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Paris, La Nuit / Totally Multi

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Paris, La Nuit by Dennis Tourbin 

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Date:
September 12, 2014 at 8pm
Venue:
Artspace, 378 Aylmer St. N.
Tickets:
No charge. All are invited. Held in conjunction with the opening of The Language of Visual Poetry, 7pm-11pm
Performed by
Edwin Conroy/Niagara Artists Run Centre (St. Catharines)

Totally Multi: Dennis Tourbin’s World of Performance
Date:
September 13, 2014 at 8pm
Venue:
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough ON
Tickets:
1984 rates - just $5. Donations accepted
Available at the door or in advance from the Market Hall Box Office.
Phone 705-749-1146 or on line at markethall.org
Performers
The Art Tarts
The CeeDees
Elizabeth Chitty
Michael Dennis
Catherine Jenkins
Ryan Kerr
Marion Lewis
Ward Maxwell
Ian McLachlan
Bob Nasmith
ScratchMouth
Sue Nelson & Christine Nicholson
David Ramsden
Robert Winslow

Paris, La Nuit and Totally Multi are happening in conjunction with The Language of Visual Poetry (September 12 to November 2), an exhibition of Tourbin’s work curated by Marcie Bronson and organized by Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University. The Language of Visual Poetry is presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough and hosted by Artspace, institutions Dennis had a strong association with and which are both celebrating their 40th anniversaries in 2014.

Artspace and Public Energy present
Paris, La Nuit by Dennis Tourbin

Actor Edwin Conroy (from Dennis’s home town, St. Catharines) with the Niagara Artists Centre has done a masterful job of re-creating Tourbin himself in one of his signature ‘painted plays’, Paris, La Nuit, a colourful comic romp through the streets of Paris written in the the form of letters home to friends in Canada. An excerpt of the full-length work is presented here.

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Edwin Conroy Jr. performing in Paris, La Nuit - a multimedia installation and performance by Dennis Tourbin (1982). From the Collection of Nadia Laham. Paris, La Nuit was produced by the Niagara Artists Centre in 2012. Photo: Sandy Fairbairn © CARCC, 2014.

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Public Energy and Artsweek Peterborough present
Totally Multi: Dennis Tourbin’s World of Performance

An event celebrating the legacy of poet/painter/performance artist Dennis Tourbin (1949-1998), a pioneer of Peterborough's contemporary art scene. Featuring performances and appearances by artists - both young and younger - from Peterborough, Toronto, Ottawa and St Catharines.

Totally Multi features performances – both live and on video - by artists who Dennis worked with, going back to the 1970s, as well as today’s generation of performers, artists and writers. They will perform Dennis’s original performance and poetry, and in some cases present new interpretations and reconfigurations of Dennis’s highly varied output, which included paintings, video, performance art and poems for multiple voices and musical accompaniment. The event will cast a light on an important time – 1974 to 1984 – in the development of Peterborough’s contemporary arts culture with additional performances of work from artists who lived in Peterborough during that time.

Dennis Ward 
Vintage Video: Tourbin joins Ward Maxwell for a reading of Ward’s poem for two voices, The Dog Is On Fire. 1984 at the Jolly Hangman Pub, Trent University, Peterborough. Enjoy the video here.

Totally Multi takes its name from the phrase Dennis would use to describe the most exciting event you could possibly go to. How great was that show Dennis? “Billy there was video and performance art and holograms and a band and it was so totally multi you wouldn’t have believed it not for a minute.” That’s the spirit we hope will infuse this event.

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Readings From The Port Dalhousie Stories

Public Energy presents
Readings From The Port Dalhousie Stories by Dennis Tourbin (1949-1998)
The underground classic banned from broadcast on CBC.

Featuring celebrity Peterborough poets, performers and spoken word artists reading the true, rollicking, ribald reminiscences of growing up in a small Ontario town near the U.S. border. Published in 1986 by Coach House Press, with illustrations by John Boyle.

Friday, August 8, 6pm-8pm
The Red Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1438504606431965/?ref=22

Join us for another in the Red Garnet’s popular series of Friday after-work arts events.

Bonus: The program will include a screening of archival video of the last band Dennis drummed for.

This coming September Public Energy is mounting a retrospective of the performances of Dennis Tourbin, an artist who lived and worked in Peterborough in the 1970s and early 1980s and whose influence can felt to this day among visual, literary and performing artists. This event will be held in conjunction with Artspace and the Art Gallery of Peterborough, who are both celebrating 40th anniversaries.

1982 at City Stage Peterboro
1982 at City Stage, Peterboro

Dennie Twister Tourbin
Dennie 'Twister' Tourbin

The Evil headlines
The Evil Headlines

Twister drumming w The Evil
Twister drumming w The Evil

 

 

 

 

 

Dusk Dances Peterborough 2014

DUSK DANCES PETERBOROUGH
IS PRESENTED BY PUBLIC ENERGY AS A LICENSEE OF DUSK DANCES INC.
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Date
July 24 - 27 2014
Band starts at 7pm; Dances start at 7:30pm

Venue
Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt Street on the east side and the London Street footbridge to the west.
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Tickets
A suggested minimum donation of $10 or PWYC.

HOSTED BY DAN WATSON
OPENING BAND NICK FERRIO & HIS FEELINGS

Cercania
CERCANIA / 1
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1981 FM
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UNQUIET WINDS
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INNER CITY SIRENS, PART II
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CERCANIA / 1

CHOREOGRAPHED BY MYRIAM ALLARD
Performed by Myriam Allard, Hedi El Moro and musician TBA
A piece for one dancer, one singer and one percussionist, proposes a purified and essential flamenco, one entirely focused on the rhythm and the drama of the dance.

1981 FM
CHOREOGRAPHED BY THROWDOWN COLLECTIVE
Performed by Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate, Brodie Stevenson.
Throwdown Collective returns with their third
and most daring piece yet. This time the dynamic trio combines
their signature high-paced and energetic physicality with a vaguely vintage car.
Come see the trio re-invent the classic afternoon drive.
First premiered at Dusk Dances 2013.

UNQUIET WINDS
CHOREOGRAPHED BY DENISE FUJIWARA
Performed by Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt
Unquiet Winds was inspired by medieval Japanese and European love poems.
Its creation employs principles of Japanese Butoh dance.

“I saw a girl under green laurel
Colder and whiter than the snow
Untouched by the sun for many years”.
Francesco Petrarch

“Imperceptible
It withers in the world
This flower-like human heart.”
Komachi
First premiered at Dusk Dances 2013.

INNER CITY SIRENS, PART II
CHOREOGRAPHED BY JULIA APLIN
Performed by Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson.
Musicians: Blake Howard and Jesse Baird.
Music Composed by Deb Sinha and Chris Wilson.
Reigning World Champions in the sport of pairs synchronized swimming
for petite pools! The athletes will display the strength, co-ordination
and skill needed to maintain the highest level of accomplishment.
Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges
and thrive in the glory of the sport.
First premiered at Dusk Dances 1998.

QUANTA
CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANDREA LITHGOW
Performed by Dancers from Kawartha Children’s Dance Centre, Megan Brohm, Taylor Brohm, Lexie Riley, Marina Thornbury, Arianna Webster.
This piece is inspired by Quantum Theory; a complex web of
interconnectivity, ripples of indiscernible energy, momentum,
moments of breakthrough. Through the movement of the dancers,
Quanta suggests the deep connectivity we experience with one another…
with everything. If such connectivity exists, then the possibility
to cultivate compassion and empathy, and harmonize relationships exists also.
Here is an exploration of the space-between, and what can be said, shared and
experienced in moments of transition.
Premieres at Dusk Dances Peterborough 2014.


For more information visit duskdances.ca.

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