The Party Ball

The Party Ball


Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough


Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm

Celebrate 25 provocative years with Public Energy Performing Arts!

Party with the past as we bring 25 years of performance history to life with a star-studded performance lineup that features artists from every era of Public Energy’s history. With prizes, games, and special guests, Peterborough’s newest art party will be a chance to celebrate the past, present and future.

Veejay Lester Alfonso will draw on 25 years of video documentation from Public Energy’s archives to create visuals for the dance party that will take the event into the wee hours.

Confirmed artists performing at the P(art)y Ball include:

  • Debra Brown, choreographer for Cirque de Soleil, whose work Apogée was Public Energy’s first ever presentation in 1994!
  • Evelyn Hart, hailing from Peterborough, a prima ballerina for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet who continues dancing on international stages.
  • Bill Coleman, 2018 winner of the most prestigious dance award in Canada, The Walter Carsen Prize, for lifetime achievement.
  • Deepti Gupta, one of Canada’s most innovative South Asian choreographers.
  • Old Men Dancing, Canada’s all male over 50 dance collective.
  • Kate Story, Peterborough based interdisciplinary artist and K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Theatre.
  • Ryan Kerr, Peterborough based interdisciplinary artist and Peterborough Arts Award nominee.
  • Nicole Malbeuf, Peterborough based aerial artist of Trellis Arts & Entertainment.
  • Thomas Vaccaro & Opal, Peterborough based circus artists of Pyroflys & Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts.

Thanks to The Party Ball sponsors:


The City of Peterborough


Trellis Arts & Entertainment


– Group Benefit Plans and Life Insurance


Thank You!

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

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