Public Energy sparks the curiosity and passion that only occurs when risk-taking artists and diverse audiences meet.
Public Energy is a cultural catalyst, electrifying the community with powerful dance, performance, and theatre.
What we do
Public Energy is an animator of contemporary dance, theatre, performance, and interdisciplinary work. We are dedicated to supporting the creation, touring, and presentation of innovative contemporary performing arts, and to developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate.
As a presenter, Public Energy programs both well-known artists and new artists; develops audiences through a variety of activities including talks, lectures, pre-show chats, artist residencies, and curated programming; participates in national initiatives that move dance forward, such as the CanDance Creation Fund and the CanDance Touring Exchange; commissions and co-commissions new work from significant artists and commits to their presentation; serves as a venue and touring destination for artists; and supports new work and new directions for artists through residencies, and financial and administrative support.
Formerly known as Peterborough New Dance, since 1994 we have presented a mainstage series of dance companies and independent choreographers drawn from across Canada, commissioned new work in concert with other Canadian presenters on the CanDance Network, and supported the development of the local dance, theatre and performance community by presenting area artists and arranging specialized classes and workshops.
Read more about Key Programing milestones of Public Energy here or visit our Archives
Canadian Arts Presenting Association
The CanDance Network
Canadian Dance Assembly
Ontario Performing Arts Presenters Network (Ontario Presents)
Board of Directors
Barbara Chisholm (Chair), Mark Seasons (Secretary/Treasurer), Rachel Bemrose,
Sylvie Dasné, Jonothan Fiddler, Jon Hedderwick, Colin MacAdam
phone: (705) 745-1788
fax: (705) 749-3606
mailing address: PO Box 2319, Peterborough, ON Canada K9J 7Y8
street address: 140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON Canada K9J 2T8
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How to help
Public Energy is incorporated in Ontario as Peterborough New Dance and Performance, and is a registered charity, # 89481 1058 RR 0001.
Tax deductible donations can be made on line at www.canadahelps.org.