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Emergency #21

March 26 – 29, 2015

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

Program A: Thurs @ 8PM, Sat @ 7:30
Program B: Fri @ 8PM, Sat @ 9PM
Myrmidon: Thurs @ 8PM, Fri @ 8PM, Sat @ 5PM, Sun @ 1PM

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Single tickets for Program AProgram B and Myrmidon: $15, not including service fees. $5 for high school students.
Bundle: Any 3 shows for $35.
Available in advance from the Market Hall box office: or 705-749-1146.

Schedule of ticketed shows:

Thursday, March 26
8pm – Program A at Market Hall
8pm – Myrmidon at The Theatre On King

Friday, March 27
8pm – Program B at Market Hall
8pm – Myrmidon at The Theatre On King

Saturday, March 28
5pm – Myrmidon at The Theatre On King
7:30pm – Program A at Market Hall
9pm – Program B at Market Hall

Sunday, March 29
1pm – Myrmidon at The Theatre On King

Program A at Market Hall
Thursday at 8pm & Saturday at 7:30pm Running time approx 65 minutes with intermission.
Featuring works by Nick Ferrio, Janel Jarvis, Heather McGillivray, Old Men Dancing, Opal, Stephanie Bartsch and Becca Partington, Hermione Rivison.

Program B at Market Hall
Friday at 8pm & Saturday at 9pm Running time approx 80 minutes with intermission.
Featuring works by Northumberland Contemporary Dance Collective, Dave Cave, Barbara Dametto, Kenn Gibb, Judith Mason, Tegan Moss and Caitlin Bragg, Hilary Wear.

Myrmidon at The Theatre On King, 159 King Street
Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 1pm Running time approx 60 min.
Myrmidon by Bernie Martin. Performed by Kate Story and Curtis Driedger.

Vertep by Brad Brackenridge: Free with a ticket to Program A or B or Myrmidon*Keep Your Ticket Stub*
In the Market Hall lobby for one half hour both prior to and following every Program A and Program B, and at each intermission. Performances of Vertep are 5 minutes long, for one person at a time. No advance tickets; sign up with the special Vertep registrar in the lobby.

this is silence by Jess Rowland outside the Market Hall
Free performance every night on the sidewalk outside the Market Hall prior to Programs A and B.

Program A at Market Hall
Thursday at 8pm, Saturday at 7:30pm Running time approx 70 min with intermission.

Nick Ferrio
Singer/songwriter Nick Ferrio pushes his practice with the accompaniment of strings and live light projection in this debut of new material. Performed by Candice Cloutier, David Bird, Robin Love, John Hoffman, Melissa Payne and Nick Ferrio.

Janel Jarvis
The Vocal Lives of Bellydance
Breath is the common denominator between the dancer, the musicians, and the audience. We invite the audience to turn their attention inward and breathe with us. With Kathleen Adamson (rebec, a medieval stringed instrument), Victoria Wallace (vocals), Hartley Stephenson (vocals), Leigh Macdonald (vocals) and Janel Jarvis (dance).

Heather McGillivray
This dance is a journey of discovering the box I am in and finding the joy, passion and freedom that comes from moving outside it. Performed by Heather McGillivray, with video collaboration by Lester Alfonso.

Old Men Dancing
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. 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, Sandy Burnaby.

The love affair between music and dance is an old story, here told by Opal (dancer/choreographer) and Jared (musician/composer). In Studio they explore the interplay of electronic music and aerial dance. Rather than let the dance follow the music, both arts influence each other in real time. Special thanks to Market Hall for supporting Opal with an artist residency. Performed by Opal Jennifer Elchuk and Jared Bremner.

Stephanie Bartsch and Becca Partington
Exogenesis explores the impact of outside forces on the whole person. It illustrates the paradox of how one’s inner demons may emerge and propel someone to function in one aspect of their lives while dismantling other facets of their well being/mental health. This 5-minute dance piece is a collaborative choreographic duet using ballet and contemporary dance. Performed by Stephanie Bartsch and Becca Partington.

Hermione Rivison
Boa Constrictions
Jewel rehearses, where else but in the shower, to discover she needs divine help in order to present to the world her true beauty. A burlesque goddess shares her secrets to help Jewel out. Hermione Rivison and Cora Flora join forces to break through the illusions and explore the truth of beauty and sexuality. Cora has written some original music for the piece. Thanks to Deb Reynolds for her professional eye during rehearsal.

Program B at Market Hall
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 9pm Running time approx 70 min with intermission.

Northumberland Contemporary Dance Collective
Go Where the Love Is
Newly founded Northumberland Contemporary Dance Collective presents “Go Where the Love Is”. A dance work commissioned for the TED style fundraising event Imaginate: An Evening of Possibilites, which took place in February 2015 in Port Hope. This event brings awareness to the Greenwood Coalition community, poverty, mental illness and addiction. It is important to note that moments in this dance were inspired by or choreographed by members of the Greenwood Coalition arts therapy group. It represents the feeling of belonging to in their community and being loved. Performed by Rebecca Baptista, Katie Flindall and Stephanie Booth.

Dave Cave
Madonna, What The Hell:  The Worst Hit Musical
We all make mistakes…but not all of us rap our mistakes. Comedian/writer Dave Cave performs piano renditions of Madonna’s worst songs. Interspersed with recitations of interview footage, Dave uses only Madonna’s own words as the material for this one-man show. Madonna, What The Hell… is a celebration of an artist who proves that in order for great success, there must be great failures and also a fleeting British accent. Premiered at Peterborough Pride 2014.

Barbara Dametto
The Serpent and the Lotus
This convergence of fractal art, music and movement depicts a journey through the seven chakra centres from the earth to the spirit realm. The serpent represents the feminine downward energies and the primordial spiral. The lotus flower represents the masculine upward path of liberation and connection to higher consciousness. Together they dance the eternal duet of form and formlessness, beauty and suffering, illusion and truth. Performed by Barbara (Eva) Dametto.

Kenn Gibb
Alone Together
This intimate look at contemporary life explores the grip that technology and social media can exert on the modern relationship. Performed by Ange Sorensen, Kenn Gibb and Jana Farell (Musician).

Judith A. Mason
The Perfect Spy
In this adaptation of Judith Graham’s poem ‘Curiosity’ an older woman looks back at her life.  She considers what is important in the long run and is surprised by her own conclusions. Performed by Judith A. Mason.

Tegan Moss and Caitlin Bragg
Circular Spaces
Geometric patterns unfold in this hoop dance as it moves to a bouncy rhythm. Circular Spaces is a playful duet featuring four skillfully manipulated hoops. Throughout the piece the polarity of success in collaboration and struggle to align exist in tension. Mediative flow, collaborative inspiration, and self-expression are the currents that move these dancers. Performed by Tegan Moss and Caitlin Bragg.

Hilary Wear
Tootah gets a chance to dance! 3 times!!! But the reason he is needed gives him pause…the Ballerina has been slain – another Stolen Sister. Performed by Hilary Wear, Cheri Patrick and Charmaine Magumbe.

Myrmidon at The Theatre On King, 159 King Street
Myrmidon is a poetic one act play written by the late Bernie Martin in 1994 for one performer and one musician. Based in part on the Grimm fairytale The Magic Flounder, this one act play depicts the struggle to live with integrity in a world where one is doomed to fail. Originally presented at the Union Theatre in Peterborough in 1995 by Writers Workshop Theatre, Myrmidon is one woman’s magical, mystical, ethereal journey down a river, through a river, within a river, and what’s that on the shore. This new exploration of Martin’s work is directed by Ryan Kerr, performed by Kate Story and musician Curtis Driedger, with set and costume design by Martha Cockshutt. Content advisory: salty language.

Brad Brackenridge in the Market Hall lobby
While ‘vertep’ is the name for a style of traveling puppet theatre that originated in 17th century Ukraine, it is also the name for a new one-on-one puppet show created by puppeteer Brad Brackenridge, who describes the work as a meditation on life, death and beyond. Every 5-minute performance of Vertep will be viewed by one person at a time, listening to the sound in headphones while sitting inside a confessional-style booth attached to the puppet stage. To view the work, audience members who are attending Emergency must put their name on a viewing list being compiled by the special Vertep attendant; there are no advance reservations. Brackenridge’s collaborators are Leslie Menagh, who has designed costumes for the puppets; singers Zorana Sidiq and James McLennan; multi-media artist Dan English; and carpenter John MacEwen. Performed by Brad Brackenridge.

Emergency #21 was generously supported by TD Bank and Christensen Fine Art.

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