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Season: 2016-2017

Constellation/Conversation  in the photo.


Performance: September 16, 2016 @ 8PM
Installation: September 17-30, 2016

Artspace, 378 Alymer St.

Tanya Lukin Linklater and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, along with Layli Long Solider, cheyanne turions, and Cris Derksen will present Constellation/Conversation, a new collaborative performance and installation work, September 16th-30th at Artspace.

Constellation/Conversation will begi...

Beats and Braids  in the photo.

Beats and Braids


October 13-15, 2016

Various Local Venues

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Under the full light of Biinaakwe Giizis (Falling Leaves Moon), the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective (OKW) invites audience(s) to gather and to celebrate music from near and far. Beats and Braids is a three day celebration, featuring performances by musicians and songwriters, bringing forth lo...

petites danses  (WORLD PREMIERE)  in the photo.

petites danses (WORLD PREMIERE)

Marie-Josée Chartier

October 29, 2016 @ 8PM
October 30, 2016 @ 2PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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petites danses is a collection of small dances with vast imagination.
Thirteen performers. Four musical compositions. Eight dances. Each a world of its own.

Created by celebrated choreographer and connoisseur of contemporary music, Marie-Josée Ch...

Myrmidon Kate Story and Curtis Dreidger in a boat. in the photo.


November 30 – December 3, 2016 @ 8PM
December 4, 2016 @ 2PM

The Theatre on King, 159 King St.

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Partnering with Peterborough performance company Fleshy Thud, and A Certain Place: The Bernie Martin Festival, Public Energy brings back Myrmidon, a theatrical-poetical gem of a performance, written by the late Bernie Martin.

Myrmidon is the story of one woman’s magical, mystical, and m...

Music Creates Opportunity  in the photo.

Music Creates Opportunity


February 11, 2017 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. 140 Charlotte St.

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In Music Creates Opportunity, Crazy Smooth and his Bboyizm dance company continue to explore themes of personal expression through authentic street dance, and to push the art form at its edges. While Bboyizm’s first stage piece, IZM, challenged audiences’ expectations of both street...

damned be this transmigration  in the photo.

damned be this transmigration

Kate Story

March 3, 2017 @ 12:30PM & 8PM
March 4, 2017 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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Public Energy is proud to present the full-length premiere of a play featuring music created by some of the city’s most talented theatre artists. Writer/actor Kate Story’s damned be this transmigration has already had a successful run in workshop form at the intimate Theatre On King. Now ready for its prime-time debut, the work will be seen with a new set – and dance numbers – created especially for the expansive Market Hall stage.

Based on beloved characters created by New Yorker Don Marquis, damned be this transmigration is a dancing, singing roller coaster ride of a play with text from Marquis’s famous newspaper column and music from the swinging twenties, alongside original compositions. We follow Marquis, played by...

Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush  in the photo.

Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum’s Rush

Charlie Petch

March 29 – April 1, 2017 @ 8PM
April 2, 2017 @ 2PM

The Theatre On King, 159 King St.

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Charlie Petch is a spoken word artist, published writer and musical saw player whose career, which started in Peterborough, has taken off across North America. Here Petch presents a new version of this solo show set in 1931, with new Vaudeville-era music created by Petch. It’s the last night fo...

Songs in the Key of Cree  in the photo.

Songs in the Key of Cree

Tomson Highway

May 11, 2017 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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(Clockwise from top) Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano and Marcus Ali

“English is so hierarchical. In Cree, we don’t have animate-inanimate comparisons between things.

Animals have souls that are equal to ours. Rocks have soul...