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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[...]
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[...]
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech[...]
7:00 pm
“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this[...]
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
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.

 

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
13
Sat
A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.

  • DIRECTED BY Rodney Ascher
  • PRODUCED BY Ross M. Dinerstein
  • Documentary

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 community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Mar
17
Wed
BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just 17 years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

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 community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

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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