Season: 2020-2021

The Pivot Series

The Pivot Series

SITE-SPECFIC DANCE, THEATRE & PERFORMANCE WORKS

Contemporary dance, theatre and interdisciplinary performance. The Pivot Series – an outdoor fall performance series to be presented October 2nd to 18th 2020 in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong.

The Pivot Series is intended for socially distanced outdoor audiences in response to COVID-19 measures. Public Energy Performing Arts has partnered with the Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival in the presentation of The Pivot Series.

The Pivot Series is inviting artists to re-imagine existi...

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

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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 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...

Winding our Way Home, Movement, Brain Injury and Belonging

Winding our Way Home, Movement, Brain Injury and Belonging

Melissa Addison-Webster

2020-2021 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

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...

Nicole Malbeuf

Nicole Malbeuf

Perennial

2020-2021 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

Perennial is a new work that will examine how humans relate to, feel about, and understand the lives of animals and the natural cycle of living things. Nicole Malbeuf will create an immersive theatrical installation using hand-made costuming, innovative prop/apparatus design and the circus discipline of hair suspension. Perennial follows a winged character through a journey of compulsion, fear, distress, reward and repetition – a mini story that Nicole intends to be part of a larger story and show. Further to using this residency to explore movement, narrative and set and costume design, Nicole will investigate modes of presentation that adapt to these COVID 19 times.

Photo (right) of Nicole Malbeuf by KayLens Photography

“I’m most excited about combining all my passions into this work. My heart is really in it. I also like the idea of having one place to examine and unite a multitude of things, like sitting down to a plentiful plate of all different food groups, or being allowed to sift through a tidy...

Common Threads Collective

Common Threads Collective

LAND(ING)

2020-2021 Artists in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

Common Threads Collective is a diverse group of newcomer and non-newcomer artists. The spark for our initial formation was a powerful newcomer story developed and shared by Reem Ali, NCC’s Workplace Integration Liaison. CTC’s creative process during the Public Energy artistic residency involves designing and delivering workshops in our various fields of expertise, prioritizing newcomer participants, although also open to non- newcomer community members. This work, and the skills and connections forged in the community, will then become the basis for a larger presentation called Land(ing).

Over the course of the residency CTC artists will document the workshops, continually sharing and discussing our creative findings, building a shared vision for the final project. We will explore links between workshop outcomes and the original newcomer story, and discuss possible approaches to animating this story with community participants, using skills and ideas developed during the Public Energy residency.

The Public Energy residency will provide us with creative material and direction, and forge connections between artists and community members, offering invaluable preparation so that we can move into the production stages for Land(ing) with a deep and complex understanding of the communities this project is serving. The residency will culminate in a filmed documentary of the process, and an artist talk.

Photo (right) by Brad Brackenridge

Common Threads Collective
Common Threads Collective is a diverse group of newcomer and non-newcomer artists, Shahed Khaito, Mithila Ballal, Kate Story, Leslie Menagh, Brad Brackenridge, and Peyton LeBarr, as well as Reem Ali who is helping to coordinate the project.  The final public site-...

Irèni Stamou

Irèni Stamou

Bone Stories

2020-2021 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

During the 2020-2021 season, Irèni Stamou is one of the Artists in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts in Nogogiwanong “place at the foot of the rapids,” Peterborough Ontario. In her new choreography, Bone Stories, Irèni explores multiculturalism, violence against women and restoring our connection to the earth within a series of solo pieces in collaboration with dancer Dreda Blow. She is in the process of re-imaging the logistics of safe and creative audience viewing in site-specific and unusual settings amid COVID-19.

Photo (right) of Irèni Stamou by Anita Erschen-Pappas

 

Photo of Irèni Stamou by Anita Erschen-Pappas

Irèni(Irene) Stamou is a Canadian choreographer and dance artist. For over three decades, Irèni has created and performed a body of work consisting of 30 choreographies. A graduate of Concordia University/Montreal: Bachelors of Fine ...