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Season: 2010-2011

Dance Like No One Is Watching

Concept and Direction
Meagan O’Shea

Surprise and spectacle erupt in unexpected locations as contemporary dance becomes public art. Dance like no one is watching is inspired by mobile clubbing.  It is contemporary dance as public art; animating and reshaping the public’s perspective of their space.

Dancers will appear in public spaces to perform spontaneously composed choreography together. Sometimes the soundtrack will be a secret, heard in the dancers’ headsets and by audience who follow online ( and download the playlist to listen along. Sometimes the soundtrack will be broadcast through portable transistor radios that will tune in and out as the dancers move, creating an original score, sometimes music is amplified, dependent on the surroundings.

This is your chance to perform original choreography created by Toronto-based dance artist Meagan O’Shea, who has presented dance like no one is watching at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche arts festival and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, among many other venues. It is open to dancers and non-dancers alike, who can all… dance like no one is watching.

Join in

Schedule:3 Training Sessions (you must attend all 3).
Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 20 & 21, and Friday, Sept. 24, 7pm-10pm. 
To register, call Public Energy at 745-1788 or email
Performances: Saturday, Sept. 25. Times and places tba.


Jack and the Beanstalk Go Downtown

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Artsweek Hunter Street Party

Gather at Sam’s Place-the Best Dan Deli in Town 188 Hunter

Laurel Paluck
Costume design
Melanie McCall
Prop Construction
Craig Dowson
Stage Manager/Creative Consultant
Patricia Levert-Thorne
Leigh Macdonald
Wes Ryan
Sam Sayer
Dan Smith
Lisa Dixon
Beau Dixon
Melanie McCall
Max Price
Angus Macdonald
Sebastien Kay

Artsweek & Public Energy present

Atelier Ludmila’s AlleyWaltz 2010:

Jack and the Beanstalk Go Downtown

Everyone is invited to this family-friendly interactive adv...


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Performance Storyteller
Ben Haggarty

Sianed Jones

All Saints' Parish Hall: 235 Rubidge Ave.

Public Energy presents
by Ben Haggarty
and Sianed Jones

North American premiere

Enter a world of feverish collective dreaming, as performance storyteller, Ben Haggarty, and musician and singer, Sianed Jones, present an intense ‘...


The Venue: 286 George St N, Peterborough

Public Energy is having a Spring Fashion Show to raise funds for its programs with local artists, including the annual Emergency #18 Festival.
Theme is Mad Men with a Mod twist, featuring hip local fashion houses and one-of-a-kind creations by local designer/artis...

Emergency #18 Festival of New Dance and Performance by Peterborough-area Artists

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April 8 to 10, 2011
Friday:        7:30 pm-Program A;  9:00 pm-Program B
Saturday:   7:30 pm-Program B;  9:00 pm-Program C

Sunday:      2:00 pm-Program C;  3:30 pm-Program A


Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

Program A
Friday 7:30 pm & Sunday 3:30 pm
Jenn Cole
Shannon Culkeen
Old Men Dancing
Edge of the Woods Theatre

Program B
Friday 9:00 pm & Saturday 7:30 pm
Lester Alfonso
Ballet for Drop-Outs
Sophia Cooper
Ryan Kerr


Marie-Josée Chartier

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April 28 and 29, 2011

Thursday April 28
Post-Show Reception:
meet the artists

Friday April 29 
Pre-Show Chat
w/ director
Ruth Madoc-Jones

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

choreographer, performer, text and vocals
Marie-Josée Chartier

director, dramaturge
Ruth Madoc-Jones

set designer
Trevor Schwellnus

sound designer
Thomas Ryder-Payne

Chasing Darkness

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Public Energy presents

Atlas Moves Watching
Chasing Darkness,
Part One and Part Two

A program of new dance works by Bill James for the spring season.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

choreography: Bill James
dancers: Whitney Hewitt, Robert Kingsbury, Brian Solomon
media design: Steve Daniels
music: Robert Kingsbury, Bill James and the cast
lighting design: Sharon Di Genova
costume design: Martha Cockshutt
85 min w ...

Andy Jones – The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

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The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

A Puppet Show For All Ages

A Traditional Newfoundland Fairy Tale
Told by Andy Jones
Puppets by Darka Erdelji
sound design by Monique Tobin

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

Andy Jones‘s wonderful new adaptation of a traditional Newfoundland tale is sure to delight folks of all ages.  Follow Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland tales, on his way to the land of the Queen of Paradise. Told with the humour, warmth and sly wi...

Ode’min Giizis 2011

About the Ode’min Giizis Festival
The Ode’min Giizis Festival is presented by O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk (OKW) and Public Energy in Peterborough, Ontario. From June 20-24 2012, Indigenous artists, including musicians, performers, visual artists, writers, storytellers, artisans, and dancer...