Small Dances for a Small Space

Small Dances for a Small Space

Small Dances for a Small Space Festival

Founded by the Theatre on King and Fleshy Thud, Public Energy is a co-presenter of the annual Small Dances for a Small Space Festival. The festival features dancers and choreographers in Peterborough and the surrounding. Artists are invited to submit proposals for this event based on the following criteria:
The performance must be:

  • Less than ten minutes in length
  • Able to be presented within a ten-foot-by-ten-foot (10x10) performance space

Please include a cover letter with contact info and a synopsis of the piece.

Selected entries will be given rehearsal time at The Theatre on King and will be presented in December 2017.

Deadline for submissions is October, 2017.

Please send submissions to: Ryan Kerr, contact@ttok.ca

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Alternating Currents

Alternating Currents

Alternating Currents Program

The Alternating Currents Program is an example of Public Energy’s ongoing support for Peterborough-area artists. It is aimed at overcoming some of the barriers to fully developing new works encountered by regional artists, that can include lack of access to space, resources, training, a substantial pool of peers, and public recognition of their art forms.

The primary focus of Alternating Currents is the exploration, support, and refinement of specific elements of selected performance works-in-progress. The processes for 2017 is being led by dramaturg/director Kate Story, a Peterborough-based theatre artist and writer with a strong background in mentorship and the creation of physical performance work. Alternating Currents supports a mix of emerging and established local artists with diverse creative backgrounds.

2017 Alternating Currents Artists

Nicole Malbeuf, a new-generation circus artist, explores water scarcity, drawing on her experience on a local organic farm. For “Capturing Water” Nicole has experimented with aerial rigging, but looks to Alternating Currents to help shape the performance and investigate character and performance text.

Anne Jaeger is an established multi-disciplinary artist interested in creating a non-linear performance. “At times like these we all become angels” seeks to evoke complex feelings about time, love and loss, and displacement, using letters from a 30-year friendship and media elements.

Ian McLachlan (writer) and Michael Morse (composer) have been collaborating on the experimental opera “Penelope.” The first draft of the libretto and the music have been workshopped; the artists are looking to A/C to gain clarity around the intersection of text, sound, and dance.

Devised theatre company Ring O’ Rosie is developing the new work which proposes to turn the act of adaptation inside-out. In the play, detective Marie investigates her own death as portrayed in Buchner’s play “Woyzek.”

Historical playwright Ryan Kerr wishes to develop a personal work about the Great War. Also a dance artist, Ryan is keen to bring in the full range of artistic responses to the War, particularly Dadaist music and theatre, the war poets, and family history.

2017 Alternating Currents also provides creative consultation for two works at very early stages. Writer Elisha Rubacha proposes a new play exploring intergenerational trauma, anti-Semitism, lies, and repetition. Visual artist Wendy Trusler wishes to explore the potential for a travelling archive of over 4,000 letters to be developed into a short script.

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