We had some great responses for Something To Say last week. With four sold out shows, we were very pleased with the responses of those who attended. Pictures and videos to come 😉
Did you attend? Feel free to add your feedback in the comments!
Here are the reviews:
“Wow! Just got home from the dance production “Something to Say” at Vertigo Theatre. Fantastic! Powerful, emotionally evocative. I was in tears. The subjects of poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, human trafficking, hopelessness and vulnerability were addressed in a very straightforward and brutally honest dialogue. Very worthwhile.” – friend of a dancer in the show
“I felt it was thought provoking, and that the overall performance touched on a lot of areas of poverty in really moving ways. Greg’s section of text blew my mind though and I am still moved by what he said!” – Chantal Gardner, Project Company Artistic Director
“Thank you so much for hosting such an impactful event. The performance was inspiring, emotional and thought provoking. The dancers were well prepared and performed every move with conviction and passion. I really enjoyed the transitions between the dances and was really impressed by the quality of the speakers and their chosen speeches. You created a seamless event. I thought the panel went really well. Thank you for offering this opportunity for non-for-profits working with poverty to talk about the work that they do. It is so easy to ignore poverty but events like this bring it all into perspective for Calgarians. On behalf of the YWCA and our clients thank you for your support and making a difference in their lives.” – Joanna Domes of the YWCA
“THE SHOW LEFT ME SPEACHLESS; IT WAS BOTH BEAUTFUL AND HEART WRENCHING. IT WAS VERY REAL. THE PERFORMANCE SHOWED BOTH THE BEAUTY AND THE UGLY OF POVERTY AND EXCESS..” – Jordan Hamilton, Manager of External Relations, Calgary Drop In Centre.
“It was great seeing so many young people getting passionate about poverty and injustice, and expressing that passion through an entertaining and unique medium.” – Lydia Nutbrown, The Mustard Seed
“I loved it!!!!! I loved the concept, the show was beautiful and effective in meaningfully connecting the audience with the issues. The dancing was just incredible! I thought the panel was a brilliant idea. It was a great way to be light and salt to the world. Thanks so much for inviting us to be part of it.” – Celina Laforet, Sonshine Community Services
“I thought the show was powerful. Positive messaging was strong to those who may not have given much thought to poverty in our city and their own lives.” – Aaryn Bryant, Salvation Army
“The show was excellent! It provoked thoughts not only about the poverty in our world and its different forms, but also the poverty of the soul that we all can experience in different ways. ” – random audience member
“I thought that the show was great. It told great stories and the topics were presented in a thought provoking manner. I think that raising awareness is really important because while we can’t fix the problem on our own, we can raise awareness that can become compassion to change things.” – friend of a dancer in the show
“The show was powerful! Impacting and evoking emotion.” – Tanya Power of Brown Baggin’ It For Kids