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Season: 2016-2017

Constellation/Conversation  in the photo.


Artspace: 378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough

September 16, 2016, 8:00 pm
September 30, 2016

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

Beats and Braids poster

October 13, 2016
October 15, 2016


October 13-15, 2016

Venues: Gordon Best Theatre
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
The Garnet


Under the full light of Biinaakwe Giizis (Falling Leaves Moon), the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective (OKW) invites ...

petites danses  (WORLD PREMIERE)  in the photo.

petites danses (WORLD PREMIERE)

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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.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

October 29, 2016, 8:00 pm
October 30, 2016, 2:00 pm


Created by celebrated choreographer and connoisseur of contemporary music, Marie-Josée Chartier’s petites danses is a study in perception. Set to the music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier creates unique choreographic worlds th...

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


The Theatre on King: 159 King St, Peterborough

November 30, 2016, 12:00 am
December 4, 2016, 6:00 pm

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...

Music Creates Opportunity  in the photo.

Music Creates Opportunity


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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 dance and the stage, Music Creates Opportunity considers the intersection of rhythm, expression, and community in the making of music and dance.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

February 11, 2017, 8:00 pm

Music is featured as the critical link between dancers — dancers who may not speak the same language but who can find language together through the art form. In coming together, dancers realize personal expression, individualized interpretation, and explore their own inner music. Their envi...

damned be this transmigration  in the photo.

damned be this transmigration

Kate Story

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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.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

March 3, 2017, 12:30 pm
March 3, 2017, 8:00 pm
March 4, 2017, 8:00 pm

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

The Theatre on King: 159 King St, Peterborough

March 29, 2017, 8:00 pm
April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm


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...

Songs in the Key of Cree  in the photo.

Songs in the Key of Cree

Tomson Highway

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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

May 11, 2017, 8:00 pm

(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...