Witch Prophet - 'Tesfay'
"Tesfay" tells the story of Witch Prophet’s late grandfather who raised five daughters as a single father in Ethiopia. Instead of focussing on the traditional roles for women in his day, he pushed his daughters towards education and empowerment, a radical move for the time. "Tesfay" blends narrative, dance, and documentary to tell a broader story about positive father-daughter relationships that are grossly underrepresented in media. Choreographed and performed by artist, Josh Taylor, and dancer, Olivia Ruth Power, "Tesfay" is a love letter to a grandfather passed and the multi-generational impact of female empowerment.
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Leah Vlemmiks & Michael Distefano
Witch Prophet Ft. Karen Ng on Saxophone
Josh Taylor, Olivia Ruth Power, Amira Morgan, Chloe-Rae Smith, Nina Wagler, Chanteya Jacobs
1st Assistant Director: Zaarin Bushra, Jillian Fernandes, 2nd Assistant Director: Jillian Fernandes, Gimbal: Nigel Doucette, Sound Recording: Sina Dolati, Grip: Hugo Fernandes, Wardrobe: Cheyenne Gold, Kristyn Matthews, Production Assistant: Daniel Charles, Kennedy Kao, Karlena Waugh, Colourist: Kevin Wu, Choreographer: Josh Taylor, Graphic Designer: Kristina (Kiki) Divic