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Jul
12
Fri
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

Illumination’s tenth animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be. Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the visionary team behind Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and the Despicable Me and Minions franchise, and is written by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s Despicable Me series and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

PG | | 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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Jul
13
Sat
NUA
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

NUA is an innovative, award-winning, Toronto-based trad trio. Bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, they create their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions.

 

NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves.

The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD and follow-up album FLOW. Progressive yet hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity.

“NUA have delivered two of the finest Canadian Celtic roots albums of recent years, each one bursting with fresh and exciting ideas, magnifying the sonic scope of Scottish and Irish music.” (Penguin Eggs Magazine)

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $20.85 + hst  = $24
  • General Price: $24.85 + hst  = $28
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

WORKSHOP: NUA will be delivering a hands-on music workshop at King`s Theatre on Saturday July 13 from 1-3pm. Cost is $30 or $50 with a concert ticket.* See details below.

 

 

 

*WORKSHOP INFO

James Law – Fiddle

James will be teaching an all-levels workshop that will give students the opportunity to learn some Scottish fiddle tunes as well as technique improvement and ornamentation. Students are required to bring their own fiddle and have some experience on their instrument. Tunes will be taught completely by ear (no sheet music).

Graeme McGillivray – Guitar

Graeme will be teaching an all-levels guitar workshop that will cover both tune accompaniment as well as learning how to flat-pick a tune. Accompaniment will be taught in standard tuning, as well as a discussion on Drop D vs DADGAD vs Standard tuning. Students are required to bring their own guitar.

Jacob McCauley – Bodhran

Jacob will be teaching an all-levels bodhran workshop that will cover the basics of bodhran technique and primary rhythms up to the more advanced levels of playing. Students will be given the opportunity to learn multiple styles of playing, learn about the history of the instrument, as well as discover the vast possibilities of this simple instrument. Students may be a beginner but some experience is recommended to take full advantage of the workshop. Students are also encouraged to have their own drums/tippers but there will be a few extras on hand.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jul
14
Sun
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

Illumination’s tenth animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.

Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip.

And crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be. Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy, the visionary team behind Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and the Despicable Me and Minions franchise, and is written by returning Pets screenwriter Brian Lynch. The film is directed by returning filmmaker Chris Renaud, who also directed Illumination’s Despicable Me series and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

PG | | 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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Jul
19
Fri
APOLLO 11
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON-LANDING

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.


“Utterly astonishing. Takes your breath away.”

– IndieWire

“The documentary “Apollo 11,” directed and edited by Todd Douglas Miller, is entirely awe-inspiring.”

– The New York Times

 

 

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 partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

 

 

 

 

Jul
20
Sat
KITCHEN PARTY 2019 – a King’s Theatre Fundraiser!
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

KITCHEN PARTY 2019, an annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is happening on Saturday July 20 at 7:30pm. It’s a celebration of local talent hosted by singer-songwriter SUSAN CROWE. It’s a favourite summer event in Annapolis Royal that brings together an incredible roster of talent from the Annapolis region.

This year we will be paying tribute to the late local musician DUNCAN DRAPER.

 

This year’s line-up include these incredible local musicians:

David Chamberland, Paul O’Brien, Taren Yelle, Caleb Miles, Harvey Marcotte, Dan Froese, George Sloan, Carole Allison, Bill MacDonald, Eva McCauley, Dillon Tonkin, Carolyn Buck, Gregg Mazel, James Stevenson, Chris Moreau, Dennis Jollimore, John Eakin, John Morland, Scott Henderson, Jacquelyn Martell, Ted Leighton, Alexa Jaffurs, Kevin Thompson and Harold Clapp.

 

Susan Crowe brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart to the role of host. This year’s event will be a special celebration of the legacy of the late local musician Duncan Draper, with whom all of the musicians have played.

 

 

The night begins with a New Orleans-style street parade in Duncan’s honour starting at the Fort Anne at 6:00pm and making its way down St George to the Theatre. The concert on the stage gets rolling at 7:30pm. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night

 

 

TICKETS available at the Box Office, by phone (902.532.7704) or at the door.

PRICES:

  • Member: $26
  • General: $30
  • Youth: $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

*Duncan Draper was trained as a jazz piano player at the Berklee College of Music in California. He was a consummate musician, equally comfortable playing jazz, samba, rock, traditional Irish and Scottish music, folk and bluegrass on a wide variety of instruments. He was always inspiring, supportive and encouraging towards musicians and was there to contribute his musical talents when asked and/or needed, whether it was a musical fundraiser, performance or a session. He is greatly missed in Annapolis Royal and beyond.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jul
27
Sat
ROCKETMAN
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Annapolis Pride Day Presentation

Hosted by King’s Film Society & Town of Annapolis Royal

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows Elton’s transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, into international superstar. This inspirational story – set to Elton’s most beloved songs and performed by Taron Egerton, – tells how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The film also starts Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner, Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother, Shelia Farebrother.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher

Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard

Rated 14A

 

 

 

 

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 partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Jul
28
Sun
TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Theatre is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed vaudevillian performer TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK. Magician, mime, illusionist, theatrical stuntman, Tomáš Kubínek makes his audiences laugh out of sheer wonder and delight.  He follows a noble tradition of physical comedy.

 

A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. He’s known as a COMIC GENIUS, VIRTUOSO VAUDEVILLIAN, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as “Absolutely expert!

His latest creation, TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK – MIRACLE MAN, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, couples-counseling, snake-healings, and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.

*The performance, intended for an adult audience, is an utterly original mix of comedy, circus, and vaudeville, this is unlike anything you have ever seen at King’s Theatre. TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK is a phenomenon not to be missed.*

“Masterfully played comedy…That secret mixture of DARING, TALENT, AND UTTER FOOLISHNESS…” – Santa Fe Reporter

“HILARIOUS and enormously talented.” -TimeOut, London

 “The audience sits transfixed, gleefully awaiting each new moment of MAD BRILLIANCE.”
— Badische Zeitung, Germany

 

Tomáš Kubínek was born in Prague and at the age of 3 was smuggled out of the country by his parents to escape the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. After two months in a refugee camp in Austria, the Kubínek family was granted asylum in Canada and it was there, in St. Catharines, Ontario, that Tomáš, age 5, witnessed his first circus. He became passionately interested in clowns, circus, theater and magic and his perplexed yet well-adjusted parents took him to see every show that passed through town. At age 9 he presented his first performance before a circle of elderly magicians. By age 13 he had an agent. He performed in coffee-houses between folk-music acts and while still in his teens, he made his circus debut with a Brazilian clown duo as the rear half of a two-person horse. His tireless experiments in the art of live performance led to the creation of his award-winning solo stage shows which play to capacity crowds at theaters, international arts festivals, and in television broadcasts throughout the world.

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

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst   = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

 

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
3
Sat
RACHEL BECK & THE ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm

Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018, just one week after the release of her multi award-winning debut record. “Beck clearly establishes herself here as a force to be reckoned with, both as a songwriter and as a performer.” (The Guardian Newspaper)

 

 

The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical fusion string quintet. Individually, its members have graced stages around the globe with internationally renowned symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, and touring artists. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, The Once — and now, a fellow Island artist and friend.

 

 

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

 

 

 

TICKETS available On-line or, at the Box Office, by phone 902.532.7704 or at the door.

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

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
6
Tue
LATE NIGHT
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

YOURE THE BOSS: AUDIENCE CHOICE

LATE NIGHT

Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Starring EmmaThompson, Mindy Kaling, Amy Ryan, John Lithgow

 

After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her coveted seat on late-night television unless she manages a game-changing transformation. Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash – and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff. 

With rumors swirling that Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around. Going against everything Katherine has staked her reputation on, she urges her to make the show more contemporary, authentic and personal, a move that could make Molly’s career or send her back to the chemical plant for good.

“Watching Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling mix it up in Late Night will make you think you’ve died and gone to hilarity heaven.”

– Rolling Stone

Rated 14A

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Aug
9
Fri
POMS
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm

From the makers of BOOKCLUB comes a hilarious new comedy starring Diane Keaton.

As Martha (Diane Keaton) begins to make friends in her new retirement community, her new bestie, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), encourages her to achieve a long-lost dream of becoming a cheerleader.

Together, they start a senior cheer club, recruit a group of other senior women, and set their sights on entering a competition. But when the only other seniors in the competition are high school seniors, the retirees realize they’re going to have to give it their all.

 

 

Director: Zara Hayes
Producer: Ade Shannon, Alex Saks, Andy Evans, Celyn Jones, Kelly McCormick, Rose Ganguzza, Sean Marley
Studio: Entertainment One
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan, Rhea Perlman, Phyllis Somerville, Pam Grier, Patricia French, Bruce McGill
Genre: Comedy
Length: 91 minutes

 

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
11
Sun
POMS
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

From the makers of BOOKCLUB comes a hilarious new comedy.

As Martha (Diane Keaton) begins to make friends in her new retirement community, her new bestie, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), encourages her to achieve a long-lost dream of becoming a cheerleader.

Together, they start a senior cheer club, recruit a group of other senior women, and set their sights on entering a competition. But when the only other seniors in the competition are high school seniors, the retirees realize they’re going to have to give it their all.

 

 

Director: Zara Hayes
Producer: Ade Shannon, Alex Saks, Andy Evans, Celyn Jones, Kelly McCormick, Rose Ganguzza, Sean Marley
Studio: Entertainment One
Cast: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Charlie Tahan, Rhea Perlman, Phyllis Somerville, Pam Grier, Patricia French, Bruce McGill
Genre: Comedy
Length: 91 minutes

 

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
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)

 

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
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.