Prairie Theatre Exchange: By Grand Central Station - A Heavy Bell Production, March 11 - 29
By Grand Central Station
A Heavy Bell Production
March 11 - 29, 2020
Music, dance & poetry in one immersive experience
Songs by Tom Keenan & Matt Peters
Words based on By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Eight musicians and two dancers bring to life a story of love, seen through the lens of one woman's experience and poetry. One of Canada's most revered female poets, Elizabeth Smart's seminal work inspired musicians Matt Peters and Tom Keenan, of local band Heavy Bell, to adapt the poems into a song cycle with all the joy and despair of love. Now those songs have been crafted into a dance and theatre performance of eloquence and beauty. Set to hauntingly beautiful music, through movements both literal and abstract representations of the lyrics, the words of Elizabeth Smart resonate with relevance and sensuality.