Dusk Dances 2022 Production Team

 

 

Nazerah Carlisle

Stage Manager, Touring

 

Nazerah Carlisle (she/her) is a multidisciplinary Tkaronto-based artist and recent graduate of Performance Production at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has a passion for stage management, design, and writing. Selected credits: Stage Manager, Spring Awakening (TMU), Stage Manager, The Seagull (TMU), Apprentice Stage Manager, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Set Designer, I and You (Terra Firma) Costume Designer, Echo (Edmonton Fringe & Terra Firma), Costume Designer, Another Birthday at the Buffet (Hamilton Fringe), Co-Director and Designer, Constellations (Precipice Productions).

 

 

 

Dimitra Chronopoulos

Volunteer Coordinator, Withrow Park

 

Dimitra Chronopoulos enjoys working with others to create value and beauty, in objects and experiences. As a freelance editor, she works with non-profit organizations, foundations, and publishers on everything from annual reports to online courses. As a volunteer teacher and program director at her church, she attempts to inform and inspire through actions as much as words. Her own commitment to volunteering includes stints as a narrator and technician in the recording studio of the CNIB and as program chair of the Toronto branch of Editors Canada.

 

 

 

Nicole Genge

Production & Technical Manager, Touring & Withrow Park

 

Nicole Genge is an emerging designer and technician. She recently graduated from Sheridan College’s Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry Program. There she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Production for her final year. Nicole also had the Highest Overall Academic Average in her class during her first two years of study. She is thankful to all her teachers that helped her grow during her time there. Since graduation Nicole has been working for IATSE Local 58 as a lighting technician and for the CBC as a stagehand. She also just finished an apprenticeship at the Shaw Festival as a lighting technician. On top of working as a technician Nicole has been broadening her skills as a designer through independent creation.

 

 

 

Melanie Hall

Stage Manager, Withrow Park

 

Melanie is a Toronto-based stage manager and works regularly in both English and French. She graduated with honours from the Ryerson Theatre School’s Performance Production program and completed a stage management short course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Most recently, Hall completed her ninth season at Théâtre français de Toronto where she is a production manager and stage manager. In addition to her experience in theatre, dance, and opera, Hall was on the stage management teams for the ceremonies at the 2017 Invictus Games and the 2015 PanAm and ParapanAm Games.

 

 

 

 

 

Emerson Kafarowski

Lighting Designer, Withrow Park

 

Emerson Kafarowski (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist and emerging Lighting Designer based in Tkaronto, Canada. A graduate of the Toronto Metropolitan University Performance Production + Design program, they’ve worked on performances and workshops in a variety of genres, including dance, theatre, opera, and live music. Dedicated to life-long learning, Emerson gravitates towards projects that explore the richness and complexity of diverse human experiences, in which important (yet often silenced) voices of the past and present are uplifted. She has the pleasure of working with many inspiring artists and companies, including Amplified Opera, BoucharDanse, Citadel + Compagnie, Fall For Dance North Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and Venusfest. Other projects include EMRSN x EOS, an open-source project designed to bring unique financially accessible and portable lighting control devices to emerging artists, companies, and site-specific performances.

 

 

 

 

 

Chin Palipane

Technician, Withrow Park

 

Bio to come.

 

 

 

 

Zuri Skeete

Volunteer Coordinator, Touring & Withrow Park

 

Zuri Skeete is an emerging multidisciplinary dance artist who currently studies Dance at York University. Zuri is a performer, choreographer, and teacher with a heavy focus on improvisation and contemporary dance. She has had the opportunity of working with artists such as David Norsworthy, Syreeta Hector, Tracey Norman, and Susan Lee. Most recently, Zuri choreographed and performed a commissioned piece for Toes for Dance’s Common Ground Festival and just premiered a new dance film for Bloom 2022. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of The Meaningful Movement which aims to create spaces, events and conversations for all artists and art lovers. Zuri is constantly striving to explore her identity and movement aesthetic, persistently questioning if she can go deeper in everything she works on. She is excited to be working alongside the Dusk Dances team this season.

 

 

 

 

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