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Heirloom / Peterborough

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RAIN UPDATE: Heirloom / Peterborough has been moved inside to the Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St Peterborough, due to rain. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Co-Presented by Fall For Dance North and Public Energy Performing Arts

Choreographed by Zack Martel and Santiago Rivera


Peterborough Square Courtyard (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

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Rain location: Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

Market Hall is a mask-friendly environment

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September 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Run Time: 60minutes + 15minute Q&A

You are welcome to bring your own chair. However, seating will be provided. 

All ages

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale (suggested amount: $15 per audience member)

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

Photo Credit: Bruce Zinger

Produce Bags by Lunar Rhythm Gardens:

A variety of organic produce grown by Lunar Rhythm GardensNow when you purchase tickets to Heirloom / Peterborough you can also buy a produce bag from Lunar Rhythm Gardens, a certified organic farm in nearby Janetville that uses a combination of draft horses and tractors to farm. To buy, head to the link above to get your tickets to Heirloom but pay attention at the end of checkout – you will have the option to add on a produce bag!

You can also reserve tickets or produce bags by email or phone (no credit card required). Please email your request to or call 705-745-1788.


Toronto’s premier international dance festival returns to Peterborough for playful celebration of contemporary dance, circus, and juggling, set to live music. Fall for Dance North (FFDN), in partnership with Public Energy Performing Arts, presents the return of its striking outdoor performance series, Heirloom, at the Peterborough Square courtyard (140 Charlotte St.) at 4pm on Sept. 25, 2022. Full of whimsical and genre-blending choreography by Montréal’s visionary multidisciplinary artists Zack Martel and Santiago Rivera, this year’s full-length program, In Blue Rooms, features a fusion of juggling, contemporary circus, dance and object manipulation, set to a creative arrangement of familiar compositions from The Royal Conservatory musicians Daniel Hamin Go (cello), Michael Bridge (accordion) and Brad Cherwin (clarinet).


“Fall for Dance North is thrilled to be returning for its second annual presentation of Heirloom, in partnership with Public Energy Performing Arts,” says Ilter Ibrahimof, Artistic Director of Fall for Dance North. “What was born out of creative necessity in 2021, due to indoor gathering restrictions dictated by the global pandemic, grew into an inspirational and acclaimed outdoor performance series that we are all incredibly proud to be a part of. We are overjoyed to return with a new highly imaginative, full-length performance that promises to delight the senses in a beautiful new outdoor space in downtown Peterborough.”

Bursting with colourful curiosity, In Blue Rooms blurs the lines of theatrical performance, circus arts and contemporary dance to illustrate the universal ebb and flow of separation and coming together. Featuring four accomplished jugglers and dancers from Montréal, the work boasts live music performed by a trio of musicians led by Hamin Go and Bridge, in a collaborative and witty conversation between music and movement on stage.

This year, FFDN will offer a new Pay What You Can model for Heirloom. To purchase tickets and to learn more, visit:


Daniel Stefek – dancer/acrobat
Clémence Dinard  – dancer
Basile Pucek – juggler
Philippe Dupuis – juggler


Michael Bridge – accordion
Daniel Hamin Go – cello
Brad Cherwin – clarinet

Described as “authoritative, poised, and dripping with élan” (Jonathan Freeman-Atwood), 26 year-old South Korean cellist Daniel Hamin Go is recognised as a special emerging talent. Daniel has performed throughout North America and Europe collaborating with renowned musicians including Jonathan Biss, Miriam Fried, Rachel Podger, and Fazil Say; appearing in concert halls such as Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie, Flagey Studios, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Daniel studied at the Manhattan School of Music, Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin, Royal Academy of Music, and the coveted Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. From September, Daniel will join the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program. Daniel plays on a Francesco Rugeri, 1960, and a rare Joseph Henry bow, both generously on loan from private collections.

Michael Bridge is a musical maverick. He’s a virtuoso performer on both the acoustic accordion and its 21st Century cousin, the digital accordion. His concerts capture the energy and panache of stadium rock with the elegance and discipline of chamber music. He’s won a slew of competitions in Canada and abroad and was named one of CBC’s 30 under 30 classical musicians. He is completing a doctorate in performance at the University of Toronto with Joseph Macerollo and became a Rebanks Fellow at the Glenn Gould School. He gives over 100 concerts a year as a soloist and as a member of Bridge & Wolak and Ladom Ensemble. He’s in high demand for masterclasses around the world. Bridge embraces a musical aesthetic that is alternatively irreverent, deadly serious, meticulously prepared and completely in-the-moment. He’s at home with classical, contemporary, jazz and folk music and has premiered 53 new works. Ultimately, he aims to make your world more bearable, beautiful and human—even if only for the length of a concert.


Santiago Rivera, born in Guatemala in 1997, is a Multidisciplinary Artist dedicated to the arts from an early age. Influenced by contemporary dance and physical theatre, he has specialized in juggling where he has been able to fuse these different art forms together. Santiago is the first Central American to be accepted into Montreal’s National Circus School in Canada. His work has been recognized by multiple organizations such as Guatecirko, Montréal Complètement Cirque, TOHU, Cirque Éloize, and Les 7 Doigts de la Main.


Zack Martel is a multidisciplinary circus artist specializing primarily in juggling and movement. Born in Toronto, he was exposed to the world of art at a very young age by his art loving mother and musician father. Zack is strongly influenced by art forms outside of the world of circus including Film, Music, Painting, Writing, Dance, etc. He is inspired by bold colours, surreal concepts, and 80’s funk. His idols include Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, David Lynch, Jim Carrey, and Bootsy Collins.





About Fall for Dance North (

Presenting its first festival in 2015, and inspired by Fall for Dance in NYC, Fall for Dance North is a commitment to support the professional dance community.  FFDN nurtures the dance audiences of the future, supports the creation of new work, educates the next generation, and connects the global dance industry with Canadian artists. Year-round activities and digital innovations are expanding to meet FFDN audiences where they live, play and explore. FFDN is an inclusive, accessible celebration of community made better through professional dance.

MISSION: To elevate the popularity of dance by presenting a diverse, world-class dance festival of established and emerging talent from Toronto, Canada and around the globe through accessible ticket prices. To support Canada’s professional dance community, create an inclusive atmosphere and inspire and educate new audiences and seasoned dance patrons.

About Public Energy Performing Arts (

Public Energy Performing Arts supports the creation, touring, and presentation of innovative contemporary performing arts. Based in Peterborough, Ontario, we present a season of contemporary theatre, dance, and interdisciplinary performance, while building community through outreach programming and developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate. Through our programs, which include presentations, residencies, commissions, mentorships, and professional workshops and classes, we provide artists with a safe and supportive environment to create and perform new work and interact with a broad public.


Thank you to our Heirloom / Peterborough drinking water sponsor:

Rocky Ridge Drinking Water Ltd.

Thank You!

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

Season Sponsors & Funders

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Accessibility Sponsor

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