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PUBLIC ENERGY

Vision

Public Energy sparks the curiosity and passion that only occurs when risk-taking artists and diverse audiences meet.

Mission

Public Energy is a cultural catalyst, electrifying the community with powerful dance, performance, and theatre.

About

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.

History

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • CAPACOA - Canadian Arts Presenting Association
  • The CanDance Network
  • Canadian Dance Assembly
  • Ontario Performing Arts Presenters Network (Ontario Presents)
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Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2017-18 Season Funders and Sponsors

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Contact

email: admin@publicenergy.ca
phone:
 (705) 745-1788
mailing address:
      
PO Box 2319
       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
       140 Charlotte Street
       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

hours: M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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About

Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Interim Administrator: Laurel Paluck
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

Registered Charity
     # 89481 1058 RR 0001

How to Help
     Donate via Canada Helps
     Donate via GiveLo
     Volunteer Opportunities

 

Tickets

Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis.
To purchase tickets for a specific show, please check the individual show page, or call or email our offices.
Further information can be found on our ticket page here.

Teachers: special student discount matinees may be available.
Please check here for our current education programming offers.