these are not harmless girls
these are women with powerful spirits and talents to match
who have cut their paths through the world with their words
in their own inimitable ways
Five inspired and inspiring women who are all in their own distinct ways dazzling on-stage.
The FVA loves women who bring a certain intensity, power and generosity to the stage. After the enormous success of last year’s show, the second Body and Soul features five inspired and inspiring women.
Don’t miss Jamaican-born activist dub poet Lillian Allen, who’s back in Toronto after a stint in New York. With her rhythmic and declamatory vocal style and her strong personality, she is the embodiment of the artist. Also on the lineup are the powerful Motion in Poetry from Toronto, a dynamo who balances irony and wry observations with great emotion; the fabulous Sheri-D Wilson from Calgary, poet, playwright, performer, director, producer, and artistic director of the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival: nicknamed “The Mama of Dada,” Sheri is internationally known for her free spirit and jazz approach; Karen Young, with her amazing voice and a life that has been guided by curiosity and boldness; and dancer Lin Snelling, another great Montreal artist, who will join Karen Young for the first time, accompanied by bass player Éric Auclair.