"Dance film ‘Tessel’ is a poetic reminder that Black artistic lives matter" - Michael Crabb
Esie has produced several productions and films under company Esie Mensah Creations. Esie Mensah Creations is a vibrant dance and theatre company committed to creating work that reflects her community. Under the direction of Esie Mensah, this company has been operating for over 7 years and continues to speak the stories of the community and promote conversation through art.
Esie is committed to bringing a new fresh genre of dance into the industry. Afrofusion is her own unique style of dance that includes movements from Traditional and Contemporary African, Commercial, Urban and Contemporary styles. The company’s repertoire includes Tessel, A Revolution of Love, A Table at the Table, Akoma, Zayo and Shades.
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“We are speaking the stories of the community and promoting conversations through movement”Esie MensahFounder of Esie Mensah Creations
“Esie Mensah's Zayo wears its ambition a bit more visibly and feels a bit further down the development path”Kathleen SmithNow Toronto
“The work is a powerful and visually striking exploration into the discrimination between lighter- and darker-skinned people within communities of colour known as shadeism. A stunning piece of dance and theatre”The Dance Current
“Mensah has a reputation as one of the city's boldest choreographers... We don't believe a performance [Shades] quite like this has ever been staged in Toronto”She Does The City