The Company

Din of Shadows is an experimental music-theatre company focused on works inhabiting the space between sound and movement.  We are a collection of creators and performers from the worlds of music, dance, and theatre dedicated to the development and production of genre-bending works by Canadian artists.  Founded in 2017 by composer/ performer Quinn Jacobs, the company serves contemporary audiences in Toronto and beyond.
Our inaugural event featured ten performers (Musicians, dancers, and conductor) telling stories of spirits and ghosts, recounting mystical visions of the future, and reminiscing about the past over the course of four pieces.  We took over Arraymusic for a night and made magic for two back-to-back full houses, guiding our audiences through an expansive multisensory wilderness.
Information about our second event below.

Din of Shadows II

Our Sophomore event will take place on the evening of May 5, in the form of two performances at Arraymusic in Toronto.  The programme will include one work by Quinn Jacobs (premiere), and one work by Julia Mermelstein (premiere).

DETAILS

Location: Arraymusic (155 Walnut Ave.)
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Times: 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 Online / $15 offline

COLLABORATORS

QUINN JACOBS – COMPOSER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
JULIA MERMELSTEIN – COMPOSER / ORGANIZER
ANGELA BLUMBERG – DANCER / CHOREOGRAPHER
BO LAM – DANCER
SAHARA MORIMOTO – DANCER
MICHAEL RUDERMAN – ACTOR
Olivia Shortt – Saxophone
Emilie Gelinas-Noble – Violin
Markéta Ornova – Piano
Jonny Smith – Percussion

Din of Shadows I

Our inaugural event took place on the evening of October 7, in the form of two performances at Arraymusic in Toronto.  The programme included two works by Quinn Jacobs (both premieres), and two works by Sophie Dupuis (including one premiere). Many thanks to the Socan Foundation for their generous support of this event!

PROGRAMME

Visions I – Quinn Jacobs
Poveglia – Sophie Dupuis
Known Territories – Sophie Dupuis
Genesis Lumina – Quinn Jacobs

COLLABORATORS

quinn jacobs – composer / performer / Art. Dir.
sophie dupuis – Composer / organizer
john maize – producer
angela blumberg – choreography / dance
Brianna Clarke – CHOREOGRAPHY / DANCE
Margaux Labossière – Choreography / Dance
NICK TOYNE – VOCALS
Victor Alibert – CLARINET
David Dias da Silva – CLARINET
Émilie Fortin – TRUMPET
JONNY SMITH – PERCUSSION
evan lamberton – cello
Erinn Acland – Poster & Programme Art
Kelley Mitchell – Video
Rajen Mistry – Lights
August Murphy-King – Sound
Kris Magnuson – Stage Hand / Front of House
Roydon Tse – Stage Hand / Front of House