Launching a new initiative of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op!!
We will be capturing the live performances of the selected artists and streaming it live on the 25th of September! We will stream on The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op page, the Artist’s Pages and right here!
This allows the artists to still be seen by many eyes, on many platforms!
This allows the artists to have access to the raw and edited content after their show!
Nat Chantel (NAT CHANTEL)
Themes of home, silence; containment and belonging recur in the body of my art. Through subtle movements and repeated actions, I explore repercussions of contact and it’s relationship to being silenced, with the intention to give space for connection and healing.
As an interdisciplinary artist, my medium of expression changes, yet, the context remains familiar and focused on recalling voice. Trauma from the erasure of body and self, and the conditions surrounding distortions in identity are addressed to show how communication alters and imprints our sense of self-worth.
Eriana was born and raised in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, with strong family roots in North Preston where her love for singing began at the age of 7. Some of her performances include singing the National Anthem and the Black National Anthem (Lift Every Voice) for the Provincial Launch of African Heritage Month 2018, the RCMP “H” division, and the Viola Desmond $10 bill launch at the Black Cultural Centre.
Eriana has also played in numerous musical theatre productions including, “The Wiz” (2016) at the Rebecca Cohn theatre “From Broadway With Love” (2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and “Descendents a Musical History Lesson” (2017) by Broadway in the H.O.O.D. Canada. Her most recent performances include singing for the Scotia’s Got Talent fundraiser in the summer of 2018. Eriana is in her second year at Dalhousie University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree.
IG: Eriana Willis
My main titles as a creator include: Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Dance Educator, and Arts Administrator. Creatively, I aim with my work to leave the audience with a rich and lasting experience that explores possibilities of beauty, finite detail and raw elegance. I create as a means to find connection, commonality and vulnerability in others. I’m most interested in movement that is fluid, powerful, delicate, weighted, intricate, agile and impactful. I choose dance as my medium as I see it as a unique, powerful and universal language. It speaks to the kinesthetic and somatic intelligence that all humans have. In the dance I explore, I emphasize this inherent intelligence through the power of breath, emotion, thought and gaze. I offer movement language spoken by all that incites visceral and lasting internal sensations. I thrive in close physical proximity to access optimal internal intimacy; fourth wall breaking, site-specific and film/camera. My current creative energy is focused on accessing my personal history as a means to find belonging and acceptance of self.
FB/IG: Aeris Körper
“Misha” Bakshi is a bisexual indian performer for Stage, Film, and Voiceover. Originally from Tennessee, Misha is currently a 4th year student at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, where she studies Acting as part of her master plan to become a C-list celebrity. A Proud LGBT Woman of Color, Misha strives to make art that reflects the lived experiences of herself and other marginalized people.”