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TTOK's 3rd annual small dance for a small space festival 2015

December 17-19, 2015
8:00 p.m.

The Theatre on King (TTOK)
159 King Street, Suite 120 (in the parking lot behind Cruz/The Wolf)
Peterborough, ON, K9J 2R8
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To be announced.


A Fuelled By Public Energy Event

The Theatre on King is Peterborough's alternative performance space, where artists can work on new projects in a supportive atmosphere.

For up-to-the-minute information, please follow the Facebook event group here.

More information coming soon.

How to Apply

The Theatre on King is happy to announce the 3rd Annual "small dance for a small space festival" submission deadline.

TTOK is looking for dancers and choreographers in Peterborough and the surrounding areas to submit proposals for this upcoming event based on the following criteria:

  1. The piece must be less than ten minutes long, and
  2. It must be 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 entries will be given rehearsal time in TTOK and will be presented in December 2015.

Deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2015.

Send submissions to:
The Theatre on King
159 King Street, #120
Peterborough, ON
K9H 2R8

For more information, please call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or
Artistic Producer Bill Kimbal:


Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie: Elvis & the Man in Black – Double Bill!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
8:00 p.m.

Pre-Show Chat with Laurence Lemieux, choreographer, at 7pm in the Showplace Lounge inside Market Hall Theatre.
Post-show reception:
Meet the artists in the lobby following the show.

The Market Hall Theatre
140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2T8

$37 general / $23 students, underwaged
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.

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Double Bill! Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie present The Man in Black and Looking For Elvis

The tunes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are brought to life in this rockin’ and rollin’ double bill! James Kudelka’s country choreography probes at deeper emotions of six songs in The Man in Black, a celebration of American working-class grit and the man whose gravelly voice embodied it, Johnny Cash. Meanwhile, Laurence Lemieux’s choreography shines in Looking for Elvis, pulling from interviews, songs, and dance to explore the life of a young Elvis Presley while simultaneously attempting to reconcile the duality of being a public performer with that of being a private individual.


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For more information, please call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or
Artistic Producer Bill Kimbal:

Elvis and the Man in Black is made possible by the generous contributions of our community sponsors:



We are pleased to partner with the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront to offer you a discounted hotel room during your stay in Peterborough. Simply book online for Public Energy's personalised rates, or if you prefer to call, speak with Shannon and let her know you are booking for a Public Energy show. Toll free at 1-866-258-5181. Book early as rooms are limited!

Click here to book for Elvis and The Man In Black (starting at $99 per night)

Click here to book for Dollhouse (starting at $115 per night)

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ReFrame Eve - Thursday in 3D
Can't wait until Friday? Kick off the festival with this groundbreaking Ontario premiere.
Co-presented with Artspace and Public Energy.

Film: OutSideIn
Location: Galaxy Cinemas, theatre #6
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for passholders! $10 at door
Q&A: with producer/director Anne Troake and dancer/executive producer Bill Coleman following the screening.
Reception: Meet the artists at St. Veronus. 9:00 p.m.

A pair of mammals moves through a boreal forest in Newfoundland.  Species: human.  

An arresting experiment in 3D cinema, OutSideIn ventures into the woods to reconsider our entangled primordial relationship with the natural world.  Reframing the human presence within nature, filmmaker and choreographer Anne Troake reveals a sublime and unsettling new universe.  A treetop canopy soars like a vertiginous cathedral of light. Roots rise like a great waking bear.  The magnified human eye is recast as a vast liquid landscape.

In a stereoscopic vision both intimate and monumental, Troake investigates ideas of wilderness and culture, drawing from a lively tradition of in situ art practice while recalling the rich history of nude and landscape artwork.  Her collaborators are two extraordinary performers: Carol Prieur (La Compagnie Marie Chouinard) and Bill Coleman, who first introduced the idea of making a 3D film to Troake.

Over five years in the making, OutSideIn began with Troake’s introduction to the “deep sensing” work Coleman has been doing in the studio, in natural environments and recently at McMaster University’s LiveLab, a research facility designed to investigate the physiological experiences of performers and spectators.  Observing dancers Coleman and Prieur in the studio, Troake became fascinated with what she couldn’t see—with the micro-movement going on inside the body and barely visible from the outside…unless you get very, very close…


OutSideIn on location at Troake’s farm in Logy Bay.

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 Thank you! to St. Veronus for sponsoring the 'Meet the Artists' Reception.

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Press Kit: Kate Story's Performances May Be Permanent

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About the Artists
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media
VI. Download the Full Press Kit

I. About Public Energy

Bill Kimball – Artistic Director –
General Manager –
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern –
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

Board of Directors
Barabara Chisholm (Chair), Charmaine Eddy, Sarah Gencey, Mark Seasons, Bill Kimball

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 performance arts, and to developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate. Read more on our About Us page.

II. About the Artists

Kate Story

Kate Story is a performer and writer, born and raised in Newfoundland and now living in Ontario. She is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation's K.M. Hunter Award in Theatre.

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Ker Wells Ker Wells has directed works for Canadian Stage Company, NACL Theatre (NY), Cleveland Public Theatre, and many other companies and independent artists. Ker co-founded Number Eleven Theatre and Primus Theatre. He has taught at the National Theatre School and Humber College, and presently teaches theatre at Simon Fraser University.

Bill Brennan


Bill Brennan’s expertise as a pianist, percussionist, composer and producer can be heard on some 100 albums to date. His album “Solo Piano 2” won the MusicNL Instrumental album of the year in 2008, and he was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year for 2006. He directs the Memorial University Jazz Ensemble and Gamelan Sagara Asih  (the Memorial University Gamelan Ensemble).

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V. Links and Social Media

Public Energy:
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Kate Story:
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       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
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