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Dancers Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss

Heirloom / Peterborough


co-presented by Fall For Dance North and Public Energy Performing Arts

Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss

Lua Shayenne Dance Company


1:00 pm at Millennium Park (130 King St. Peterborough)

6:00 pm at Isabel Morris Park (20 Concession St. Lakefield)

Program length: approx. 60 Minutes, with a short pause between the two acts.

Ticket price: $15


ACT 1: Lua Shayenne Dance Company (Toronto)
ACT 2: Caleb Teicher & Nic Gareiss (USA)


The rhythms of generations, of passing things down. Objects, yes. But most precious are stories. Some we share through our songs and words. Others we carry in our bodies and gestures.

Come gather in the vibrant and scenic city of Peterborough for a site-specific celebration of dance, music and physical storytelling grounded in the rhythms of percussive dance and drumming. Gaze up at the open sky and breathe in the fresh autumn air. Let the pulse of the performance absorb you. Artists of Heirloom unite us in a landscape of movement and invite us to renew our relationship with the natural environment.

Lua Shayenne (Toronto) creates work that radiates joy and a profound sense of connection to the moment. Driven by her commitments to social good and spiritual progress, Shayenne integrates dancing, live drumming, singing and storytelling from African and African diasporic traditions in her work. In their collaboration as a duo, acclaimed solo artists Nic Gareiss and Caleb Teicher (U.S.) weave nonchalance and informality with virtuosic technique in a physically witty dialogue of movement and sound. They draw on tap dance, jazz, swing, Lindy Hop, Appalachian clogging and Irish step dance.

Connect with the rhythms of people and places.

Theirs, yours, ours.

Heirloom also takes place in Hamilton and Niagara.

Each location features Gareiss and Teicher, with different Canadian performers on the double bill.



Click here to browse the rest of the Pivot 2.0 performances

Pivot 2.0 is presented with support from the Government of Ontario’s Reconnect Festival and Event Program, Department of Canadian Heritage’s Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund, and the Peterborough Downtown BIA 

Hotel Sponsor: Peterborough Inn and Suites


Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

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