The works of Esie Mensah Creations is rooted in both spirituality and artistry.
Esie Mensah Creations is a vibrant new dance/theatre company committed to creating work that reflects her community. Under the direction of Esie Mensah, this company has been operating for under 2 years and bringing something new to the world of storytelling. Esie utilizes her Afrofusion movement as a means to communicate a bigger message that will meet the masses. Her work has been featured both nationally and internationally is committed to elevating the narrative by discussing complicated topics. Esie’s knowledge as a movement director for theatre company’s like Shaw Festival, Obsidian, Soulpepper and Volcano theatre give her the opportunity to bring tangible information into her work. The company’s repertoire includes Akoma, Zayo and Shades.
Expanding her abilities, Esie has produced several productions; Shades, Zayo and the original play called Akoma which is a dance/ theatre production that premiered in 2015. An excerpt of the production travelled to Birmingham, UK in November 2016 for the One Dance UK conference for Africans of the Diaspora. Recently, Esie was featured on Daily Vice with Congolese- American artist Young Paris discussing Afrobeat music and movement. Esie and Vice director Alexis Wood shot a short documentary surrounding her recent work, Shades of Blackness. It speaks about the issue of shadeism within the black community and several communities of colour. “Dancing with Shades” will air on the “Exhibitionists” on CBC in February. Esie was the movement designer for 1837: Farmer’s Revolt directed by Philip Akin for the 57th season of Shaw Festival.