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Season: 2017-2018

Between The Water and The Sky A dancers with skirt in motion as she performs. in the photo.

Between The Water and The Sky

PSO String Quartet, Unity Vocal Ensemble
& Jade Willoughby

June 29, 2017 @ 12PM, 3PM & 5PM

12PM: The Venue, 286 George St. N
3PM & 5PM: Venture North, 270 George St. N

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ATTENTION: Performances of Between the Water and the Sky have been moved indoors due to the rain.

Between the Water and the Sky is a live performance featuring the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Unity Indigenous vocal ensemble and performer Jade Willoughby, and is presented by t...

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Alternating Currents

August 12, 2017 @ 2PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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FREE admission

Alternating Currents

Alternating Currents invites audiences to view short excerpts of performance works in the early stages of development. The Alternating Currents program gives Peterborough-area artists an opportunity to workshop new works of theatre and performance with the aid of a dramaturge...

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Hong Kong Exile

Hong Kong Exile

September 21, 2017 @ 7PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

Attention: NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 will feature rapidly flashing lights, performance fog/haze, and feature loud audio.

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Click here to listen to our podcast about Hong Kong Exile (opens in a new tab)

Through a haze of high tech multimedia projection, light, sound and dance, Vancouver’s hottest new multidisciplinary performance group, Hong Kong Exile, brings us their two signature performanc...

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Brian Solomon

Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring

October 19 & 20, 2017 @ 6PM

Brock Street Parking Lot, 190 Brock St.

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Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring is a site-specific dance performance created by Brian Solomon and members of the community. The performance is a re-envisioning of the 1913 early modern ballet, Rite of Spring, via a contemporary Anishin...

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Precarious Festival

Presented by Fleshy Thud in Partnership with Public Energy

October 25th – December 2, 2017

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Precarious workers are those who fill permanent job needs but are denied permanent employee rights. Why is so much creative labour precarious? What are the consequences of increasing precariousness for work of all kinds across the board? Precarious: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival approaches the...

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Wearable Art Challenge Cabaret

Max’s Cabaret presents the Runway Challenge Wearable Art Musical Revue


November 4, 2017 @ 8PM

The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Rd

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It’s Max’s Cabaret, it’s The Runway Challenge, it’s a super-fun evening bringing together some of Peterborough’s finest musical, visual and performing artists together in a fundraiser for Public Energy’s Emergency #22, Public Energy’s festival of new dance &a...

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Writing as Resistance: a public talk by Chris Hedges

Public Energy and The Precarious Festival Present

November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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The outspoken American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges will speak on his life and work as a writer, engaging head on with some of the most contentious issues of our time. The talk is held in conjunction with Precarious: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival. Chris will engage in a Q&am...

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February 23, 2018 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.

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Curator’s Corner Podcast: Mouthpiece (listen in a new tab)

Media Release, February 13, 2018: Veteran director Patricia Rozema directing film adaptation of the hit Canadian play Mouthpiece (read in a new tab)

Media Release, January 15, 2018: Women speak out and speak up i...

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Phantom, stills & vibrations by Lara Kramer

Exhibition, Public Artist Talks & Workshops
Presented by Trent University & Artspace, Fuelled by Public Energy

February 26 – March 9, 2018
Various Locations

Exhibit: March 3 – 9, 2018
Opening Performance
: March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 & 3:30PM
Closing Performance: March 9, 2018 @ 7PM

Artspace, 378 Aylmer St.


Public Artist Talk and Discovery of State of Body Workshop

40th Annual Ashley Fellow Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree), artistic director of Lara Kramer Danse will discuss her new work Phantom, stills & vibrations, that will be on exhibit at Artspace March 3-9, 2018. In the workshop component, L...

Jeneen Frei Njootli  in the photo.

Jeneen Frei Njootli

I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt

Presented by Artspace; Fuelled by Public Energy

March 15, 2018 @ 8PM

Artspace; 378 Aylmer St. N

Exhibition continues to April 21, 2018

Photograph by Emmanuel Etti for Discorder Magazine

Please join Artspace on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8PM for a special performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli. Frei Njootli’s performance will mark the opening of the artist’s solo work I can’t make you those mitts because there is a hole in my heart and my hands hurt. The one-night-only perfor...

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Emergency Performance Festival #22

March 22-24, 2018 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St.
& The Theatre on King, 159 King St.

Program A (TTOK): Thurs @ 8PM, Fri @ 9:30PM, Sat @ 2PM & 6:30PM
Program B (MH): Fri @ 6:30PM, Sat @ 8PM
Program C (MH): Fri @ 8PM, Sat @ 6:30PM

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Curator’s Corner Podcast: Emergency #22

Media Release: March 12, 2018

From experimental theatre to contemporary dance, aerial circus arts and belly dance, the Emergency festival – now in its 22nd year – has something for everyone! Feed your adventurous side by checking out one or more of this year’s programs, featuring both newcomers and veterans of Peter...

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Snowangels & The Lion’s Roar

By Deepti Gupta
Arzoo Dance Theatre (Ottawa)

April 6 & 7, 2018 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St. N

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Public Energy is pleased to welcome Deepti Gupta back to Peterborough for the premiere of her newest work, Snowangels; the longstanding relationship between Gupta and Public Energy has included a number of new works, most notably her iconoclastic work, Rubies, in 2003.

Snowangels explores ...