Ainsley Hillyard is an Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton)-based choreographer, performer and educator who works in contemporary dance and theatre. Her work is immersed in the curiosities and connections between movement and theatre. She has worked as a choreographer and performer for various theatre companies in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). One of her favorite ‘heart’ projects was creating Jezebel, at the Still Point, a performance staring her French bulldog, Jezebel, where they travel through space attempting to figure out time travel so that Jezebel never has to die. In her free time she enjoys reading feminist sci fi and is building her first Kayak this summer.
Matthew Cardinal is an amiskwaciy (Edmonton, Alberta) based musician, composer, and sound designer, known for his work with Polaris Short List nominee group nêhiyawak. Cardinal’s solo full-length album “Asterisms” was released in October 2020 on Arts & Crafts. Cardinal’s music moves from delicate, minimalist pieces to vast drones and sparkling, modular synthesizer beats. He has been performing music across the country for the last few years in various groups, as well as doing soundtrack work in film and sound for museum installations.