Discussion Panel: Voices Unlocked


Friday April 19, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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The Watershed Festival presents a panel of some of the Canada’s top neurodiversity and disability arts music theatre creators and is hosted by Colleen Renihan. This year we welcome Robin Hahn, Robert Hutson, and Camille Spencer. The discussion takes place April 19th at 2:00pm on Zoom.

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Robin Hahn
Robin Hahn (she/they) is an acclaimed operatic lyric soprano, stage director, music educator and disability advocate whose artistic career has taken her around the world, from Berlin to New York to Disneyland. This season, she directs productions of Pirates of Penzance, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Hansel and Gretel all with accessibility and inclusion at the forefront, and continues to appear on stages, screens, and in print across the Lower Mainland with her beloved sparkly walking stick at her side. She is next set to perform as Mrs Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief with Heroic Opera this June. She is proud to be a co-founder of Opera Mariposa, Canada’s first 100% disability-led and -run opera company. Connect with Robin’s content about opera and disability on YouTube and Instagram: @robinhahnsopran.

Robert Hutson
Tenor Robert Hutson, is based in London ON. Robert has performed in operatic and choral settings in North America and Europe. Most recent roles include, Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring), Contino Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera), Nanki-Poo (The Mikado), Basilio and Don Curzio (Le nozze diFigaro), Charlie Appleby (The Shop Girl), and Tweiter Priestess(Die Zauberflöte). Robert is currently in the Masters of Music, performance and literature. During their Master’s, Robert is researching the representation of disability in opera. Most recently presented this research at the University of Calgary Graduate Music Conference

Camille Spencer
Camille Spencer is an Independent Dance Artist, Choreography, Director, and Producer. She lives in the rural area of Kingston, Ontario. Her work is split between the professional world of dance and community engagement. She specializes in contemporary dance on a professional level with local dance studios, festivals, and collaborative art organizations. As well as being involved with inclusive teaching for Neurodiverent communities at the H'art Centre and the Dance for Parkinson's (NY) organization. Camille has lived throughout the world, and practiced within the USA, UK, China, Australia, and now Canada.  As a new resident of Kingston, she looks forward to growing within the multiple opportunities provided here in Ontario. 

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