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NCC Artsweek Outing

September 27, 2018 @ 5:50 pm - 7:15 pm


Enjoy an evening of performances!

Join us for an evening outing to the Canadian Canoe Museum for Artsweek 2018 and enjoy two family-friendly performances – They Flying Canoe and The Wailing.

Meet Anne Elliot of the NCC inside the main entrance of the Canoe Museum at 5:50pm.

Registration Not Required.

For more information, please contact the NCC: info@nccpeterborough.ca or (705) 743-0882

About the performances:

The Flying Canoe

Creator and Director: Opal (Jennifer Elchuk)
Artists: Sammi Blanchard, Jeffrey Cadence, Kollene Drummond, Jay Edmunds, Jess Gentle, Victoria Kopf, Ceinwen Perks, Kayla Stanistreet, and Thomas Vaccaro

The Flying Canoe, presented by the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts, tells the story of a French-Canadian folktale, the Chasse-Galerie (“The Flying Canoe”), with live fiddle music by Jay Edmunds. Brought to life through live theatre, dance, fire spinning, and acrobatics, the piece follows four lonely woodcutters who strike a deal with the devil. Witness the spectacle, the woodcutters’ comical, action-packed adventures, and their dealings with a fiery devil as they traverse an innovative circus apparatus—the aerial canoe—rigged to the roof of The Canadian Canoe Museum atop the Grand Portage.

The Wailing

Artistic Director: Laurel Paluck
Composer: Kathleen Adamson
Chorus Lead: Julia Fennbee

The Wailing is an outdoor performance conceived by multidisciplinary artist Laurel Paluck. At its centre is a pod of five large ghost whales assembled from plastic in Laurel’s downtown studio. The whales gather, commune, and mourn in response to the harm caused by over consumption of plastic and human pollution, and invite audiences to do the same. They swim low through and around the crowd and audiences are encouraged to stroke them as they pass. This striking visual and musical experience is created in part by Kathleen Adamson who has composed an original piece for the performance and by a choir and dancers who bring the piece to life. One of the whales is outfitted with a droning instrument that forms the base upon which this roving, ghostly performance unfolds.


September 27, 2018
5:50 pm - 7:15 pm
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New Canadians Centre
705 743 0882
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Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Rd
Peterborough, ON K9J 5K4 Canada
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