THE PIVOT SERIES
Site-Specific Dance, Theatre & Performance Works
An outdoor fall performance series to be presented between October 2-18 2020 in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. The Pivot Series is intended for socially distanced outdoor audiences in response to COVID-19 measures. Public Energy Performing Arts has partnered with the Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival to create a short documentary about the Pivot Series for screening at the 2021 ReFrame festival.
The Pivot Series is inviting artists to re-imagine existing work, or create new work for an outdoor site-specific public setting in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong. Locations include parking lots, parks, park pavilions and many more. Performance works are 15-30 minutes in length.
Love in the Time of Covid created and performed by Kate Story & Ryan Kerr; music by Arvo Pärt, Lou Reed, Curtis Driedger
Oct 2 & 3, 7:00PM, behind The Theatre On King, 171 King St
Le Flâneur created and performed by Bill Coleman; music by Curtis Driedger
Oct 3, 2:00PM, Millennium Park, 131 King St
Essential Circus Stage Three Created and performed by: Jennifer (Opal) Elchuk, Tegan Moss, and Jeremy Pastic
Oct 8, 7PM, Peterborough Square courtyard
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aria Evans; created with and performed by Irma Villafuerte and Kevin Jones, Nikki Shaffeeullah and Sasha Tate-Howarth, Belinda Corpuz and Malcolm Connor, Aria Evans; accompaniment by Eirene Cloma
Oct 9, 6PM, Inverlea Park, Corner of Denistoun and Parkhill
Inside The Sculpture by Irèni Stamou; performed by Dreda Blow, Irèni Stamou
Oct 13, 12:30PM & 5:30PM, Peterborough Square courtyard
Between the Dragon and the Tiger: how to maximize your energy in public by Coman Poon & Naishi Wang
Oct 15, 12:30PM & 5:30PM, University Court outside Bata Library at Trent University
Point of Origin concept/choreography by Returning River – Jen Hum, Naishi Wang, Emily Law, Pam Wong- Shoebottom, Henry Mak; performed by Jen Hum, Naishi Wang, Pam Wong- Shoebottom
Oct 17, 7PM, The Boathouse at the Silver Bean Cafe, 130 King St.
Meeting At Thebes by Lee Bolton; performed by Peyton Le Barr, with Mithila Ballal and Jim Angel
Oct 18, 6PM, Confederation Square, 499 George St N.
- COVID-19 procedures:
- All audience members must supply contact information, either/or email and phone, to facilitate contact tracing. If you booked your ticket online then we already have it.
- Face covering is mandatory for audiences, staff and volunteers.
- Please respect physical distancing. We won’t have markings on the ground but we will have volunteers with tape measures! Just kidding but you get the idea.
- Those identifying as groups can sit or stand together.
- Seating: There will be limited seating. We have stools and chairs to accommodate about half a crowd of 100. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair.
- Dress for the weather and the terrain. There are many different grounds in the series, from grass to concrete to pavement, so please wear appropriate footwear. More details on the accessibility of each site are explained on each show’s web page.
- Washrooms: We can’t guarantee that washrooms will be available. In some places yes, but most no.
- No food and drink will be provided.
- No rain dates.
For more information on Public Energy’s COVID 19 Safety Guidelines CLICK HEREOpens New Window.
Please note that Peterborough Public Health has reviewed and approved our safety plan for the Pivot Series.
We have partnered with the Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival to create a short documentary about the Pivot Series for screening at the 2021 ReFrame festival.