Between the Water and the Sky

Between the Water and the Sky

Presented by Artsweek 2018

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Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 12:15 pm
Venue: Trent University, West Side of Gzowski (Rain Location: Gathering Space)

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Peterborough Square Courtyard (Rain Location: Bottom of Escalators)

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Lobby, 300 Water St.

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 5:15 pm
Venue: Peterborough Public Library

Length: Aprox. 10 minutes
Cost: Free

Between the Water and the Sky is a live performance featuring Unity Indigenous vocal ensemble, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, and dancer/choreographer Beany John. A dynamic collaboration between art forms, Between the Water and the Sky features The Medicine Song and Ghost Dancer by Unity and an embodied performance by Beany John and Cotee Harper. It features musical composition by Christine Donkin. Between the Water and the Sky is presented by Artsweek Peterborough in partnership with Unity, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Public Energy Performing Arts.

The original version of Between the Water and the Sky was choreographed and performed by Jade Willoughby and Beany John, and explored Willoughby’s journey to reclaim Anishinaabemowin, her linguistic and cultural heritage. It was first performed with Unity, and the PSO String Quartet in 2017.

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2018-19 Season Funders and Sponsors

  • Canada Council
  • Peterborough Inn and Suites
  • Whatley Technical Supplies
  • BMO
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver