Identity: A Song Cycle

By Against the Grain Theatre (other events)

Sun, Oct 23 2022 8:00 PM EDT Sun, Apr 23 2023 11:59 PM EDT

An artistic exploration of Self

In early June 2020, Torontonian and baritone Elliot Madore opened up on social media about his struggles with “unabashedly expressing [his] identity” as a biracial person.

AtG Artistic Director Joel Ivany and Elliot Madore came together to find a way to present to the Canadian arts community the universal themes behind Madore’s moving Instagram post. In collaboration with genre-bending composer Dinuk Wijeratne and acclaimed poet Shauntay Grant, AtG and Madore will present a song cycle that sets new and original Canadian poetry to music that fuses classical music with an array of influences.

The culmination of this collaboration is a film: the songs woven together with personal stories from Elliot's life.

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