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Press Kit: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre's The Honouring

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media
VI. Download the Full Press Kit


I. About Public Energy

Contacts
Bill Kimball – Artistic Director – bill@publicenergy.ca
General Manager – admin@publicenergy.ca
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern – publicenergymedia@gmail.com
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

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

Mission
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 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Artistic Director: Santee Smith
General Manager: Leslie McCue
Board of Directors: Steven Bolduc (President), Lee Ahenakew (Treasurer), Janice Monture (Secretary), Jill Compton

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusing of Indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling signature choreographic vision.  Internationally renowned for artistic excellence, innovation and collaboration, KDT electrifies audiences from Canada and around the globe. Kaha:wi (Ga-HA-Wee) means “to carry” in the Mohawk language and is a traditional name for Smith’s family.  KDT carries culture through dance, theatre, music and design.  Their vision is to be a dynamic force in contemporary dance in Canada, a centre for creativity, innovation, artistry and Aboriginal expression that reflects, honours and celebrates culture. KDT was founded by Artistic Director Santee Smith, a leading Canadian choreographer “her highly charged, traditional/contemporary/ballet fusion eats up the stage” (Globe and Mail).  Known for her meaningful, athletic and earth-bound movement language her work is visually stunning, deeply symbolic, spiritually stirring and entertaining. “My work is a response and a reflection of the world in which I live. Through dance I am able to express my dreams, visions and stories, both historical and contemporary.” – Santee Smith

Described by the Globe and Mail as a “surreal experience of tomahawk-wielding Iroquois war party in full regalia with Toronto skyscrapers as a backdrop,” Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s site-specific work The Honouring pays homage to First Nations warriors of the War of 1812. Set outdoors in Peterborough's Del Crary Park, The Honouring features the Onkwehon:we families who sacrificed to protect their sovereignty, culture, and land. Santee Smith’s multidisciplinary choreography captures the fears, bravery, tears, and triumphs experienced by this band of Haudenosaunee warriors as they fight alongside the British in the war that eventually saved Canada.


III. Press Release

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V. Links and Social Media

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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre:
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Press Kit: Lara Kramer - Tame

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About Lara Kramer Danse
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media
VI. Show Sponsors


I. About Public Energy

Contacts
Bill Kimball – Artistic Director – bill@publicenergy.ca
General Manager – admin@publicenergy.ca
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern – publicenergymedia@gmail.com
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

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

Mission
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 Lara Kramer Danse

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Lara Kramer

Lara Kramer Danse is a Montreal-based dance company. Founded in 2012, Lara Kramer Danse was realized to support the research, creation and production of Lara Kramer’s choreographies. The Company has been invited to perform at festivals in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver. The company is gaining recognition as an Aboriginal voice in Canada. Kramer’s most recent creation NGS ("Native Girl Syndrome") received an award for audicity from the OFFTA, Montreal. Kramer’s works are carved with theatrical based vocabulary and rooted in her Indigenous heritage.

Kramer received her BFA in Contemporary Dance at Concordia University, Montreal (2008). Kramer is a First Nation dancer and choreographer whose work is intimately linked to memory and her Aboriginal roots. Working with strong visuals and narrative, Kramer’s work pushes the strength and fragility of the human spirit. Her work is political and potent, often examining political issues surrounding Canada and First Nations Peoples. Kramer has been recognized as a Human Rights Advocate through the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

Her work has been presented at the OFFTA, Montreal (2008 & 2014), The First Peoples Festival, Montreal (2009), Festival Vue Sur la Reléve, Montreal (2010),The Talking Sticks Festival, Vancouver (2011 & 2013), Canada Dance Festival, Ottawa (2011 & 2014), The Banff Centre, Banff (2011), MAI (Montreal arts intercultural), Montreal (2010 & 2011), Public Energy, Peterborough (2012), Planet IndigenUS, Toronto (2012), Dancing on the Edge, Vancouver (2013 & 2014), Tangente, Montreal (2013), New Dance Horizons, Regina (2014), and Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Edmonton (2014). Her acclaimed work Fragments (2009) inspired by her mother’s stories of the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, has brought her recognition as one of Canada’s bright new talents.

Her new creation NGS (“Native Girl Syndrome”) received a commission from The Canada Dance Festival,  a creation residency at Studio Marie Chouinard and at Conseil des arts de Montreal.

Public Energy presented Kramer's work,of good moral character,in February of 2012.

Learn more at www.larakramer.ca


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V. Links and Social Media

Public Energy:
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     Facebook: PublicEnergyInc
     Twitter: @publicenergyinc
     Instagram: @publicenergyinc

Lara Kramer Danse:
     Website: www.larakramer.ca
     Facebook: Lara Kramer Dance


VI. Show Sponsors

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Press Kit: Bill Coleman's Dollhouse (World Premiere)

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About Bill Coleman
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media


I. About Public Energy

Contacts
Bill Kimball – Artistic Director – bill@publicenergy.ca
Susan Oliver - General Manager – admin@publicenergy.ca
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern – publicenergymedia@gmail.com
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

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

Mission
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 Bill Coleman

As co-founder and artistic co-director of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Bill Coleman’s previous creative endeavors include Bill Coleman & His North American Experience, co- founded with the composer John Oswald, and Heartland Events, co-founded with Michael Caplan. Coleman’s work is performed in North America, Europe and Asia.

Born in Berwick, Nova Scotia in 1961, Bill Coleman studied with the Doreen Bird dance theater school in London and began his professional career as a performer in 1979 with the Dublin City Ballet under Sir Anton Dolin. He danced in key roles for a number of well- known dance companies including Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane & Co., Tere O’Connor Dance, Wiesbaden Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Martha Graham Dance Company, William Douglas Dance, Laurence Lemieux, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault and Tedi Tafel. As a choreographer, Bill Coleman has compiled over fifty original works to his credit both for his own company and for Toronto Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre and Balletworks in New York.

While in residence among First Nation communities, Coleman initiated four projects and continues to collaborate regularly with different groups and associations to produce community-inspired, unique dance theatre performance events. 

In 2002, the Canadian Council for the Arts awarded Bill Coleman the prestigious Jacqueline Lemieux award, honoring his work in revitalizing the art of choreography.

In this world premiere, Dollhouse is a work created for galleries, cross-disciplinary exhibitions, music centres, theatres, and all manner of other places of learning and discovery. One day set up, two performers, one technician. Dancer/choreographer Bill Coleman inhabits the experimental music installation of avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan. Tap dancing, performance art and action intermingle with mechanical and electronic manipulated objects, handmade and found, rendering rhythms equally sonic and visual. Disruptive and surprising Dollhouse walks a unique line of Artaudan fiction and slapstick with the performer acting simultaneously as instrument and conductor.

Considering the situation we find ourselves in today the visual metaphor of a man drowning in his surroundings is timely. Bill Coleman, a master performer, plays the role of modern fakir as he suffers through what at times are almost comic situations on his way to a symphonic chaos of sight and sound.


III. Press Release

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V. Links and Social Media

Public Energy:
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     Twitter: @publicenergyinc
     Instagram: @publicenergyinc

Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie:
     Website: http://colemanlemieux.com
     Facebook: Coleman Lemieux Compagnie
     Twitter: @ColemanLemieux
     Youtube: ColemanLemieuxCo


 

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Press Kit: Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie's Elvis and The Man in Black

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie
III. Media Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media


I. About Public Energy

Contacts
Bill Kimball – Artistic Director – bill@publicenergy.ca
Susan Oliver - General Manager – admin@publicenergy.ca
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern – publicenergymedia@gmail.com
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

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

Mission
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 Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie

Artistic Directors: Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux
Board of Directors: Stephen Delaney (Chair), Jamie Crotin (Treasurer), Robert Boyd (Secretary), William Milne, Ellen Snow, Bill Coleman, Laurence Lemieux

Founded in Quebec in 2000 by individually renowned dancers/choreographers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) is a charitable company that creates, produces and presents contemporary dance. CLC encompasses intimate, emotionally honest productions and spectacular stage shows featuring some of Canada’s greatest dancers, as well as large-scale, site-specific events. CLC enables the creations of choreographers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux. In 2008, James Kudelka became resident choreographer. This relationship has allowed Kudelka to revisit some of his greatest dances while facilitating daring new creations. CLC has distinguished itself by its innovative and unbridled artistic vision.

The Company has toured across Canada, into the United States (where they headlined the Jacob’s Pillow Festival and appeared at Fall for Dance in New York City and in several other major cities), and to Brazil, China, Russia and was the first modern dance company to perform in Mongolia.

In this rockin' and rollin' double bill of Elvis and The Man in Black, the tunes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are brought to life. 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.


III. Media Release

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The Man in Black

 

 

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V. Links and Social Media

Public Energy:
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     Facebook: PublicEnergyInc
     Twitter: @publicenergyinc
     Instagram: @publicenergyinc

Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie:
     Website: http://colemanlemieux.com
     Facebook: Coleman Lemieux Compagnie
     Twitter: @ColemanLemieux
     Youtube: ColemanLemieuxCo


 

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