclusive and diverse.

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