Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room weekly livestream ran from April-June 2020 and showcased full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. A chance to gather together and enjoy art, the Rewind Room focused entirely on local artists, with the opportunity to donate to support these artists directly.

Each performance livestreamed to YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, and featured on a performance page on the Public Energy website. Following the performance, artists and audience met in a Zoom video chat social to discuss the performance in a virtual post-show reception. (BYO Snacks)

Thank you for joining us!

For more information or to watch a performance, click on the titles below:


Pigeon – Jenn Cole

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Thursday Jun 11th, 2020
12:00pm-12:30pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

Jenn Cole presents Pigeon, created for the Emergency #16 Festival in 2008. Music by Greg Frankland and Mike Morritt. Carrier pigeons with broken wings have been known to walk miles home to return with word. Yet my drawers are stuffed with halted attempts at letters – of apology, of romantic intent, of condolences…Carrier Pigeons. Unsent letters. The inarticulable. This piece explores the poetics of all those things we just can’t quite say and revels in human stammering.

Image of Jenn Cole performing pigeon inside Rewind Room logo.

Aurora – Nicole Malbeuf

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Wednesday May 27, 2020
2:00pm-2:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

Nicole Malbeuf, a Peterborough-based aerial artist with Trellis Arts & Entertainment, will perform Aurora. Nicole has performed her imaginative aerial and circus work with numerous groups in Peterborough, Toronto and smaller circus communities around Ontario. With Public Energy she performed in the 2018 Max’s Cabaret and took part in the Alternating Currents development process for new work in 2017.

Legacy – Old Men Dancing

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
4:00pm-4:30pm (Includes 15 minute Zoom Room reception)

Old Men Dancing present Legacy, their thoughtful and moving dance work from the Emergency #21 festival in 2015.

Snow Day – Kate Story and Ryan Kerr

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Wednesday May 13, 2020
3:00pm-3:30pm (Includes 15 minute Zoom Room reception)

Ryan Kerr and Kate Story present their 2019 remount of Snow Day, their hit dance work from the Emergency #11 festival in 2003. Kate and Ryan are probably the most prolific artists working in Peterborough’s independent theatre/dance scene, with so many original works to their credit it is hard to keep score. Their next most recent collaboration with Public Energy was 2017’s hit play-with-song-and-dance, damned be this transmigration.

Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick (hoop dance) with Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie (music)

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Thursday May 7, 2020
2:00pm-2:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

Nimkii Osawamick (Odawa, Wikwemikong Unceeded Reserve, Wolf Clan)a Peterborough-based singer, hoop dancer and champion Powwow dancer, will perform his powerful, high energy dance accompanied by Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie.  Nimkii has danced extensively with Indigenous artists, including cellist Cris Derksen’s Trio and Orchestral Powwow, and was last seen with Public Energy performing in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s The Honouring in 2015.

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men’s Traditional Dancer.  He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs, drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for 30 years.  He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.  He works at Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury giving drum teachings to the youth about proper drum etiquette and pow wow songs.

Bryden was also nominated for a Juno, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his debut album release entitled Round Dance & Beats.  Which fuses Traditional pow wow songs with modern hip hop production. He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017.

CRUTCH – Wes Ryan

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Thursday April 23, 2020
4:00pm-4:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

This duet between a dancer and his crutches acts as a farewell to trauma and addiction.

Elements: Air and Water – Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet & Nicole Malbeuf

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Wednesday April 15, 2020
12:00pm-12:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

An aerial silk performance celebrating the elements of Air and Water.

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SERVED: COUNTER CULTURE – NAOMI DUVALL AND ANNE WHITE

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
4:00pm-4:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

A performance of female shapes from classical paintings and experiences from the serving industry.

Rewind Room branded image featuring a still from Served: Counter Culture of Naomi Duvall. In the still Naomi reclines on a ledge with a serving tray positioned over her face.

UKTI: Mithila Ballal and Ensemble

Presented by the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room
Friday April 3, 2020
2:00pm-2:40pm (Includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

A celebratory performance of classical Indian dance and Bollywood.

Thank You!

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

MAJOR SEASON SPONSOR

ACCESSIBILITY SPONSOR

The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation

SEASON SPONSORS & FUNDERS

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