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January 8th, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax NS

Part of Upstream Music Associations "Open Waters 2016

Janice Isabel Jackson - Singer, Producer

with The Voice Dancers, a new female improvisation choir

PROTEST is a new Vocalypse Productions program of rarely heard compositions and new works that speak out against injustice.  Included in the program is avant-garde composer Luigi Nono’s The Illuminated Factory, which highlights the dismal condition of factory workers in 1950s Italy.  Also included is a world premiere by American feminist composer Rachel Devorah Trapp for soprano and improvisation choir, which focuses on the work of one of England’s best known suffragettes, Ethel Smyth.  PROTEST features soprano Janice Isabel Jackson and The Voice Dancers, her newly formed group of female improvisers.

The Voice Dancers are: Maureen Batt, Sheila Hunt, Karen Robinson, Rebecca Crewe, Elizabeth Eve, Shelly Meisner, Jackie Dunsworth, Barbara Lounder, and Fiona Ryan

Part of Upstream Music Association's OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL 2016'
For a Full Line - Up go to: www.upstreammusic.org

Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax NS
Tickets $25 / $20 (students / seniors)
Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office
902.494.3820 or toll free 800.874.1669
Online at artscentre.dal.ca

Generously supported by and inassociation with The Canada Council for the Art, Canadian Heritage, Halifax Regional Municipality, Etc. Press, Arts Nova Scotia, The Province of Nova Scotia, The SOCAN Foundation, Dalhousie University, Lyle Tilley Davidson, Symphony Nova Scotia, The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, Halifax Music Co-op, suddenlyLISTEN, Canadian Federation of Musicians, The Craig Foundation, and the Upstream Music Association