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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 creators. Founded in 2017 by composer/ performer Quinn Jacobs, the company serves contemporary audiences in Toronto and beyond.
Our Sophomore event took place on the evening of May 5, 2018, in the form of two performances at Arraymusic in Toronto. The programme included one work by Julia Mermelstein (premiere), and one work by Quinn Jacobs (premiere).
The shows featured eight performers – including musicians, dancers, and an actor – as well as lights, electronics, a forest of artificial plants, and a jaw-dropping spread of homemade chocolate truffles and avante garde hummuses. We took our two back-to-back sold out audiences on a journey through CRYSTALLINE meditative states and turbulent battle scenes alike, exploring the nature of dreams, destiny, and reincarnation in the process.
1. Drifting Vividly – Julia Mermelstein
2. Anima Sequentia – Quinn Jacobs
Our inaugural event took place on the evening of October 7, 2017, in the form of two performances at Arraymusic in Toronto. The programme included two works by Sophie Dupuis (including one premiere), and two works by Quinn Jacobs (both premieres).
The shows featured Ten performers telling stories of spirits and ghosts, recounting mystical visions of the future, and reminiscing about the past, Guiding our back-to-back full audiences throuh an expansive multisensory wilderness. Many thanks to the Socan Foundation for their generous support of this event!
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