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Season: 2017-2018

Between The Water and The Sky

PSO String Quartet, Unity Vocal Ensemble
& Jade Willoughby

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June 29, 2017, 4:00 pm, The Venue: 286 George St N, Peterborough
June 29, 2017, 7:00 pm, Venture North: 270 George St N, Peterborough
June 29, 2017, 9:00 pm, Venture North: 270 George St N, Peterborough

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...

Alternating Currents

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

August 12, 2017, 6:00 pm

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 dramatur...

Hong Kong Exile


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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

September 21, 2017, 4:00 am

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

Through a haze of high tech multimedia projection, light, sound and dance, Va...

Brian Solomon

Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring

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Millennium Park, enter from Charlotte Street

October 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
October 20, 2017, 10:00 pm

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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...

Precarious Festival

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...

Wearable Art Challenge Cabaret

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



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The Mount Community Centre: 1545 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough

November 4, 2017, 12:00 am

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...

Writing as Resistance: a public talk by Chris Hedges

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

November 20, 2017, 4:30 am

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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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

February 23, 2018, 5:00 am

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...

Phantom, stills & vibrations by Lara Kramer

Exhibition, Public Artist Talk & Workshop

Presented by Trent University & Artspace

Fuelled by Public Energy


March 9, 2018

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

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

Photograph by Emmanuel Etti for Discorder Magazine

March 15, 2018, 5:00 am, Artspace: 378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough

Performance Date has been changed to Thursday March 15, 8pm.

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 ...

Emergency Performance Festival #22

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Program A at The Theatre on King
March 22 at 8pm, March 23 at 9:30pm, March 24 at 2pm and 6:30pm.
With works by Hermione Rivison, Sarah Rudnicki, Robyn Smith & Bennett Bedoukian, Anne White.

Program B at The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
March 23 at 6:30pm, March 24 at 8pm.
With works by Opal (Jen) Elchuk & Kayla Stanistreet, Mandy Livings, Becca Partington & Wes Ryan, Thomas Vaccaro & Ethan Hinsehlwood.

Program C at The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
March 23 at 8pm, March 24 at 6:30pm.
With works by Nicole Malbeuf & Nicole Kelly, Leslie Menagh, Old Men Dancing, Charlie Petch, Kate Story. Please note that Program C contains mature content

Curator’s Corner Podcast: Emergency #22

Media Release: March 12, 2018

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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 veter...

Snowangels & The Lion’s Roar

By Deepti Gupta
Arzoo Dance Theatre (Ottawa)

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough

April 6, 2018, 12:00 am
April 7, 2018, 12:00 am

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 ...