Rayannah will present her multidisciplinary performance Afterglow digitally on March 19 at 8 pm (EST). This will be the final live performance of her Nos repaires album cycle. The performance, originally scheduled for last October, has been redesigned in a virtual and interactive format in collaboration with Synonym Sound and Théâtre Cercle Molière.
Currently nominated for 9 awards at the Gala Trille Or, Rayannah unveiled her first full-length album Nos repaires in March 2019. After postponing the live performance of Afterglow last fall, which would have closed her album cycle, she returns with the concept in virtual form: an immersive, multidisciplinary, interactive live performance from the Théâtre Cercle Molière in the heart of St. Boniface, Manitoba.
Several guests will collaborate to provide an extraordinary virtual experience, including visual artist Stephanie Kuse (Sckuse), dancer Emily Solstice, dancer Stephan Azulay (Royal Winnipeg Ballet), contortionist Anastasia Evsigneeva, and lighting and set designer Miguel Fortier. Afterglow brings together several visual and sonic elements tied to the album. Rayannah will be accompanied by her sister and Winnipeg-based musician Caro LaFlamme for the first time. In addition, drag artist Ruby Chopstix will perform in honour of the first edition of the GORGE Drag + Queer Arts Festival opening the following day.