By Grand Central Station
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 poetic novel into a song cycle with all the joy and despair of love. Now, with dancers Carol-Ann Bohrn & Alexandra Garrido, 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.
"Peters and Keenan make full use of their instrumental and compositional talent to escalate, simmer, diminish and prolong the emotional movement of the narrative." - The Manitoban
“There are a lot of ways to communicate, and language is just one way. Showcasing emotion through music and the human form is a really exciting way to communicate something we can all feel, even when we can't articulate it.”