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Aug
18
Fri
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program One
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) returns for its fourth season. Atlantic Canada’s only summer contemporary dance festival presents leading artists and companies on the leading edge of Canadian contemporary dance and classic landmark productions from the past. This year’s festival has been curated to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrates the diversity of our country and its rich dance history.

PROGRAM ONE
Sara does a Solo (Some nudity)
Lighted Rooms (Some coarse language)

  • Sara Does a Solo – a visceral playful one-woman dance and theatre performance and a fearless account of aging, created and performed by the multi-talented, technically superb and “wickedly funny” Sarah Porter.

 

 

Lighted Rooms – The critically acclaimed Company of Angels is back with a teasing and touching blend of dance, personal stories, music and poetry. The result is outrageous, feisty and truly memorable. It’s not how old you are; it’s how you are old. – Jules Renard

 

Tickets on sale now!

Adult: $22.00

Student: $12.00

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Aug
19
Sat
FODAR – Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal – Program Two
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) returns for its fourth season. Atlantic Canada’s only summer contemporary dance festival presents leading artists and companies on the leading edge of Canadian contemporary dance and classic landmark productions from the past. This year’s festival has been curated to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary and celebrates the diversity of our country and its rich dance history.

 

PROGRAM TWO
Boys Will Be Men (Adult Content. Some offensive language.)

  • World Premiere – This original work commissioned by FODAR fuses contemporary and traditional flamenco performed by Maria Osende and Megan Matheson Hamilton.
  • Native American Hoop Dance – Originally from the Mohawk First Nation of Kahnawake, dancer and choreographer Barbara Diabo specializes in both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance.
  • Sacred Garden (1986) – A hauntingly beautiful duet created by David Earle, one of Canada’s most celebrated and passionate choreographers.

Boys Will Be Men (1985) – A mischievous yet poignant duet exploring themes of relationships, gender and power, performed by Toronto-based dancers Michael Caldwell and Louis Laberge Côté.

 

Tickets on sale now!

Adult: $22.00

Youth/Student: $12.00

 

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Sep
15
Fri
KAHA:WI DANCE THEATRE: Requickening
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
KAHA:WI DANCE THEATRE: Requickening

Provoking, conceptual and visceral, Re-Quickening is led by a powerhouse team of women collaborators: Santee Smith, Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo (MX), Frances Rings (AU), Louise Potiki-Bryant (NZ), Bianca Hyslop (NZ), Nancy Wijohn (NZ) guided by the words of Leanne Simpson, Christi Belcourt, Alva Jamieson, Leigh Smith and Marie Campbell.

 

 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s new performance work, Re-Quickening piecins together fragments of Indigenous knowing, Re-Quickening is a re-affirmation of life and healing from issues of violence against women and Earth. Conceived by Artistic Director Santee Smith, the Indigenous process was an inter-cultural, inter-Nations approach with collaborators looking to narratives encoded in Indigenous patterning and story, traversing the inner sacred landscape of inverted/backwards woman, Changing Woman, Sky Woman, Clay Woman and Mother Earth.

Original score, design and script Re-Quickening includes key collaborators from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

Production: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Artistic Direction/Choreography/Concept/Writer/Performer: Santee Smith
General Management: Cynthia Lickers-Sage
Performers: Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo
Video Performers: Nancy Wijohn, Bianca Hyslop
Dramaturgy: Monique Mojica
Outside Eye: Frances Rings
Video Design/Rehearsal Direction: Louise Potiki Bryant
Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan
Costume Design: Adriana Fulop, Santee Smith
Director of Photography: Paddy Free
Music Composition: Cris Derksen (cello), Humberto Álvarez (instrumentation and voice), Eugene Draw (violin), Jesse Zubot remixed tracks by Cris Derksen, David R. Maracle (instrumentation), A Tribe Called Red featuring vocals by Tanya Tagaq (original commission 2012), Jesse Zubot featuring vocals by Tanya Tagaq (original commission 2014)
Music Co-producer/Score Arrangement: Cris Derksen
Drums/Mixing: Don Kerr
Percussion: Paddy Free
Songs: Santee Smith, Semiah Kaha:wi Smith
Bustles/head pieces: Adrian Dion Harjo, Jennifer Martin
Costume Construction: Ryan Webber
Pottery: Steve Smith
Writing Consultant: Leanne Simpson
Gyrokinesis: Andrea Nann
Language Consultants: Kaweienonni Cook, Tom Deer (Mohawk), Josefina Velasco Lopez (Zapotec), José Ángel Colman (Guna)
Stage Manager: Jennifer Erin Lee
Production Assistant: Lindy Kinoshameg
Cultural Consultants: Alva Jamieson, Christi Belcourt, Leanne Simpson, Leigh Smith, Frances Rings
Video Production Assistants: Jasmin Canuel, Semiah Kaha:wi Smith
Recording Studio/Engineering: Gary Honess at Kuhlmuzik, Mario Frías at Toy Factory (MX), Don Kerr
Production Photography: David Hou, Tony Nyberg, Brenda Hernández

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is grateful to receive generous support from: Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Arts Council; Department of Canadian Heritage and GREAT. Their ongoing support fuels our creative work, education/training and outreach to communities.
We would like to acknowledge our Re-Quickening production sponsor Creative New Zealand, as well as creation support from: Makeda Thomas – Dance & Performance Institute (Trinidad), Woodland Cultural Centre (No Word for Art Exhibition), Native Earth Performing Arts: Weesageechak Begins to Dance 2014 and Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement.

Nia:wen kowa to our family, friends and colleagues who continue to inspire, feed and propel us forward; all our collaborating artists, staff, cast and crew for sharing their passion and amazing talents with KDT and for making it possible for us to envision Re-Quickening on the world stage.

 

 

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Members: $24, Advance: $26, Door: $28, Youth/Student: $8

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Mar
4
Sun
BLACK UMFOLOSI – sold out!
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm
Famous acappella and dance group from Zimbabwe

Five part harmonies, a capella, and non-stop dancing, this is one of the world’s most successful world music groups.

Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa- to where their ancestors can be traced. In 2009 The Black Umfolosi 5 continue to present their spectacular songs and dances thrilling audiences worldwide with a NEW LINE-UP.

Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping! Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions and are a particular crowd pleaser.

The Black Umfolosi 5 also provide workshops and residences in dance, voice, theatre, costume design, poetry, mime and also address various issues affecting society today.

QUOTES

“Their music is fresh and surprising, with typical intricate rhythms, unusual harmonies and interspersed clicking, clapping and shouting, which combine to produce a natural funky and rugged aura” THE ROUGH GUIDE

“It was the best of all the festival, They have an incredible way to sing, to dance, a beautiful presence on the stage. Their simplicity, naturalness and cheerfulness was for us, at the end of the festival a beautiful present. MILAN FESTIVAL JULY 2007

“Their singing is a marvellous blend of rhythm, melody and harmony welded together with enormous complexity, but ending up with a sound that is acting simplicity” F ROOTS

“Marvellous harmonies, spine-tingling gospel singing and bare-torsoed, hard-hatted gumboot dancing” GLASGOW HERALD

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704

General Ticket Price: $36

Member Advance Price: $32

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

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THANK YOU TO OUR “WINTER AT KING’S” SPONSORS

JANSON LAW INC.

Sep
14
Fri
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King’s
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King's

 

Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required.

Flashmob performance will take place on Saturday September 15 at around 10am at the Farmer’s Market.

Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

Sep
15
Sat
MARIA OSENDE & Co. Flamenco Dance Performance
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

DANCE AS IF NOBODY IS WATCHING

We are excited to welcome the extraordinary Spanish-born Flamenco dancer Maria Osende back to King’s Theatre. The Saturday night performance will include members of Maria’s Halifax-based company, as well as Flamenco singer Joyce Saunders and Flamenco Guitarist Daniel MacNeil. Not to be missed!

Maria’s personal and unique artistic voice complements her deep knowledge of flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance. Her solo and company work is engaging and impeccably produced. Her vision is one of flamenco as an open artistic form that is powerful and relevant in today’s world, and that can communicate with audiences everywhere.

In 2015 , Osende was awarded with the “Established Artist Recognition Award” by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Special to this event will be Two Workshops and a Flashmob! Sponsored by King’s Theatre and The Company of Angels, the workshops are free, but space is limited, so call the Box Office to register.

  • Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
    Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required. Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.
  • Flamenco Flash Mob at the Farmer’s Market! – Saturday September 15 at 10:00am
    Joined by members of her Flamenco Company and Friday’s workshop participants, Maria will appear for a quick “flash mob” at the Farmer’s Market in Annapolis Royal on Saturday morning. This event will give a quick preview of the stage performance scheduled for later that evening. Catch it if you can!
  • Maria Osende & Co. Flamenco Performance – Saturday September 15 at 7:30pm at King’s Theatre
    Get ready for a spectacular evening of professional Flamenco Dance, performed by the Maria Osende Flamenco Dance Company. “Some of the hottest, freshest flamenco this side of Gibraltar”.
    Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
    Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps. Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

TICKETS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE ARE ON SALE NOW

$32 General

$28 Members

$12 Youth

HST included.

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Sep
16
Sun
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at the O
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am

 

Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps.

Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

Dec
16
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – Admission by donation
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - Admission by donation

*As our Holiday gift to you, we are presenting a freewill screening the Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on our screen.*   It’s General Admission seating at the door, so come early! The hot chocolate and spiked coffee will be on. Doors open at 1:00pm.

About the Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

 

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

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

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

Admission by donation

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

 

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

 

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

Workshops

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

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

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

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

Call the Theatre at 902-532-7704, or email the Box Office at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

 

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

Thank you to ARCAC for providing the space!

 

 

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