The Pivot Series

The Pivot Series


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 existing work, or create new work for an outdoor site-specific public setting in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. Proposed locations may include (but are not limited to): parking lots, parks, park pavilions, beneath a bridge, etc. Performance works may be 12-30 minutes in length.

COVID 19 Safety Guidelines

Participants in the series will be expected to follow pandemic safety protocols for the live performance sector during rehearsals and performances. Those protocols will be posted on the Public Energy website on August 5. Performance works that are already in development or have already been presented are eligible. Public Energy Performing Arts encourages applications from artists of colour, indigenous artists, LGBTQ2S+ artists, deaf artists and artists living with disabilities. 

About Public Energy Performing Arts:
Public Energy Performing Arts presents a season of contemporary dance, theatre and interdisciplinary performance. We support and present work by local, national, and international artists, while building community through outreach programming, and developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate. As a presenter, Public Energy programs both well-known artists and new artists; develops audiences through a variety of activities including talks, lectures, pre-show chats, artist residencies, and curated programming; participates in national initiatives that move dance forward, such as the CanDance Creation Fund and the CanDance Touring Exchange; commissions and co-commissions new work from significant artists and commits to their presentation; serves as a venue and touring destination for artists; and supports new work and new directions for artists through residencies, and financial and administrative support.

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2020-21 Season Funders and Sponsors



The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation


  • Canada Council
  • Jo Pillon
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
  • City of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Now
  • We Design
  • Hi Ho Silver