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Season: 2019-2020

<em>Trophy (Ottawa)</em> in the photo.

Trophy (Ottawa)

Fleming Park (427 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough)

Friday October 4 2019

7-10pm

Saturday October 5 2019

4-7pm

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Witness stories of life-changing moments of transformation in this pop up living installation at Fleming Park, built around stories by people from our community.  Audience members move through at their own pace from tent to tent listening to stories that capture turning points in our lives.  Th...

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): <em>The Mush Hole</em> in the photo.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): The Mush Hole

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Saturday November 2 2019

Pre-show chat with curator Patti Shaughnessy at 6:30

Show at 7:30 pm

Post Show Q&A immediately following the performance

Show Length: 60 minutes

Suitable for: Ages 11 and up

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Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience through dance, and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgement and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted. Santee Smith is an award-winning producer and choreog...

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival  in the photo.

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Artistic Director: Kate Story

Festival Director: Ryan Kerr

Friday November 1 2019 – Saturday December 21 2019

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Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival is a month-long multi-arts festival with over 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, and performance. Precarious2 also delivers workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions on t...

New Stages Theatre Company: <em>Every Brilliant Thing</em> in the photo.

New Stages Theatre Company: Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe

The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough)

Thursday January 16 – Saturday January 25 2020

7:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday

3:00pm Sunday matinée

 



​A New Stages Theatre Production

In partnership with Public Energy

Starring: Steve Ross

Directed by: Linda Kash

Trigger Warning : contains themes of mental health and suicide.

Recommended audience: 14+

Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how hope can be maintained by focusing on the things in life that are profound in ...

Circus Boy  in the photo.

Circus Boy

A FILM BY LA ALFONSO

PART OF THE REFRAME FILM FESTIVAL

MARKET HALL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (140 CHARLOTTE ST, PETERBOROUGH)

FRIDAY JANUARY 24 2020

5:00 PM

A man finds reconciliation with his mother when he and his husband adopt a boy that he’s training for circus school.

When Ethan came into their lives, Thomas and Michael fell in love all over again. Thomas is nervous about introducing their adoptive son Ethan to his mother Michelle, who is vis...

Improvisation Dance Workshop with Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance Two dancers moving against a black background. in the photo.

Improvisation Dance Workshop with Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance

DANCE ADVANCE WORKSHOP SERIES
PRESENTED BY: PETERBOROUGH DANCE WORKS WITH THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC ENERGY

When: Saturday, February 22 2020, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Sadleir House, Dining Hall (751 George St. N.)
Register: Email to admin@publicenergy.ca
Cost: $25 or PWYC

GENEROUS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

Moving separately and together, award-winning dance artist Karen Kaeja will invite you into the world of task-based scores while welcoming our intuitive bodies to devise and encounter great dances together. Warm up begins with finding ...

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): <em>The Chemical Valley Project</em> in the photo.

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): The Chemical Valley Project

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Friday March 6 2020

Relaxed Performance

12:30 pm matinée

7:30 pm

Show Length: 70 minutes + 15 minute Q&A moderated by Jenn Cole

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY

*We are encouraging all audiences to do their part to maintain a scent free environment.*

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Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling. With Kevin Matthew Wong of Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto). Click here for more information

Isadora Digital Media Workshop. With Julia Howman of Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto). Click here for more information

Located in Sarnia, t...

Isadora Digital Media Workshop Close up of a mans face being lit with projection. in the photo.

Isadora Digital Media Workshop

Isadora Digital Media Workshop with Julia Howman of Broadleaf Theatre

When: Saturday, March 7 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N.) 

Cost: $15 or PWYC

Please bring a laptop with you. Payment can be taken by cash or credit card.

An introduction to the visual programming environment Isadora, widely used in contemporary performance to control images, sounds, movies, lights, and more!

In this workshop, we’ll look at basic Isadora terminology, work hands on in the software and learn how to import, play, and control...

<em>Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling</em>, Kevin Matthew Wong, Broadleaf Theatre Kevin Matthew Wong hols a piece of fabric, onto which is projected a Canadian glaf with photos of protesters replacing the red portion of the flag in the photo.

Devised Theatre Workshop: Objects and Personal Storytelling, Kevin Matthew Wong, Broadleaf Theatre

The Theatre on King (171 King St)

Saturday March 7 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost: pay-what-you-can

Please bring a non-breakable handheld object. Payment can be taken by cash at the door.

The Theatre on King: 171 King St, Peterborough

This hands-on workshop uses objects and personal story-telling to get your creative juices flowing.  Broadleaf Theatre’s acclaimed documentary-theatre work, The Chemical Valley Project, will be presented by Public Energy Performing Arts at the Market Hall on March 6.

 

T...

<EM> UKTI</em> – Mithila Ballal and Ensemble Ukti dancers in Peterborough Square. in the photo.

UKTI – Mithila Ballal and Ensemble

Presented by The Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room

Friday April 3, 2020

2:00pm-2:40pm (includes 20 minute Zoom Room reception)

Streaming on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and right here on this webpage

A celebratory performance of classical Indian dance and Bollywood.

Performers: Mithila Ballal, Magna Karthik, Calvin Karthik, Shreya Plassery, Nirupama Namulla, Prutha Pathak, Shweta Prakash Naganath

Announcing the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus ent...

Served: Counter Culture – Naomi Duvall and Anne White Naomi Duvall performs in Served:Counterculture. She reclines on a ledge with a serving tray covering her face. in the photo.

Served: Counter Culture – Naomi Duvall and Anne White

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

A performance of female shapes from classical paintings and experiences from the serving industry.

Performed by Naomi Duvall, outside eye Anne White

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on local a...

Elements: Air and Water – Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet & Nicole Malbeuf Three women perform in blue sparkling leotards on aerial silks suspended in a city park in the photo.

Elements: Air and Water – Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet & Nicole Malbeuf

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 2020

12:00PM-12:40PM (INCLUDES 20 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

An aerial silk performance celebrating the elements of Air and Water. This is an excerpt of the original work.

Performed by Jennifer Elchuk (Opal), Kayla Stanistreet, Nicole Malbeuf

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on local a...

CRUTCH – Wes Ryan Wes Ryan performing in an alley in the photo.

CRUTCH – Wes Ryan

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Performed by Wes Ryan, accompanied by Patrick Walsh

This duet between a dancer and his crutches acts as a farewell to trauma and addiction.

 

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy’s archives. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy art. The Rewind Room will focus entirely on...

Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick and Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie  in the photo.

Keep it Hopping – Nimkii Osawamick and Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

THURSDAY MAY 7, 2020

2:00PM-2:40PM (INCLUDES 20 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

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Nimkii Osawamick (Odawa, Wikwemikong Unceeded Reserve, Wolf Clan)a Peterborough-based singer, hoop dancer and champion Powwow dancer, will perform his powerful, high energy dance accompanied by Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie.  Nimkii has danced extensively with Indigenous artists, including cellist Cris Derksen’s Trio and Orchestral Powwow, and was last seen with Public Energy performing in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s The Honouring in 2015.

Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men’s Traditional Dancer.  He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs, drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for 30 years.  He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.  He works at Shkagamik Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury giving drum teachings to the youth about proper drum etiquette and pow wow songs.

Bryden was also nominated for a Juno, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his debut album release entitled Round Dance & Beats.  Which fuses Traditional pow wow songs with modern hip hop production. He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

 

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Thumbnail Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Pub...

Snow Day – Ryan Kerr and Kate Story Kate Story and Ryan Kerr performing shirtless with backs to the camera. Photo reads

Snow Day – Ryan Kerr and Kate Story

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 2020

3:00PM-3:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Ryan Kerr and Kate Story present their 2019 remount of Snow Day, their hit dance work from the Emergency #11 festival in 2003. Kate and Ryan are probably the most prolific artists working in Peterborough’s independent theatre/dance scene, with so many original works to their credit it is hard to keep score. Their next most recent collaboration with Public Energy was 2017’s hit play-with-song-and-dance, damned be this transmigration.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

Accessibility note: Closed captioning is available on Youtube and on the Public Energy website

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Thumbnail Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Pub...

Legacy – Old Men Dancing Men over 50  performing onstage. in the photo.

Legacy – Old Men Dancing

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020

4:00PM-4:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

 

Concept and video by Bob Romerein
Co-created and
Performed by Brian Dimock, Brian Ling, Brian Nichols, Colin MacAdam, Hugh MacMillan, Jim Angel, John Anderson, Pete Hewett, Ravi-Inder Soligo, Ray Barker, Rob Steinman, Wes Ryan and Sandy Burnaby
Music: Passion by Peter Gabriel
Outside eyes: Peter Earle, Marie-Josée Chartier
Old Men Dancing present Legacy, their thoughtful and moving dance work from the Emergency #21 festival in 2015. 
 
What do we leave behind? / For whom is it intended, / is it something to be considered / or best forgotten? / Is it: concrete or ethereal, / a statue or an idea, / an egotistical monument or a path to nirvana? / Such are the musings of old men. 
 

 


 

Filmed by: Stephen Rose

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Photo: Esther Vincent

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances fro...

Aurora – Nicole Malbeuf A woman suspends from an aerial hoop, her arms hooked over the hoop. She wears a dress fabricated with white fairy lights within the fabric. in the photo.

Aurora – Nicole Malbeuf

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

12:00PM-12:30PM (INCLUDES 15 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Closed captioning is available on Youtube and on the Public Energy website

Nicole Malbeuf, a Peterborough-based aerial artist, performs Aurora. A mainstay of Peterborough’s busy circus scene, Nicole runs her own company, Trellis Arts & Entertainment, and has performed her imaginative aerial and circus work in Peterborough, Toronto and numerous communities throughout Ontario.

*This performance video was captured in May of 2019, as part of our 25th Anniversary P(art)y Ball afternoon pop-ups.*

 

Filmed by: Dan English

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Photo: Wayne Eardley

 

Welcome to the Public Energy Performing Arts Rewind Room!

The Public Energy Rewind Room is a weekly livestream where we showcase full and excerpted performances from Public Energy...

Pigeon – Jenn Cole Jenn Cole performing Pigeon as a part of Emergency #16 in April 2008. in the photo.

Pigeon – Jenn Cole

PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS REWIND ROOM

Thursday June 11th, 2020

12:00PM-12:30PM (INCLUDES 20 MINUTE ZOOM ROOM RECEPTION)

STREAMING ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND RIGHT HERE ON THIS WEBPAGE

Closed captioning is available on Youtube and on the Public Energy website

Jenn Cole presents Pigeon, created for the Emergency #16 Festival in 2008. Music by Greg Frankland and Mike Morritt.
 
Carrier pigeons with broken wings have been known to walk miles home to return with word. Yet my drawers are stuffed with halted attempts at letters – of apology, of romantic intent, of condolences…Carrier Pigeons. Unsent letters. The inarticulable. This piece explores the poetics of all those things we just can’t quite say and revels in human stammering.
Thank you Clifford McCarten and Georges Bataille   *This performance video was captured in April 2008 as a part of Public Energy’s Emergency #16 Festival.*

Filmed by: Stephen Rose

Edited by: Eryn Lidster

Photo: Andrew Fox

Artist Bio:
Jenn Cole (...

Company Town Poster by Lillian Ross-Millard in the photo.

Company Town

Companytown.ca

Going Live July 13 2020, visit Artspace July 13-19 2020

Visit the Website

10am-4pm, Doors open for 2 visitors at a time. Night viewing is also encouraged.

In conjunction with Anne White’s 2019-2020 Artist in Residency at Public Energy Performing Arts.

Company Town is a live and online installation that maps the complex legacy of the General Electric factory in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. We see mapping as a creative tool for addressing the factory site as a layered space:a 50-acre lot of buildings mostly sitting in a state of disuse in the south end of the city and a non-literal space imbued with memory, imagination and association. We undertake this project at a moment when the representation of this factory as a benevolent local force is being contested by horrific information brought forward by former workers. 

How do these revelations unsettle our relationship to the mythic image of this factory? We are working across film, performance, visual art and the media artform of a website to provide our own locations of return, reentry, remembrance and grieving. We hope that our work can invite reflection an...

Winding our Way Home Melissa Addison-Webster head shot. in the photo.

Winding our Way Home

Movement, Brain Injury and Belonging

Melissa Addison-Webster

2020-2021 Artist in Residence with Public Energy Performing Arts

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region will partner with dance performance artist Melissa Addison-Webster to facilitate movement workshops to explore themes of transformation, and belonging.

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region

 

Artist in Residence Melissa Addison Webster has been working on completing the online Zoom programming component of her Ontario Art’s Grant, Winding Our Way Home with women-identified participants from the Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region. This has developed work exploring the theme...