THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~ July 13, 2022 (LSNews) Superior Theatre Festival is back, fully live and in-person, after two years. From July 21st-24th our sixth annual festival features movement and improv workshops, two performances of the interactive modern dance piece “Possibilities of Dialogue” at Magnus Theatre, and a weekend full of local talent in the Spirit Garden, all presented with the unifying theme of “Rise Together”. https://www.superiortheatrefestival.com/
POSSIBILITIES OF DIALOGUE on the Magnus Theatre stage 7:30-8:30pm Thursday July 21st and Friday July 22nd Inspired by the parallels between making a dance and having a conversation, Possibilities of Dialogue is an abstraction of a collaborative creative process; with moments of listening, curiosity, disagreement and spontaneity unfolding through movement and text. This modern piece features choreography by the performers, David Norsworthy and Marielis Garcia, and music by Brad Wentworth and Noah Malcolm, with outside eye Francesca Chudnoff. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.superiortheatrefestival.com/possibilities-of-dialogue. Audiences can get $5 off all tickets they buy online with promo code DANCER5
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: As a choreographic duo, David Norsworthy and Marielis Garcia are inspired by the inevitable incompleteness of process. Driven by choreographic questions, they seek to undo the conventions of dance performance by cultivating unique situations that invite contemplation and connection. Their hope is that the community will engage in this new artistic experience.
COMMUNITY STAGE in the Spirit Garden 1-10pm Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th Superior Theatre Festival is proud to program two full days of local talent in the beautiful Spirit Garden. Our Community Stage Event is composed of 2 full days (1pm-10pm) of music, dance, musical theatre and even a group sing-a-long with Danny Johnson and 21 Gun Fun. Tickets will be available to purchase at superiortheatrefestival.com/ or at the venue. Advanced Tickets: At the Venue: Half Day - $10 Half Day - $10 Full Day - $15 Full Day - $2
*Children 5 and under are FREE and there will be PWYC tickets for the first 20 people at the Spirit Garden for the 1pm start time each day.
Saturday July 23, 2022 Artists: 1-5pm ● First Nation Drum and Dance Showcase ● Mike Fraser - Music ● Kris Tonkens - Music ● Morgan’s School of Highland Dance - Dance ● Tiina Flank - Music ● All the Daze - Musical Theatre 6-10pm ● Drag hosts from Wiggins Productions (Mz. Molly Poppinz, Devin Divine, and Ivan Love) ● Fay Gleeson Dance Centre - Dance ● Danielle Pollari - Music ● World Cultural Dance - Dance ● International Dance Academy - Dance ● Jamie Smith - Music
Sunday July 24, 2022 Artists: 1-6pm ● Applauze Performance Academy - Musical Theatre ● Dance Dynamics - Dance ● Ryan McCulloch - Music ● Mackinley Harding - Music ● Orville Councillor - Music ● Ian Gill - Music ● Sunday Wilde - Music ● Thunder Bay World Dance Collective - Flamenco Dance ● Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group - Dance 7-10pm ● Rodney Brown - Music ● Undercover - Music ● Danny Johnson and 21 Gun Fun - with sing-a-long - Music
YOGA MASTERCLASS with Mia Mickelburgh 9am-10am Thursday July 21st, in the Spirit Garden, FREE Bring your yoga mat and join us in the Spirit Garden for Yoga for all bodies and all experiences. Find a spot in the centre of the circle, ground yourself and take this time for you, on us
DANCE MASTERCLASS with David Norsworthy 2pm-3pm Friday July 22nd, in the Spirit Garden, FREE Please join us for an improvisational contemporary dance session led by David Norsworthy. We will meet each other, breathe together, sense the ground, the sun, the breeze, and be guided by the question What's true for you right now? . By noticing our physical sensations and relationships to people and space, we’ll honour the wisdom of our bodies and move to express. Never explored improvised dance before? No worries! The instructions will be simple, the activities will be fun and everyone is welcome, regardless of ability and experience. Feel free to opt in and out as desired and interpret the instructions in a way that feels good to you. No pressure to stay for the whole time!
David is a Toronto-based, internationally acclaimed dance artist who is “an exceptionally lucid performer, technically impressive and articulate with choreographic detail” (Globe and Mail). David is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Fresh Dance Intensive, a workshop series that has inspired over 6000 young people across 6 Canadian provinces since 2007, and Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of TOES FOR DANCE (alongside Kristen Carcone), a non-profit organization with a mission to share art and connect people. www.davidnorsworthy.com
TAI CHI MASTERCLASS with Peng You Taiji Quan Association 3pm-4pm Friday July 22nd, in the Spirit Garden, FREE The Peng You Taiji Quan Association is a not-for-profit organization. Their commitment is to promote a “healthy, friendly and happy” lifestyle through the practice of Taijiquan in Thunder Bay and neighbouring areas. You don’t need any experience - come on out and learn together. pengyou-taiji.ca/
IMPROV MASTERCLASS with Cambrian Players Improv 11am-12pm Saturday July 23rd, in the Spirit Garden, FREE Cambrian Players Improv offers a casual environment where people can meet, share skills, and have fun while playing with improv comedy. Come learn, have fun and try something new! No experience necessary. cambrianplayers.com/improv/
For more information and our full programming - please visit our website superiortheatrefestival.com
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