Balancing Act

In the Balance

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A selection of works from the collection that articulate the tension between idea and thing, form and matter, making and thinking. This exhibition highlights objects from the collection that generate a tension between formal control and the innate shaping properties of the materials of art—their density, structure, colour and texture. These works focus more on internal dynamics than they do on recognizable content—the relationship between an idea, figure or process and the consistency of its “support,” whether beeswax, whalebone, acrylic paint or Masonite. Focusing primarily on ostensibly formal issues these works actually reveal in their structure a resistance to persistent myths with social and ecological implications—the autonomy of the artistic statement, and the elevation of the artist to the status of a commanding, godlike shaper of inert material. In these works, artists confront a problem—the necessity of making a gesture that is at the same time receptive to the impact of other forces. The works ultimately oscillate between presenting a unifying solution and a disharmony that pulls them apart, opening them to the larger world.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse
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Guilty or Innocent?

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SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, 7:30 PM at Eptek Art & Culture Centre
Tickets: $22:00 (fees included)

12 Angry Women
by Reginald Rose & Sherman L. Sergel
An adaptation of 12 Angry Men (TV drama, movie, stage play)

Synopsis: A dozen women are locked in the pressure-cooker of a stifling-hot jury room to come to a conclusion on whether a young man is guilty of murder — literally a life-or-death decision that hinges on a switch-blade.

The Experience:  It’s theatre in-the-round, so that the audience feels an intimacy, a very part of the jury-room.

Production: by ACT (a community theatre)

Director: Terry Pratt |  Producer: Richard Haines

Information:

Email: 12angrywomenact@gmail.com
Website: www.actpei.ca
Facebook – ACT (a community theatre)
Phone: 902-628-6778

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Hee Hee Hee Tonight

Presented by Evenko

Celebrating 20 years of stand-up, Gerry Dee performs five shows in Atlantic Canada in April 2019.

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Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee has been making audiences laugh for two decades and to mark the occasion he will embark on a new tour, 20 Years of Stand Up presented by Shopbrain. Dee will take his trademark humour about marriage, fatherhood, and his years as a teacher to 14 cities across Canada beginning at Casino Rama on March 1 and concluding on May 24 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

“Stand up is where it all started for me 20 years ago,” said Dee. “I’m very grateful to the fans who have supported me along the way and I look forward to celebrating this milestone with them on the tour.”

 

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Keying Into Kobo Town

FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: Pay-What-You-Will

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Kobo Town:
Special Event – Pay What You Will
Presented by Confederation Centre of the Arts & Harbourfront Theatre

You may book a ticket for this performance, at no charge. When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you wish (based on your own individual experience) following the show, using cash, credit card or cheque. Ultimately, YOU decide the price of your tickets!

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.” (Exclaim!)

From their home in Toronto, the JUNO Award winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves’ songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.

On his new release, Where the Galleon Sank (2017), Gonsalves continues to explore 500 years of history through his post-colonial, Trinidadian lens, armed with his trademark wit and gift for melody. Maverick producer Ivan Duran is once again manning the console, creating a warm, percolating, richly layered sound. As on Kobo Town’s two previous outings, “Galleon” is filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind; propulsive, infectious grooves are juxtaposed with incisive lyrics that expose human folly and our tendency to repeat our mistakes.

Part poet, part correspondent, Gonsalves delivers compelling dispatches from events both real and imaginary.

Lineup:
Drew Gonsalves: lead vocal, guitar, cuatro
Robert Milicevic: drum kit
Don Stewart: bass
Terence Woode: trombone
Jan Morgan: trumpet
Francesco Emmanuel: guitar

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Showcasing Steps in Time

dance umbrella Set To Showcase A Year’s Work With ‘Steps in Time: The Sequel’

Annual showcases take place Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre

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A cherished spring tradition returns next week: dance umbrella’s end-of-year showcases at Confederation Centre of the Arts. These spirited presentations present the amazing results of a year’s worth of training for beginning and emerging dance and musical theatre talent. The matinee showcases P.E.I.’s junior and elementary classes while the evening features the intermediate, teen, senior and adult students.

This year, Confederation Centre celebrate 30 years of dance umbrella, founded by Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé. dance umbrella’s first ever year-end performance showcase was entitled Steps in Time, held back in 1989 at the Mack, and this year students will perform Steps in Time: The Sequel. As the company grew, it became an official part of Confederation Centre’s suite of arts education programs, joining in 2005.

The public is invited to come out and celebrate this outstanding dance program that has helped build dance and movement skills, self-confidence, and creativity in thousands of young Islanders for three decades.

“It has been a joy to work with such talented and dedicated students and instructors over the years,” offers Reddin, now the director of Arts Education at the Centre. “As we look back, we feel a great sense of pride in the positive impact we have had on so many lives and we look forward to continuing to instill a love for dance in the young and not-so-young!”

Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.  dance umbrella is a proud part of the Arts Education Portfolio at Confederation Centre. For more information, please visitconfederationcentre.com/artseducation

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Man With a Suitcase

Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada Presents ALIEN*

| Homburg Theatre

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CHOREOGRAPHY: Igor Dobrovolskiy
Join the international dancers of Atlantic Ballet Canada for Igor Dobrovolskiy compelling contemporary ballet Alien. ALIEN is an intimate exploration of the human side of immigration. As a newcomer to Canada in 2000, Igor understands well the many challenges that new immigrants face when they leave their home in search of new life. What happens when you leave your home behind? What happens when you are out of context? What happens when you lose your identity?Alien is part of the PEI Immigration Summit.

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Anne and Gilbert Are Back

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April 30, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm at The Guild

Experience Canada’s greatest love story in the critically acclaimed and widely loved musical Anne & Gilbert. Featuring a 20-member cast and orchestra, Anne & Gilbert has become a Canadian theatre sensation with the Toronto Star calling it “a marvel”and proclaiming “the joy of the experience makes this one a winner”.

Hailed in Variety as “delightful” and “utterly charming,” Anne & Gilbert is the story of Anne Shirley’s journey into young adulthood as she experiences her first job, university and a tumultuous romance with Gilbert Blythe.

Award-winning songs, memorable comedy and drama make Anne & Gilbert unforgettable family entertainment.

Based on the novels Anne of the Island and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery.

Children under 4 will not be permitted to this performance.

 

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse