Performances May Be Permanent
There will be a reception and Q&A with the three collaborators following the performance.
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough
September 24, 2015
$20 general / $15 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.
Public Energy Presents Performances May Be Permanent (World Premiere)
Written and performed by Kate Story (Peterborough), with music performed by Bill Brennan (St. John’s), directed by Ker Wells (Vancouver).
Through dance, theatre and live piano, Performances May Be Permanent follows Kate Story as she explores the deep personal connections between Glenn Gould, a dying mother, the nature of memory, the inner workings of a brain hooked on music, and the redemptive power of connection.
The 30-minute performance will be followed by a Reception and Q&A with the three collaborators – Kate, Bill and Ker – who will talk about how the work came together.
This premiere performance is the culmination of over three years of development. Successive versions of Performances were workshopped and performed in Peterborough and Hamilton, as well as St. John’s, Bill and Kate’s hometown. After its world premiere in Peterborough, Performances will go on to be presented in St. John’s in October at the Festival of New Dance, one of Canada’s longest-running dance festivals.
Photos: Wayne Eardley
About the Artists
|Kate Story is a performer and writer, born and raised in Newfoundland and now living in Ontario. She is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation’s K.M. Hunter Award in Theatre.
Visit Kate at www.katestory.com.
|Ker Wells has directed works for Canadian Stage Company, NACL Theatre (NY), Cleveland Public Theatre, and many other companies and independent artists. Ker co-founded Number Eleven Theatre and Primus Theatre. He has taught at the National Theatre School and Humber College, and presently teaches theatre at Simon Fraser University.|
|Bill Brennan’s expertise as a pianist, percussionist, composer and producer can be heard on some 100 albums to date. His album “Solo Piano 2” won the MusicNL Instrumental album of the year in 2008, and he was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year for 2006. He directs the Memorial University Jazz Ensemble and Gamelan Sagara Asih (the Memorial University Gamelan Ensemble).
Visit Bill at www.billbrennan.ca/.