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Mouthpiece

Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava

Toronto, L.A., Edinburgh, Peterborough! Find out why the award winning Mouthpiece is the talk of the theatre world!

February 23, 2018 at 8pm

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

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JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI

JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI

I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt

Friday March 16, 2018 at 8pm

Exhibition continues to April 21, 2018

PRESENTED BY ARTSPACE

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VENUE: Artspace, 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON

PANEL DISCUSSION: In Conversation – Jeneen Frei Njootli and Olivia Whetung

DATE: Saturday March 17, 2018

1pm

 

 

Please join Artspace on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm for a special performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli. Frei Njootli’s performance will mark the opening of the artist’s solo work I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt. The one-night-only performance is free, but space is limited. A reception will follow the perfromance.

 

These events will coincide with the launch of a new publication that focuses on the work of Frei Njootli, with writing by Erin Sutherland and Olivia Whetung. The limited run of 150 publications will be available for purchase at Artspace or through the centre’s website.

“Jeneen Frei Njootli’s sounds tell stories, a sure sense of presence. They are stories of hooves on the earth, of interspecies whispers, and of the sacred place where life begins. Stories of bodies feeding other bodies. Stories of survival.”

- Olivia Whetung

Vuntut Gwitchin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli’s artistic practice engages directly with Gwich`in territory and culture through the artist’s lived experience and land based practices. Frei Njootli defines this as bushed theory - “a radical, grassroots way of being; one that requires getting some caribou blood and fiss guts on your hands.” Frei Njootli realizes this land-based methodology in the gallery by working with sounds, dust, grease, and power tools. The traces and residues of Frei Njootli’s sonic landscapes and physical markings remain once the artist’s body leaves the gallery space, reminding us of the artist’s labour, presence, and motion. 

I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt is presented in partnership with Public Energy - Peterborough, Ontario’s animator of contemporary dance, theatre, performance, and interdisciplinary work.

Bio

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist and co-creator of the ReMatriate collective, based on unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver. Sound, performance, fashion, workshops and barbeques are some of the ways her practice takes shape. She is the recipient of the 2017 Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Artist Prize.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jon Lockyer

Director + Curator

Artspace

jon@artspace-arc.org

705-748-3883

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Small Dances for a Small Space Is Back!

February 15 - 17th at 8pm
The Theatre On King, 159 King St.

This program of short dance works has become an annual event at TTOK. Program includes work by Sarah Rudnicki, Cora Flora and Kate Story who will provide a sneak peek at a new work to be seen in its entirety in our Emergency #22 festival in March.

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Old Men Dancing: Wiser and Still Gorgeous (Do Not Resuscitate)

Atlas Moves Watching and Peterborough New Dance present

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The Old Men Dancing
Wiser and Still Gorgeous (Do Not Resuscitate)
May 7 to 9 at 8pm, May 10 at 2pm
Market Hall
336 George Street North, Peterborough

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Peterborough's Old Men Dancing was formed in 2002 by a group of men who share an interest in creating movement-based performance. With an average age of over 50, these late-blooming dancers have much to give and speak to as men of experience, wisdom and folly. For this program they are working with the professional dance company Atlas Moves Watching on a project that will see them performing 4 works by 4 great Canadian choreographers: Marie-Josée Chartier, Allan Kaeja, D. A. Hoskins and Atlas Moves Watching artistic director Bill James. This is sure to be a remarkable evening of dance from a company that is unique in Canada.

Tickets: $17/$12 students/seniors/underemployed. Available at Showplace

Bill James (far right) in rehersal with Old Men Dancing and choreographer D. A. Hoskins (third from right). Photo by Andy Fox.

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