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Season: 2019-2020

Upcoming Performances

Cut and Paste Project

Cut and Paste Project

SUPPORT THE THEATRE ON KING

JOIN US FOR THIS UNIQUE CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY

CUT AND PASTE DIGITAL THEATRE PROJECT

Fundraiser for TTOK Supported by Public Energy Performing Arts

cutandpaste@publicenergy.ca

#cutandpastettok

 

Performers can’t rehearse and audiences can’t come to the theatre, but we can still create and enjoy each others creations. Lets put on a show from home. This project is an experiment in quarantine theatre. Individual performers will be recorded remotely and the footage will be edited together. Limited to the settings, props and costumes we can find in of our individual homes and unable to interact, what will happen? Lets find out! I am very excited to be launching this experimental project. Staying creative in the face of uncertainty, and hoping you will join me.

Eryn Lidster (she/her, they/them)
Metcalf Foundation Intern
Artistic and Technical Production

Public Energy Performing Arts

Step 1: Choosing a Script

Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. You made it very difficult to choose. A lot of considerations went into this decision, including the large number of people who have, so far, expressed interest in performing! I am happy to announce that the Cut and Paste Pr...

Restoring a Company Town

Restoring a Company Town

Anne White

2019-2020 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

Postponed until July 2020

 

When I began my residency with Public Energy in September 2019, I set this trajectory for myself:
Through research, witnessing and performative responses, I want to link sites that exist to protect or preserve historical artifacts to sites that feel discarded or forgotten. In this work, I want to consider the creative potential of historical research and the inherently performative elements of material history.
Over the past 7 months, my research has been conducted in studios, archives, offices, during pilgrimages around the city, and in conversation with many experts.
As I broaden and deepen my relationship to sources I’m engaging with, I find myself considering how histories are held and reshaped in communities, in the material, embodied ways we share space. I am interested in how we are asked to care about and care for stories or histories that we have...
Postponed – Winding our Way Home, Movement, Brain Injury and Belonging

Postponed – Winding our Way Home, Movement, Brain Injury and Belonging

Melissa Addison-Webster

2019-2020 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

March-June, 2020 Postponed

 

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region will partner with dance performance artist Melissa Addison-Webster to facilitate movement workshops to explore themes of transformation, and belonging.

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region

Addison-Webster is partnering with the Brain Injury Association to run movement workshops that occur once a week over a 16-week long process. The participants are women-identified persons with disability. Over 16 weeks as a collective, they will explore themes of identity, belonging and home. Add...

Postponed: Butoh: Contemplative Dance Workshop with Denise Fujiwara

Postponed: Butoh: Contemplative Dance Workshop with Denise Fujiwara

DANCE ADVANCE WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY: PETERBOROUGH DANCE WORKS
WITH THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ENERGY

When: May 31, 2020 Postponed
Where: The Market Hall (140 Charlotte St.)

Register: Registration is closed until further notice.
Cost: $30 or PWYC

GENEROUS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

A workshop to open up possibilities for your body and mind.  Using the Japanese dance-theatre practice of Butoh and dance improvisation principles, Fujiwara guides you through dance that transcends form, expanding awareness, agility...

Postponed: Propeller Dance and the Creative Process

Postponed: Propeller Dance and the Creative Process

DANCE ADVANCE WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY: PETERBOROUGH DANCE WORKS
WITH THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ENERGY

When: May 24, 2020 Postponed
Where:
 The Market Hall (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)
Register: Registration is closed until further notice.

Cost: $25 or PWYC

GENEROUS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

Join Propeller Dance Co-Directors Shara Weaver and Renata Soutter and Artistic Associate Liz Winkelaar for a workshop on inclusive dance making.  Experience an inclusive creation process exploring a theme-utilizing contemporary dance imp...
Postponed: BALANCING WORKSHOP WITH TEDD ROBINSON

Postponed: BALANCING WORKSHOP WITH TEDD ROBINSON

DANCE ADVANCE WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY: PETERBOROUGH DANCE WORKS and Hidden Anatomy WITH THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ENERGY

When: April 18, 2020 Postponed
Where: 
The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough)
Register: Registration is closed until further notice.

Cost: $25 or PWYC

GENEROUS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

“I have been balancing fruit and sticks in research and performance since the late 80’s. It is a practice that has helped me to look at functional movement, assess aesthetics and look at non-perform...

Past Performances

<em>Trophy (Ottawa)</em>

Trophy (Ottawa)

Fleming Park (427 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough)

Friday October 4 2019

7-10pm

Saturday October 5 2019

4-7pm

 

CO-PRESENTED BY:

Witness stories of life-changing moments of transformation in this pop up living installation at Fleming Park, built around stories by people from our community.  Audience members move through at their own pace from tent to tent listening to stories that capture turning points in our lives.  Th...

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): <em>The Mush Hole</em>

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): The Mush Hole

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Saturday November 2 2019

Pre-show chat with curator Patti Shaughnessy at 6:30

Show at 7:30 pm

Post Show Q&A immediately following the performance

Show Length: 60 minutes

Suitable for: Ages 11 and up

Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience through dance, and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgement and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted. Santee Smith is an award-winning producer and choreog...

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Artistic Director: Kate Story

Festival Director: Ryan Kerr

Friday November 1 – Saturday December 21 2019

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival is a month-long multi-arts festival with over 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, and performance. Precarious2 also delivers workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions on t...

New Stages Theatre Company: <em>Every Brilliant Thing</em>

New Stages Theatre Company: Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe

The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough)

Thursday January 16 – Saturday January 25 2020

7:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday

3:00pm Sunday matinée

 



​A New Stages Theatre Production

In partnership with Public Energy

Starring: Steve Ross

Directed by: Linda Kash

Trigger Warning : contains themes of mental health and suicide.

Recommended audience: 14+

Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how hope can be maintained by focusing on the things in life that are profound in ...

Circus Boy

Circus Boy

A FILM BY LA ALFONSO

PART OF THE REFRAME FILM FESTIVAL

MARKET HALL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (140 CHARLOTTE ST, PETERBOROUGH)

FRIDAY JANUARY 24 2020

5:00 PM

A man finds reconciliation with his mother when he and his husband adopt a boy that he’s training for circus school.

When Ethan came into their lives, Thomas and Michael fell in love all over again. Thomas is nervous about introducing their adoptive son Ethan to his mother Michelle, who is vis...

Improvisation Dance Workshop with Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance

Improvisation Dance Workshop with Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance

DANCE ADVANCE WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY: PETERBOROUGH DANCE WORKS WITH THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ENERGY

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Sadleir House, Dining Hall (751 George St. N.)
Register: Email to admin@publicenergy.ca
Cost: $25 or PWYC

GENEROUS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

Moving separately and together, award-winning dance artist Karen Kaeja will invite you into the world of task-based scores while welcoming our intuitive bodies to devise and encounter great dances together. Warm up begins with finding ...

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): <em>The Chemical Valley Project</em>

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): The Chemical Valley Project

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Friday March 6 2020

Relaxed Performance

12:30 pm matinée

7:30 pm

Show Length: 70 minutes + 15 minute Q&A moderated by Jenn Cole

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY

*We are encouraging all audiences to do their part to maintain a scent free environment.*

Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling. With Kevin Matthew Wong of Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto). Click here for more information

Isadora Digital Media Workshop. With Julia Howman of Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto). Click here for more information

Located in Sarnia, t...

Isadora Digital Media Workshop

Isadora Digital Media Workshop

Isadora Digital Media Workshop with Julia Howman of Broadleaf Theatre

When: Saturday, March 7th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N.) 

Cost: $15 or PWYC

Please bring a laptop with you. Payment can be taken by cash or credit card.

An introduction to the visual programming environment Isadora, widely used in contemporary performance to control images, sounds, movies, lights, and more!

In this workshop, we’ll look at basic Isadora terminology, work hands on in the software and learn how to import, play, and control...

<em>Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling</em>, Kevin Matthew Wong, Broadleaf Theatre

Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling, Kevin Matthew Wong, Broadleaf Theatre

The Theatre on King (171 King St)

Saturday March 7, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: pay-what-you-can

Please bring a non-breakable handheld object. Payment can be taken by cash at the door.

The Theatre on King: 171 King St, Peterborough

This hands-on workshop uses objects and personal story-telling to get your creative juices flowing.  Broadleaf Theatre’s acclaimed documentary-theatre work, The Chemical Valley Project, will be presented by Public Energy Performing Arts at the Market Hall on March 6.

 

T...

<EM> UKTI</em> – Mithila Ballal and Ensemble

UKTI – Mithila Ballal and Ensemble

Presented by The Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room

Friday April 3, 2020

2:00pm-2:40pm (includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

Streaming on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and right here on this webpage

A celebratory performance of classical Indian dance and Bollywood.

Performers: Mithila Ballal, Magna Karthik, Calvin Karthik, Shreya Plassery, Nirupama Namulla, Prutha Pathak, Shweta Prakash Naganath

Announcing the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus ent...

Emergency Festival #23

Emergency Festival #23

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COVID-19 Update:

Emergency Festival #23 scheduled for April 3-4, 2020 has been cancelled.

If you have purchased tickets to Emergency Festival #23 we are working on two possible options:
  • Full ticket refund.
  • Donate the price of your ticket for a charitable tax receipt. This will help us make partial payments to the artists affected and offset our fixed costs.

For more information visit our COVID-19 Response Page

Please contact admin@publicenergy.ca if you have any questions or concerns

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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

The Theatre On King (171 King St, Peterborough)

Friday April 3 – Saturday April 4 2020

 

“Emergency truly is a festival where there is something for everyone”
– kawarthaNOW.com

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MARKET HALL BOX OFFICE

From experimental theatre to contemporary dance and aerial circus arts, the Emergency Festival – now in its 23rd year – showcases local artists creating new work.

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY

Schedule: Program A: The Theatre on King (50mins)

Friday April 3rd at 8pm, Saturday April 4th a...

Served: Counter Culture – Naomi Duvall and Anne White

Served: Counter Culture – Naomi Duvall and Anne White

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

A performance of female shapes from classical paintings and experiences from the serving industry.

Performed by Naomi Duvall, outside eye Anne White

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on local a...

Elements: Air and Water – Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet & Nicole Malbeuf

Elements: Air and Water – Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet & Nicole Malbeuf

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2020

12:00PM-12:40PM (INCLUDES 20 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

An aerial silk performance celebrating the elements of Air and Water. This is an excerpt of the original work.

Performed by Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet, Nicole Malbeuf

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on local a...

CRUTCH – Wes Ryan

CRUTCH – Wes Ryan

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Performed by Wes Ryan, accompanied by Patrick Walsh

This duet between a dancer and his crutches acts as a farewell to trauma and addiction.

 

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on...

Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick and Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick and Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY MAY 7, 2020

2:00PM-2:40PM (INCLUDES 20 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

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Nimkii Osawamick (Odawa, Wikwemikong Unceeded Reserve, Wolf Clan)a Peterborough-based singer, hoop dancer and champion Powwow dancer, will perform his powerful, high energy dance accompanied by Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie.  Nimkii has danced extensively with Indigenous artists, including cellist Cris Derksen’s Trio and Orchestral Powwow, and was last seen with Public Energy performing in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s The Honouring in 2015.

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men’s Traditional Dancer.  He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs, drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for 30 years.  He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.  He works at Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury giving drum teachings to the youth about proper drum etiquette and pow wow songs.

Bryden was also nominated for a Juno, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his debut album release entitled Round Dance & Beats.  Which fuses Traditional pow wow songs with modern hip hop production. He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

 

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Thumbnail Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Pub...

Snow Day – Ryan Kerr and Kate Story

Snow Day – Ryan Kerr and Kate Story

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 2020

3:00PM-3:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Ryan Kerr and Kate Story present their 2019 remount of Snow Day, their hit dance work from the Emergency #11 festival in 2003. Kate and Ryan are probably the most prolific artists working in Peterborough’s independent theatre/dance scene, with so many original works to their credit it is hard to keep score. Their next most recent collaboration with Public Energy was 2017’s hit play-with-song-and-dance, damned be this transmigration.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Accessibility note: Closed captioning is available on Youtube and on the Public Energy website

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Thumbnail Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Pub...

Postponed: Ebnflōh (Montreal): <em>In-Ward</em>

Postponed: Ebnflōh (Montreal): In-Ward

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COVID-19 Update:

In-Ward by Ebnfloh (Montreal) co-presented by Showplace scheduled for May 14, 2020 will be cancelled and moved into our 2020-2021 season. 
If you have purchased tickets to Ebnfloh we are working on three possible options:
  • Full ticket refund.
  • Donate the price of your ticket for a charitable tax receipt. This will help us make partial payments to the artists affected and offset our fixed costs.
  • Hang on to your ticket and use it for the new performance date. If the performance does not get rescheduled then a full refund will still be available. More information is coming soon.

For more information visit our COVID-19 Response Page

Please contact admin@publicenergy.ca if you have any questions or concerns

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Showplace Performance Centre (290 George St N, Peterborough)

Thursday May 14 2020

7:30 pm

 

CO-PRESENTED BY:

Showplace Performance Centre

Mature content advisory: This performance is recommended for ages 12+

In In-Ward, choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé builds bridges between Hip-Hop culture and contemporary dance, taking the dance of the streets to new artistic heights. With six accomplished dancers, she plunges us into the deep waters of the human psyche, depicting the overlapping of feel...

Legacy – Old Men Dancing

Legacy – Old Men Dancing

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

 

Concept and video by Bob Romerein
Co-created and
Performed by Brian Dimock, Brian Ling, Brian Nichols, Colin MacAdam, Hugh MacMillan, Jim Angel, John Anderson, Pete Hewett, Ravi-Inder Soligo, Ray Barker, Rob Steinman, Wes Ryan and Sandy Burnaby
Music: Passion by Peter Gabriel
Outside eyes: Peter Earle, Marie-Josée Chartier
Old Men Dancing present Legacy, their thoughtful and moving dance work from the Emergency #21 festival in 2015. 
 
What do we leave behind? / For whom is it intended, / is it something to be considered / or best forgotten? / Is it: concrete or ethereal, / a statue or an idea, / an egotistical monument or a path to nirvana? / Such are the musings of old men. 
 

 


 

Filmed by: Stephen Rose

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Photo: Esther Vincent

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances fro...

Aurora – Nicole Malbeuf

Aurora – Nicole Malbeuf

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

12:00PM-12:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Closed captioning is available on Youtube and on the Public Energy website

Nicole Malbeuf, a Peterborough-based aerial artist, performs Aurora. A mainstay of Peterborough’s busy circus scene, Nicole runs her own company, Trellis Arts & Entertainment, and has performed her imaginative aerial and circus work in Peterborough, Toronto and numerous communities throughout Ontario.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

 

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy...