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Passionate Heart: Hand Shadows
Passionate Heart: Hand Shadows

Sun, May 29



Passionate Heart: Hand Shadows

A collaborative performance of dance and spoken word performed by dancers Michele Green and Suzette Sherman with Collingwood poet Susan Wismer.

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Time & Location

May 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Clarksburg, 187 Marsh St, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0, Canada

About the event

To dance and to sing is powerful admonishment.

- Susan Wismer

Hand Shadows: a Collaborative Program of Dance and Poetry

with Passionate Heart and Susan Wismer

In 2017 Suzette Sherman and Michele Green danced together at the Guelph Dance Festival, their first professional collaboration in over 40 years. Friends for many decades, they decided to join together to share the connection they felt as mature dance artists and the ways dance has enriched and informed their lives. They created Passionate Heart: Women’s Stories through Dancein collaboration with Dancetheatre David Earle in 2018 as a means to link accessible dance presentations of emotional integrity with small, intimate audiences.

From the beginning, an important mandate of Passionate Heart has been to collaborate with artists from other genres. Poet Susan Wismer is one of four artists invited to participate in creating collaborative performances of dance and spoken word. Over the course of two years, when case counts went down and it was possible, Susan travelled to Guelph to watch Michele and Suzette in rehearsal. Many of the poems in Hand Shadows were inspired by the dances they are paired with as part of the performance.

Seating is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Upon receipt of reservations we will send reservation confirmation along with access information.

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We look forward to having you join us.

Donations (CASH) will be gratefully accepted at the door or in advance by e-transfer to

First presented in November 2021 and March 2022 in Guelph, we are delighted to bring Hand Shadows to Clarksburg. The performance is one hour long, including a Q&A at the end of the performance.

All poems are written by Susan Wismer:

For further information or questions contact: Susan Wismer at (705) 888-9330

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