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October 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Prismatic presents Atlantic Ballet’s Pisuwin — the first ever Wolastoq contemporary story-ballet.

From award-winning director and choreographer Igor Dobrovolskiy, and multidisciplinary artist Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet (Possesom) Paul (Wolastoqiyik, Sitansisk First Nation), Pisuwin is a first ever Wolastoq contemporary story-ballet set to the soaring music of Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning composer Jeremy Dutcher (Wolastoqiyik, Neqotkuk First Nation).

Based on a Wolastoq tale, this multidisciplinary piece reflects on the current state of dis-ease in our world, illuminating a path to wholeness and rebalance. The project features eight dancers and blends Indigenous storytelling and ballet, redefining this classical form for a diverse, savvy, and contemporary audience.

Electronic sound, industrial landscapes, and digital projection, juxtaposed with Wolastoq visual motifs of the spiritual and natural world, create the Indigenous cosmology within which the story takes place.

Pisuwin pushes us to confront our greed and alienation, while inspiring us to take a different path; one of connection, community, and wholeness.


Spatz Theatre has wheelchair accessible entrances and seating. Wheelchair reserved seating can be purchased directly by selecting the designated W spaces on the seating map. Please note that these W spaces do not come with a physical seat, they are empty spaces for a wheelchair.

Gender inclusive washrooms are available at the Spatz Theatre.

Prismatic prioritizes making spaces more welcoming and accessible for all. If you have any specific access needs or concerns, including matters related to ticket costs or seating arrangements, please reach out to us at [email protected] or call or text us at (902) 425-6812. Prismatic is committed to making our events as accessible as possible, and will never turn anyone away due to cost barriers.


October 4, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Spatz Theatre
1855 Trollope Street
Halifax, NS B3H 0A4 Canada

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