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From Far And Wide: Percussionists’ Journey Through Listening and Sound

Performance by TORQ Percussion Quartet Figuring out a path in life can be daunting, especially when it comes to finding a fulfilling career. Specifically aimed at secondary students trying to determine their next step, this presentation offers an opportunity to get firsthand accounts and performances from four master musicians. The percussionists discuss their experiences in…

Paving Your Own Path

Performance by TORQ Percussion Quartet Figuring out a path in life can be daunting, especially when it comes to finding a fulfilling career. Specifically aimed at secondary students trying to determine their next step, this presentation offers an opportunity to get firsthand accounts and performances from four master musicians. The percussionists discuss their experiences in…

A Piece of Twisted Steel

Performance by wind in the leaves collective This interdisciplinary performance offers insights into the intergenerational conflicts and challenges of a family emigrating from the Caribbean to North America. Through video, music, dance and spoken word poetry, this piece offers a powerful means to engage students on the challenges of displacement, racism, poverty and violence, as well…

Liquid Lead

Performance by Tottering Biped Theatre 'Liquid Lead Dancing' is a gender neutral system of partner dancing created by Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox. Trevor and Jeff deliver a talk and workshop promoting the idea of gender equality in dance and life. In this convention-breaking performance, they demonstrate 'Liquid Lead' dance technique in salsa, Rumba, and…

The Mouse, the Ant and the Antelopes

Performance by Emerita Emerencia Chabelita (a cute hand-puppet) is still shivering from a scary encounter with a mouse. Her auntie (emerita) tells her own version of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse to calm her. She continues with the story ofThe Ant and the Butterfly, followed by a tale of african antelopes. This performance with…

CreaSon

CreaSon: When already existing instruments are not enough CréaSon is the brain child of Sylvain Grenier, a musician with boundless imagination for whom the vast choice of already existing instruments was not enough. Out of hockey sticks, tin cans, pans and golf equipment, he made funky “xylo-hockeys, “cans o’fun”, “pans o’fun” and [...]