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Tanya Davis

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Tanya Davis, actress, poet,
Tanya Davis as Justine in Heartbeat. @ 2014 Hey That's My Bike Films. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.

Tanya Davis is a poet, a performer, a musician and a singer-songwriter and she fuses these elements together in a refreshing matrimony of language and sound, sidestepping genre and captivating people in the process. Since bursting onto the Halifax arts and music scene in 2006 with her debut Make a List, Tanya Davis has garnered praise and support from industry, audience and peers, as well as multiple awards and nominations. She has released three full-length albums, one book of poetry, and one EP––self-producing most of her material or working in inspired collaboration. She has contributed words and music to various projects––film soundtracks, art installations and audio recordings. She regularly receives commissions to write and perform tailored poems and speeches for organizations such as the Canada Winter Games, CBC Radio, and the National Film Board of Canada. She was the 2011/12 Poet Laureate of Halifax and tours internationally now as a poet, speaker and musician known and admired for her vulnerable and charming stage presence. Her creative collaboration with Andrea Dorfman, the video poem How to be Alone, has more than seven million views on YouTube and numerous screenings at film festivals around the world along with being published as a book by Harper Collins.

Official website.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Skip the Tide (2008, short)
How to Be Alone (VR-2013, short)
Heartbeat (2014)