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2:00 pm
Watch one of the most beloved movies of all time on the big screen!! Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange[...]
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Comedy-drama Made in Italy is a heart-warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings his sardonic wit — and a stellar cast that includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw — to Charles Dickens’[...]
7:30 pm
Come in costume for a Spooky Photo Shoot and Treats!!!   Returning to the painstaking stop-motion animation he employed with amazing success in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton presents a hair-raising legend based on[...]
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Come in costume for a Spooky Photo Shoot and Treats!!!   Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special[...]
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[...]
2:00 pm
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation[...]
7:30 pm
  CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS ————————     Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath   THE[...]
Aug
9
Sun
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm

Watch one of the most beloved movies of all time on the big screen!!

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he’s right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn’t sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the “little squashy guy,” perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he’ll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him. In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

 

 

 

  • Tickets: $11 Adult, $8 Youth.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

***Seats have are designated in pairs and singles, been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. We encourage you to wear a face mask or shield. Hand-sewn masks are available for purchase at King’s Theatre.***

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
12
Wed
MADE IN ITALY
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Comedy-drama Made in Italy is a heart-warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert (Neeson), who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair…

Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert’s comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colourful locals including the no nonsense Kate (Duncan), an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria – until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia’s jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.

  • Rated R for language
  • Director: James D’Arcy
  • Starring: Liam Neeson, Valeria Bilello, Micheál Richardson, Lindsay Duncan

 

 

  • Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

***Seats have are designated in pairs and singles, been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. We encourage you to wear a face mask or shield. Hand-sewn masks are available for purchase at King’s Theatre.***

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
20
Thu
FODAR Outside: MARKET DANCES
Aug 20 @ 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 donations are encouraged. Reservations are required and can be booked at King’s Theatre.

 

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 Sixth 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. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd.

This event is Pay What You Will.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION: 

  • Call the King’s Box Office at (902) 532-7704
  • Or visit us at the King’s Theatre Box Office

***This event requires physical distancing of 6 feet. We ask you to wear a face mask or shield. Hand-sewn masks are available for purchase at King’s Theatre.***

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Aug
21
Fri
FODAR Live: STRIKE TONE
Aug 21 @ 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 time to create a captivating sonic and physical.

Strike Tone makes its World Premiere at the Festival. The piece examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time. Exploring disintegration and formation, choreographer Vanessa Goodman collaborates with seven exceptional dance artists to create a captivating sonic and physical landscape.

Watch the performance live at King’s Theatre!

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 Sixth 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. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at the King’s Theatre Box Office (902-532-7704) or online below.

  • General: $20
  • Youth: $10

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Seating will be physically distance. Patrons are required to wear masks. Cloth masks can be purchased at King’s Theatre.

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
22
Sat
FODAR LiveStream: STRIKE TONE
Aug 22 @ 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 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 time to create a captivating sonic and physical.

Strike Tone makes its World Premiere at the Festival. The piece examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time. Exploring disintegration and formation, choreographer Vanessa Goodman collaborates with seven exceptional dance artists to create a captivating sonic and physical landscape.

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 Sixth 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. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd.

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Oct
2
Fri
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings his sardonic wit — and a stellar cast that includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw — to Charles Dickens’ classic autobiographical novel.

From the imaginations of Oscar nominees Armando Iannucci, director of TIFF 2017’s The Death of Stalin, and Simon Blackwell, who co-wrote Iannucci’s breakthrough feature In the Loop, comes this gloriously frenetic adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved novels. Starring Oscar nominee Dev Patel and featuring an august supporting cast that includes Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and Golden Globe winners Hugh Laurie and Ben Wishaw, The Personal History of David Copperfield is gloriously entertaining, careening through 19th-century England as it tracks its hero’s zigzag destiny.

Born six months after the death of his father, David (Patel) is lucky to be raised by a loving mother. But when Mum weds the dour Edward Murdstone, David is shipped off to the cottage — actually a capsized boat — of his housekeeper’s family. These peculiar accommodations prove to be only the first of David’s numerous temporary abodes, which include an oppressive boarding school and the home of his eccentric aunt Betsey Trotwood (Swinton). Wherever David goes, whether living in poverty or comfort, he writes pithy impressions of all those he encounters — impressions that will one day constitute his autobiography.

With its refreshing casting and ceaseless visual surprises — walls literally fall away to make room for flashbacks — Iannucci and Blackwell’s David Copperfield transposes its source material into a decidedly 21st-century cinematic context. Yet the film never loses sight of its central ideas: that great art is born of great experience, and one’s true fortune can be measured in friends. – CAMERON BAILEY

 

  • Tickets: $11 Adult, $10, $8 Youth.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

*Seats have are designated in pairs and singles. They been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Oct
30
Fri
Tim Burton’s CORPSE BRIDE
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

Come in costume for a Spooky Photo Shoot and Treats!!!

 
Returning to the painstaking stop-motion animation he employed with amazing success in The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton presents a hair-raising legend based on a 19th-century Russian folktale, in which a young man mistakenly weds a corpse while on a two-day trek to the village of his real bride-to-be. It is up to the groom’s flesh-and-blood fiancée, who has been pining for the arrival of her intended, to face her wraith-like rival and make peace with her by promising to live her dreams for her and by vowing to remember her always. Only then are the living bride and groom free to proceed with their own wedding ceremony in the warmhearted fable Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.
  • Tickets: $11 Adult, $8 Youth.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

*Seats have are designated in pairs and singles. They been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Nov
1
Sun
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm

Come in costume for a Spooky Photo Shoot and Treats!!!

 

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything!

2013 Animation – Comedy – Family

  • Tickets: $11 Adult, $8 Youth.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

*Seats have are designated in pairs and singles. They been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Please choose a seat that is not marked. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre.Thank you!

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Dec
13
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER – National Ballet of Canada
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER - National Ballet of Canada
 
 
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 setting with an extravagant dreamscape of wonders, from the glittering, ice-coated world of the Snow Queen to the awe-inspiring splendour of the golden palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The December 13 matinee performance runs 115 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission. The Nutcracker’s choreography and libretto are by James Kudelka, music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikosky, set and costume design are by Santo Loquasto and lighting design is by Jennifer Tipton.
 
 
“I am extremely proud to be able to share our production of The Nutcracker with Canadians nationwide. And this year, we will expand our reach even more, bringing this great holiday tradition to a greater number of communities across the country,” says Karen Kain, Artistic Director. “We are excited to once again present The Nutcracker to our theatre audiences across the country,” says Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that should be experienced by as many people as possible and we have expanded the number of theatres to ensure everyone can enjoy it.”
  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
Mar
28
Sun
MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale

A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

THANK YOU TO OUR STAGE TO SCREEN PARTNER

 

 

Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

With Adam Cooper, returning to New Adventures after more than 20 years, and Ashley Shaw, and Dominic North, Liam Mower, Michela Meazza, Glenn Graham and Cordelia Braithwaite set to revive their acclaimed original roles, this intoxicating drama will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

★★★★ “A gorgeous swirl of storytelling and style”- THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ “A brilliant showcase for Bourne’s genius” – DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ “Enchanting” – EVENING STANDARD
★★★★★ “Dazzling” – THE STAGE
★★★★★ “Bourne’s version is masterly” – SUNDAY EXPRESS
“Matthew Bourne’s theatrical flair makes The Red Shoes a Christmas cracker. Exhilarating entertainment” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A Bourne again tour de force. Every step is etched with his knowledge and passion. A wonderful evening of dance” – THE OBSERVER
“A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come” – THE OBSERVER
“Enthralling. Richly satisfying” – THE GUARDIAN
“A gorgeous take on a film classic” – THE TIMES
“Magical” – METRO
G | | Ballet/Romance | 30 September 2020 (UK)

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

May
8
Sat
MEREDITH KALAMAN LIVE DANCE – Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
 
CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS
————————
 
 
Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
 

THE ENTERTAINER 

&

the sea of my tomorrows

 
Performers: Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
Choreography: Meredith Kalaman
Light + Sound: Brian Riley 
(+ Al Bowlly, Sidney Bechet, Scott Joplin, Frank Sinatra)
Voice/Poetry: Gabby Bernard
Videography/Film: Zeus
Dramaturge/Mentor: Raïna von Waldenburg
 

THE ENTERTAINER

Celebrating King’s Theatre’s Centennial Year is a special solo performance by renowned dancer Meredith Kalaman
 
What does a performer without an audience do? This has been the central theme of a work that was initially devised to reference the magic of past entertainers that have graced the stage. Now in a time when the entertainers role seems in question, yet more necessary than ever before, looking back to past entertainers who brought relief to their audiences through escapism and humor becomes a whole new exploration for the role of art as relief.
 
the sea of my tomorrows
A new work in progress graciously supported by the Dancing on the Edge Festivals Covid Commission Grant and the King’s Theatre. The sea of my tomorrows is a new contemporary dance piece created with dancers from the Pacific Coast and Atlantic Coast, taking its inspiration from these distant seascapes coming together to narrate an onerous journey across the water. This piece is ignited by the body’s capacity to hold and translate memories through water and the emotional and psychological role water plays in our lives.
 

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Thank you to our partner

 
Biographies: 
 
Meredith Kalaman is a two time Chrystal Dance Prize recipient, dance educator and enjoys both dancing in other artists work and creating her own. She has created pieces about; giraffes, girl guiding, exploring constellations, superheroes, female identity and the impacts of gender socialization. Choreographers that have left a particular influence on her include; John Ottmann, Noam Gagnon, Farley Johansson, Karen Jamieson, Peggy Baker, Judith Marcuse, Judith Garay, Julie Lebel and Kate Franklin. Her first full length work Femme Fatales toured to Victoria, Edmonton and and was presented at Ufertstudios in Berlin in 2017. Presentation highlights including sharing the stage with the Good Women Dance Collective, Dance in Vancouver 2017, Dancing on the Edge and New Works.  Meredith is a graduate of the Ballet BC Mentor Program. Most recently she has been training with Raïna von Waldenburg in I AM ONE WHO which is based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski. She is interested in shifting the context of how ballet relates to our 21st century bodies and inviting bodies to be in dynamic movement. Her company credits include: MovEnt, Judith Marcuse Projects, Dancers Dancing, Joe Ink and Foolish Productions. She has commissioned works from Noam Gagnon, Farley Johannson and John Ottmann and created two dancer theatre solos with Sophie Yendole. Meredith is thankful to be and artist who grew up in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She is now grateful to reside on the land of the Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia. 

Sara Coffin is an independent dance artist, dance educator and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. She holds a MFA in Choreography (Smith College, USA), BFA in Dance (Simon Fraser University, BC) and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Dalhousie University, NS).  An award winning dance artist and choreographer, most recently the NS Established Artist Award, Coffin has created over 30 dance works. Her choreography has been presented in many prominent Canadian dance festivals and in the United States.  Coffin’s research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, technology as an extension of the body, contact improvisation, and the poetic junction between vulnerability, resiliency and courage. Her newest work Wild Within premiered with Mocean Dance late fall 2019. As a dance educator, Coffin has been a visiting lecturer regularly at Holland College (PEI), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax), Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala City), and she held an Adjunct Faculty position at the five-college consortium in Massachusetts teaching at Smith College and Hampshire College (2012-14).

 

Amelia McGrath is a dancer from Halifax Nova Scotia. She has been training at Halifax dance her whole life up until last year when she studied a year of a dance at Concordia in Montréal. She returned home in March due to the pandemic and has continued training at Halifax dance since her return. Amelia has previously performed as an apprentice with Votive, and is currently working with a few local artists on some upcoming projects. 

 
Brian Riley is a Halifax-based award-winning designer and composer for theatre and dance. His practice involves community-based arts and puppetry, often in large scale. He has done residencies in rural communities and urban institutions and created youth programs including Spiral Studio Lab(2012-16), Project Sing!(2011), Telling Truths (2012), and Rock Cafe(2010). Award-winning technologist, composer, violist, and laptop artist Stefan Smulovitz has performed with leading improvisers around the world and created more than 50 live film scores. Recently Stefan travelled to Bhutan to collect sounds and create a score for the award-winning documentary “Power of the River”. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University and Capilano University.
 

Gabby Bernard is an Alberta based actor, and graduate of both the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting and MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts programs. Some previous stage credits include A Christmas Carol (Carter-Ryan Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SBTB/Theatre Calgary), The Giver (StoryBook Theatre),  The Unsyncables (Dammitammy Productions), 3 Mysterious Women (StageLab) and Doll House (Studio Theatre). As an artist, Gabby is especially invested and interested in creation of new work: she wrote and performed NUKE at the Thousand Faces Festival in 2019, and is co-creator of Lady Be Good, a series of satirical feminist skits, performed at Play the Fool, NextFest and Odd Wednesday in Edmonton.

 

Raïna von Waldenburg recently moved to Vancouver after having been full-time faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she taught a physical approach to acting based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski at the Experimental Theatre Wing for 17 years. Since 2012 she has been faculty at Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, and the Art Institute of Vancouver. Raïna received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and her BFA in acting from New York University where she trained under Stephen Wangh, and Grotowski’s principal actor and protégée Ryszard Cieslak. She served as research assistant and editor for Stephen Wangh’s book An Acrobat of the Heart: A physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski.For 30 years Raïna has been writing, directing, performing, mentoring, and teaching workshops in embodied performance, presence work, and devising. In 2000 Raïna founded the Center for Embodied Performance where she produces/co-produces her original theatrical works and workshops. In Canada, the Center for Embodied Performance and Blue Egg produce Grotowski-based intensives (ALIVE BODY, Grotowski Praxis, and East Meets West) that include Master Teachers Stephen Wangh, Linda Putnam, David MacMurray Smith, Claire Fogal, Gabriella Minnes-Brandes, and Wendy Vanden Heuvel. Currently a mentor for emerging dancers at the Scotia Dance Centre’s Mentorship Program, and a facilitator for the 12 Minutes Max 2019/2020 season, Raïna has worked with numerous artists in the development of original material and research projects. She has worked as a mentor/devisor/coach with theatre, dance, and film companies such as O.Dela Arts (Vancouver), Biting School (Vancouver), The Assembly (Vancouver); Company Link (Winnipeg); New (to) Town Collective (Vancouver); James and Jamesy (Vancouver); Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (Vancouver); Telluride Theatre (Telluride); Working Classroom (Albequerque); InterACT – Werkstatt für Theatre und Soziokultur (Graz); Bali Conservatory (Bali); Shoe String Productions (Syracuse); Actors Without Borders (NYC); Full Moon Films — Split (NYC); Kaid Media — We Are the Hartmans (NYC); and Broadway’s Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy (NYC).

 
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