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Aug
15
Thu
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 15 @ 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 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 2

Thursday, August 15. 8:00 pm & Saturday, August 17. 8:00 pm

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
16
Fri
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 1
Aug 16 @ 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)

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
17
Sat
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program 2
Aug 17 @ 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 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.

unmoored

  • Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto)
  • Performed by Peggy Baker
  • Choreography by Sara Chase

“In 2003 I turned to the dance artist Sarah Chase to make a work for me. Sarah creates in a genre she describes as dancestories, and preliminary to working together she set me the task of writing two stories for every year of my life… Sarah and I worked together to distill my writing as a dancestory titled unmoored. The episodes I recount in unmoored describe events during the 20-year arc of my marriage to the musician, composer, and disability rights activist, Ahmed Hassan.” Peggy Baker

“Peggy is a true dance bohemian: she knows how to play up against contemporary orthodoxy and turn it on its head. It’s why she is a great artist…There is always method in what she does, but what she does is always unexpected and always a joy to watch…” Mikhail Baryshnikov

Taking Breath

Created and performed by Naishi Wang (Toronto)

Born in Changchun, China, Naishi Wang began his dance training at Jilin College of Art and Beijing Dance Academy. Performing with Toronto Dance Theatre for 9 years Naishi is now creating his own works. Taking Breath explores how we take breathing and the air we breathe, for granted. What is it like without breathing? How does breathing affect our movement, our thoughts? When does breathing start to mean something? When will air start to matter to us?

Sonderling

Created and Performed by Lydia Zimmer (Halifax)

Moving between Toronto and Halifax, Lydia Zimmer is emerging as an unorthodox dancer and audacious choreographer. In Sonderling she has created a geometric and dark work inspired by an Irish rhyme from the 1700s. This absorbing piece explores eccentricity and letting the dark side out. “When does the methodical and organized become a form of derangement? How do our actions accumulate over a lifetime?”

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
24
Sat
YESTERDAY
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm

YESTERDAY, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

 

 

Cast: Kate McKinnon, Ana de Armas, Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Lamorne Morris, Sophia Di Martino, Joel Fry, Harry Michell, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Vincent Franklin, Michael Kiwanuka, Karma Sood, Gus Brown, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Karl Theobald, Alexander Arnold, Dominic Coleman, Cherry Seaborn, Nic Minns, Maryana Spivak, Justin Edwards, Javone Prince, Camilla Rutherford, Sarah Lancashire, Jimmy Gallagher, James Corden, Elizabeth Berrington, Díana Bermudez, Director: Danny Boyle, Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Matt Wilkinson, Bernard Bellew, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle, Nick Angel, Emma Freud, Writers: Richard Curtis, Jack Barth

 

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.

Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

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Aug
30
Fri
ANGRY BIRDS 2
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

The Angry Birds are back!

This time, these enemies become frenemies to take on a mysterious eagle (Leslie Jones) that is threatening both Bird and Pig Islands. The only way to stop her – assemble a bird/pig super-team. If there was any other way, they would have found it. Can they put aside their differences long enough to save the day – or even for just two seconds? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but this unsteady alliance promises to be an awkward one to say the least.

Catch The Angry Birds Movie 2 at King’s Theatre when Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to save their homes!

PG | 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

 

 

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.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

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Aug
31
Sat
KINKY BOOTS – Broadway Musical
Aug 31 @ 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 choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, hits the big screen.

Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie (played by Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (played by Matt Henry, who won an Olivier Award for the role) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen! But in the end, their most sensational achievement is their friendship.

Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: $ 6.95 + hst = $8.00

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

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan. Let us know your preferred seat and we will secure the closest available option. Tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
1
Sun
ANGRY BIRDS 2
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm

The Angry Birds are back!

This time, these enemies become frenemies to take on a mysterious eagle (Leslie Jones) that is threatening both Bird and Pig Islands. The only way to stop her – assemble a bird/pig super-team. If there was any other way, they would have found it. Can they put aside their differences long enough to save the day – or even for just two seconds? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but this unsteady alliance promises to be an awkward one to say the least.

 

Catch The Angry Birds Movie 2 at King’s Theatre when Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to save their homes!

PG | 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

 

 

 

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.


Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

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Sep
13
Fri
WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

 

Starring Cate Blanchett, Kristin Wiig & Billy Crudup

Length: 1h 49m

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

 

 

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.

Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

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Sep
21
Sat
XARA CHORAL THEATRE: RINGS THROUGH WATER
Sep 21 @ 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 artists – three Indigenous and two Settlers. Their desire to overcome their own embodied prejudices, privilege, and pain is central to their artistic process and to the beautiful narratives of this show.

Depending on its form, water has the capacity to amplify sound, distort it, or mute it; how do we do the same as we navigate our relationship with this precious resource and one another? Together they speak for water, lift up the voices of its protectors, and amplify the voices of the missing and murdered  Indigenous women who have met their end in it. They also offer a reconciliation-based model for Indigenous and Settler collaboration.

Check out this great review in The Coast

Creators
  • Deantha Edmunds, Inuk poet & soprano
  • Lisa Nasson, Mi’kmaq dramaturge
  • Sarain Fox, Anishinaabe choreographer
  • Christina Murray, Settler choral conductor
  • Jennifer Trites, Settler composer
Performing Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Deantha Edmunds, soprano
  • Sarain Fox, dancer

 

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $24.35 + HST = $28
  • General Price: $27.83 + HST =  $32
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + HST  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan. Let us know your preferred seat and we will secure the closest available option. Tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

 

Thanks to ANNAPOLIS INVESTMENTS in RURAL OPPORTUNITY for their support.

 

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
28
Sat
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road with the 1964 classic A Hard Day’s Night, the greatest jukebox movie ever made, Re-Mastered
6:30-7:00pm Photo Shoot at the Rainbow Crosswalk. Grab a group of four. Each group will be included in a draw for free movie passes!
Movie starts at 7:30pm

A Hard Day’s Night captures the biggest band in the world at the height of Beatlemania. Directed by Richard Lester and originally released in 1964, the film follows the Beatles over a 36-hour period that sees them traveling by train, hiding out from fans in a hotel room, losing Paul McCartney‘s grandfather multiple times and, finally, arriving just in the nick of time for their TV performance. It blends elements of documentary with concert film, in addition to plenty of just-for-fun scenes, like the band responding to fan mail, chasing down Paul’s grandfather at a casino and goofing off during rehearsals for their TV concert.

The undeniable heart of A Hard Day’s Night, though, is the music. Serving both as a soundtrack and a means of propelling the plot forward, almost all the hits from the titular album appear in the film. The title track plays as the band run from a horde of fans in the opening scene, while an impromptu performance of “I Should Have Known Better” provides a tender moment on the band’s train ride.

Over time, the film has revealed itself to be rather like the enigmatic opening chord to “A Hard Day’s Night” itself — it’s tough to pin it down exactly, but the second you hear it, you’re flooded with nostalgia, intrigue and pure joy.

 

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.

Thank you to our community movie partners Annapolis Home Hardware and Tripp’s Gallery,

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