Calendar

7:00 pm
Paris Was a Woman – by Greta Schiller A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to[...]
7:00 pm
A documentary on the massive work of Monet and the story that led him to revolutionize Modern Art. Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive[...]
7:00 pm
Our City Dreams – by Chiara Clemente Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman’s struggles and successes as an artist in New York City. Told through[...]
7:00 pm
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of[...]
7:00 pm
Agnes Martin Before the Grid – by Kathleen Brennan & Jina Brenneman Friends, classmates and lovers of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists reveal for the first time the story of her early[...]
6:00 pm
Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work. On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an[...]
1:00 pm
The Halifax-based contemporary dance company Mocean Dance will be in residency at King’s Theatre from Feb 10-15 working on a new piece by Sara Coffin called Wild Inside. There will be a public presentation on[...]
7:00 pm
The Legendary Broadway Production in HD One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of[...]
7:30 pm
FODAR OPENING NIGHT : STRICTLY BALLROOM Before Australia, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge there was Strictly Ballroom.  DANCE on FILM NIGHT presents Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film Winner – Cannes Film Festival (1992) Winner[...]
8:00 pm
Program 1 showcases the dynamic and athletic Throwdown Collective; a modern dance classic– Mr. Pinhead with an all-Nova Scotian cast; and an excerpt from the traditional/contemporary indigenous dance work, Sky Dancers: Bridges. Home to the[...]
8:00 pm
Program 2 showcases three memorable solos by emerging choreographer/dancer Naishi Wang; Halifax-based choreographer/dancer Lydia Zimmer; and contemporary dance icon Peggy Baker, in a poignant work of text and motion. Home to the only summer contemporary[...]
8:00 pm
Program 1 showcases the dynamic and athletic Throwdown Collective; a modern dance classic– Mr. Pinhead with an all-Nova Scotian cast; and an excerpt from the traditional/contemporary indigenous dance work, Sky Dancers: Bridges. Home to the[...]
8:00 pm
Program 2 showcases three memorable solos by emerging choreographer/dancer Naishi Wang; Halifax-based choreographer/dancer Lydia Zimmer; and contemporary dance icon Peggy Baker, in a poignant work of text and motion. Home to the only summer contemporary[...]
7:00 pm
KINKY BOOTS The Broadway Musical in HD Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, Kinky Boots the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and[...]
7:30 pm
Rings Through Water is new creation that uses ethereal choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, along with powerful text and theatrical presentation, to tell three short stories about water.   It’s a collaboration between five[...]
7:30 pm
NEW DATE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 at 7:30pm DIRECT FROM IRELAND. Experience Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world. These performers have[...]
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with[...]
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci as you’ve never seen him before Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely[...]
7:00 pm
Reel Art Film at ARTsPLACE Gerhard Richter Painting  By Corinna Belz, 2012 This film is a thrilling document of one of the world’s most significant artist and his process.  He creates large-scale abstract canvasses, using[...]
7:00 pm
From Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands – in the panoramas Gauguin saw and portrayed – to the American museums of frenetic and hyper-modern metropolises where his greatest masterpieces are now preserved: New York – Metropolitan[...]
7:00 pm
Location: ARTsPLACE The Price of Everything by Nathaniel Kahn, 2018  With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up[...]
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented[...]
7:00 pm
Location: ARTsPLACE Beauty Is Embarrassing : The Wayne White Story Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne[...]
8:00 pm
FODAR moves performances outside for the first time with Market Dances! Dancers will perform a collection of solos and duets – five works in all – choreographed especially for the Festival. Admission is free-of-charge, but[...]
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Strike Tone was commissioned by Votive Dance for FODAR 2020. Created by choreographer Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with seven dance artists, this work examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and[...]
8:00 pm
The very first live streamed event from King’s Theatre! Watch it online for FREE!!! THE LIVE STREAM LINK WILL GO LIVE AT 8PM ATLANTIC ON THE FODAR WEB SITE> Click here. Strike Tone was commissioned[...]
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an[...]
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in this raw love story between a solitary paleontologist and a wealthy, grieving wife in 19th-century Dorset. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan have both[...]
2:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS     The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker is a magical holiday tradition. Set in the rustic world of rural 19th-century Russia, The Nutcracker blends an affectionately detailed natural[...]
Jan
14
Mon
WHEN PARIS WAS A WOMAN – Reel Art 2019 – ARTsPLACE
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Paris Was a Woman – by Greta Schiller

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century.

1996 (75 minutes)

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Jan
21
Mon
MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER & LIGHT – Reel Art 2019
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

A documentary on the massive work of Monet and the story that led him to revolutionize Modern Art.

Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting.His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacy to France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intent was to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before. And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, for the first time ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

Jan
28
Mon
OUR CITY DREAMS – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Our City Dreams – by Chiara Clemente

Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman’s struggles and successes as an artist in New York City. Told through five women artists, from youngest to oldest, the film features Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, and Nancy Spero.

2009  (90 minutes)

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Feb
4
Mon
DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION – Reel Art 2019
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Feb
11
Mon
AGNES MARTIN BEFORE THE GRID – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

Agnes Martin Before the Grid – by Kathleen Brennan & Jina Brenneman

Friends, classmates and lovers of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists reveal for the first time the story of her early years defying the hardships of poverty, mental illness and forbidden loves.

2016  (55 minutes)

 

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Feb
14
Thu
MOCEAN DANCE – Mini-Performance & Salon
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work.

On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an Artists’ Talk and Mini-Performance

Admission by donation

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King’s Theatre is pleased to announce the creation residency of Atlantic Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, Mocean Dance from February 10-15, 2019. During this time, Mocean’s Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin will work on a new creation, Inside Wild, while experimenting with new multimedia elements and set design possibilities for the new, original work.

 

Joining Sara are dance artists Anastasia Weibe, Julie Robert, Lydia Zimmer & Georgia Skinner as well as collaborators multimedia artist Nick Bottomly & composer/multidisciplinary artist Brian Riley as they experiment with multimedia elements and set design for the new work.

 

King’s Theatre patrons are invited to join some of Nova Scotia’s most innovative dance and theatre artists for a work-in-progress sharing for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary dance is made along with an artist talk that will explore the working progress when incorporating multimedia elements to help tell a story.

Workshops

On Friday February 15, Mocean Dance will also be offering movement workshops and hands-on learning opportunities for community members and local area schools.

 

There will be a Youth-focused workshop from 10am-12pm and an Adult workshop from 1-3pm. Both workshops will start at ARTsPLACE and end at King’s Theatre. No experience necessary! Space is limited, so contact the Theatre to reserve a spot. Admission is by donation.

 

The photo credits above (in order) are Holly Crooks, Jason Kofke and Marlowe Porter.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

Feb
15
Fri
MOCEAN DANCE movement workshop for all
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm

The Halifax-based contemporary dance company Mocean Dance will be in residency at King’s Theatre from Feb 10-15 working on a new piece by Sara Coffin called Wild Inside. There will be a public presentation on Thursday February 14 at 6pm (admission by donation) of what they’ve been working on (artist talk and mini-performance).

On Friday Feb 15 at 1-3pm, they will be offering a Wild Inside Movement workshop for All. It will start at ARTsPLACE (upstairs) and move down the street to the Theatre for some work on-stage. No experience is necessary! But space for each is limited to 30 people, so you need to sign up at the Theatre. Admission by donation.

Call the Theatre at 902-532-7704, or email the Box Office at boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca to reserve your spot.

 

This workshop will also be offered for Youth on Friday February 15 from 10am-12pm, same format.

Thank you to ARCAC for providing the space!

 

 

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance creates and performs athletic, vibrant contemporary dance. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin, this versatile creation company commissions Canadian choreographers and company members to create dance that is highly physical, collaborative, and technically and emotionally rich. Mocean Dance tours internationally, delivering performances that engage audiences, and offering outreach activity to support the growth of contemporary dance in Canada.

Jul
7
Sun
42nd STREET – Broadway Musical
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Legendary Broadway Production in HD

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!

Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.

Runtime: 2 hours 35 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: FREE!!

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
13
Tue
FODAR Opening Night – Strictly Ballroom
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

FODAR OPENING NIGHT : STRICTLY BALLROOM

Before Australia, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge there was Strictly Ballroom.

 DANCE on FILM NIGHT presents Baz Luhrmann’s first feature film

  • Winner – Cannes Film Festival (1992)
  • Winner – TIFF (1992)
  • Winner – BAFTA (1993)
  • Winner – Edinburgh International Film Festival (2008)
  • Winner – Almost Everywhere!

When a young ballroom champion defies an all-powerful dance Federation by performing his own steps, his dream of winning the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix is shattered. But help comes from an unexpected quarter.

“Baz Luhrmann’s most charming, entertaining film; the opening chapter in a career that exploded like a dynamite-rigged disco.” The Guardian

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.

The story of how “Strictly Ballroom” was made is as entertaining as the film. Strictly Ballroom from Stage to Screen:

 

TICKETS available at the door.

Regular: $12

 

 

Aug
14
Wed
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm

Program 1 showcases the dynamic and athletic Throwdown Collective; a modern dance classic– Mr. Pinhead with an all-Nova Scotian cast; and an excerpt from the traditional/contemporary indigenous dance work, Sky Dancers: Bridges.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Fifth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. The festival opens August 13 with Dance on Film Night. Four days of spectacular dance on stage follow with Program 1 and Program 2 on alternating nights.


PROGRAM 1

Wednesday, August 14. 8:00 pm & Friday, August 16. 8:00 pm

Sky Dancers: Bridges – Excerpt

Created by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Choreographer) and Michael Diabo (Composer.

Performed by Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo (Montreal)

In 1907 when the Quebec Bridge collapsed during construction, 33 Mohawk ironworkers from the small reserve of Kahnawake fell to their deaths. This contemporary dance piece combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous dance and music to bring this story to life.

 Various Concert

Throwdown Collective (Toronto)

Created and performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson

Throwdown Collective has been creating contemporary physically dynamic work for both stage and en plein air since 2008. This includes three site-specific commissions for Toronto’s Dusk Dances which played across Canada and at Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th Anniversary Celebration. Various Concert, their first work for the stage, garnered the 2015 dance: made in canada Audience Choice Award and the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Original Choreography.

Mr. Pinhead

Created by Randy Glynn performed by a Nova Scotia cast

Choreographer, dancer and teacher, Randy Glynn has been an influential figure in the world of Canadian contemporary dance for over three decades. He is currently Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal and Live Art Dance (Halifax).

Premiered in 1995, Mr. Pinhead is built entirely on ballroom dance vocabulary. It is the coming-of-age story of a timid young ballroom dancer, his overbearing parents and his triumphant escape from their grasp. Acclaimed by audiences and critics for its innovation and entertaining approach to its subject matter, Mr. Pinhead’s themes still resonate today.

“You will be amazed by Glynn’s vision and feeling, his ability to dignify and deepen ordinary experience.” The Globe and Mail

 

 

 

TICKETS on sale now

  • Regular: $25
  • Youth: $12
  • Program 1 and 2 Package: $44 (if purchasing package online, please note requested show dates)

 

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

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