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Esie Mensah on Tessel — a dance film that amplifies Black talent
Esie Mensah is a Dora-nominated choreographer and dancer who’s performed around the world, including with superstars like Drake and Rihanna. Her new collaborative dance film, Tessel, brings together Black dancemakers from across Canada, and incorporates street dance, West African tap and ballet. It was released on June 1, the one-year anniversary of Blackout Tuesday. Mensah joined Tom Power to tell us how her latest project celebrates the victories of Black communities, and shared some of the obstacles she's faced in the dance industry because of her skin colour.