Friday, October 20, 2017

Francesca Nardi, flamenco dancer performs in Toronto on November 10, 2017

Francesca Nardi will perform as part of the contemporary dance series Next Steps in Toronto. 
Photo: Maurey Loeffler website of Harbourfront Centre

Flamenco sín limites
B-sides

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Studio Theatre

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Francesca writes:
I have just started my first week of law school at McGill University, and plan to dance as much as I can throughout the course of my legal education at several Flamenco schools in Montreal. I am also preparing for a show in Toronto as part of a contemporary dance series called Next Steps. The show is called Flamenco sín limites, and will be comprised of local contemporary and Flamenco dancers. 
Thank you again for all of your support over the years!

Best, 
Francesca Nardi 

More information can be found at http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/flamenco-sin-limites-b-sides/

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jodie Fox on her experience studying stage design in Hanover, Germany

Dear Board Members, Supporters and Jury of the NSTT,

Jodie Fox, stage design
As a thank you for your support during my past semester I would like to give a short update of what my semester looked like. 

I am studying stage design in Hanover, Germany. This past semester was my second, and it was part of a one year foundation year. My main project throughout the semester was designing a set for Sophocle's Antigone. I started by reading the play many, many times and letting a picture form in my mind. After re-working a few ideas and lots of discussions with my teachers I finalized my design and built a model. 
Stage Design Jodie Fox, Photo: Christoph Enke

I had the opportunity to work with the head of the lighting department in the Hanover Opera House to try out interesting ways of creating new and fitting atmospheres for my design. I worked with a photography student to document my work. 

I feel so grateful that this program allows me to work with many different artists and professionals, and I am so excited to be going back in a few days.

I spent July working as a dresser at a theater in Heidelberg, a city in southern Germany. Although I was not working directly with the set department I loved observing how all the departments come together to pull off an amazing show. I was able to ask lots of questions, and learned a lot about the theater world in the short time. 

I spent the second half of my summer break working in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia with Toshiko MacAdam and her company Interplay. Again I have learned an incredible amount in such a short time about artists working in the real world. Working with Toshiko has taught me to appreciate perfection, and shown me the importance of taking extreme pride in your work.

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. I would like to thank you for your generous support and interest in my journey!

Best wishes,

Jodie Fox

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thank you note for our supporters from Ivy Charles, theatre

Hello Talent Trust supporters, jury and board members,

I am writing to express my gratitude for your financial support of my Master of Arts in Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which I have just completed. I am back in Nova Scotia now, having learned so much about myself artistically and personally, and I can't wait to see what comes next. It has been an incredible year of life-changing experiences, including performing on the Globe stage in London, performing in a Glasgow theatre festival, doing placements at the Stratford and Shaw festivals as part of my program, and developing and performing the work of some amazing Scottish playwrights. I'm so grateful that I had this opportunity and I know that the skills I've gained this year will benefit me greatly in my career.

Thank you so much!


Ivy Charles

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Congratulations Reeny Smith, Helios Ensemble (Eszther Horvath) and Port Cities (Breagh Mackinnon) on your nomination for Music Nova Scotia Awards

Congratulations to all Music Nova Scotia Award Nominees!

Former Scholarship recipients are nominated for the following Music Nova Scotia Awards:

Delta Halifax & Delta Barrington Entertainer of the Year
  • Port Cities (Band member Breagh Mackinnon 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award)
  • Reeny Smith (Talent Trust 2010 Portia White Award)
African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year - Sponsored by the Town of Truro Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Reeny Smith (Talent Trust 2010 Portia White Award)
Digital Artist of the Year - Sponsored by HAF Skate and Tattoo/Jimolly's Bakery Cafe
  • Port Cities (Band member Breagh Mackinnon 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award)
Group Recording of the Year
  • Port Cities - "Port Cities" (Band member Breagh Mackinnon 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award)
Music Video of the Year
  • Dave Sampson & Port Cities - "Trouble" (Director: Mat Barkley)
Recording of the Year - Sponsored by My Home Apparel
  • Port Cities - "Port Cities" (Band member Breagh Mackinnon 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award)
Classical Recording of the Year
  • Helios Vocal Ensemble - "An Illuminated Christmas" (member Eszther Horvath 2016 Kenneth Elloway Award)
Pop Recording of the Year - Sponsored by Open Hearth Park
  • Port Cities - "Port Cities" (Band member Breagh Mackinnon 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award)

The full list of nominees can be found at https://nsmw.ca/music-nominees/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chris Spencer Lowe's film Transfer can now be seen on vimeo

Message from Chris Spencer Low

TRANSFER is now fully
screenshot while watching Transfer
publicly available on Vimeo for your re-viewing pleasure. 


Feel free to check out CSL's other films, performances and installations while you're there.
https://vimeo.com/chrisspencerlowe/transfer


Congratulations Chris!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wishing you all a great Nocturne art night in Halifax and Dartmouth


Congratulations Nocturne on your 10th anniversary. 

Tonight is the night to enjoy art on the street, on the water, and inside.
Have fun Dartmouth and Halifax! 

Thank you to all the organizers and artists that make this event happen. 

Visit the projects of former Talent Trust scholarship recipients:
Jason Skinner
Alexis Milligan
Ruth Ellen-Kroll
Sarah Mosher
Janice Jackson 
Mike Hirschbach
Lukas Pearse
Veronique Mackenzie
....

Friday, October 13, 2017

Janice Jackson creates 'Opera From Scrap' at Nocturne October 14, 2017

Opera From Scrap
information and photo: nocturnehalifax.ca


Janice Isabel Jackson
& Arianne Pollet-Brannen
at Nocturne October 14, 2017
from 6 p.m. - midnight 
RBC Waterside Centre,
1871 Upper Water St


"Opera From Scrap" is an interactive opera by Janice Isabel Jackson, transformed into a phantasmagorical creature in real time by Arianne Pollet-Brannen.


"Opera from Scrap" is an interactive opera. The soloist, Janice Isabel Jackson, transforms into a phantasmagorical opera character while an elaborate costume is constructed onto her by visual artist Arianne Pollet-Brannen. Materials for the costume will be assembled from scraps of fabric, some of which contributed by the audience. In a similar manner, material for the opera will be assembled from live tweets, texts and melodies submitted by the public as well as various sounds extracted from the surroundings. Words, tweets, stories, scraps of paper, fabric, flowers, and other unplanned items will all converge in a manner that completely transforms the vocalist. The singer is required to absorb and create sounds and melodies that will either be concrete stories, unexpected random expressions, or abstract sounds throughout the performance. This project allows the public to experience a continuous transformation throughout the evening. Short recordings of audience comments and singing will also be taken and played back as part of the landscape during the ongoing performance. At the end of the evening, at 11:15pm, the public is invited to return to the scene and experience the fruits of the slow metamorphosis in which the re-envisioned and costumed opera singer presents a newly created 30-minute opera. This manifestation of visual and performance art creates a platform where the audience becomes a storyteller, composer, collaborator, and co-conspirator throughout. Write your words and ideas on scraps of paper and material, tell us your stories, sing your songs, tweet us @jacksonnewmusic

Audio
Performance
Sculpture/3D
Audience Interaction
Family Friendly
nocturnehalifax.ca

Jason Skinner presents 'Riding the Rails' at Nocturne Halifax October 14, 2017

Nocturne at the Museum
information and photo: nocturnehalifax.ca


Andrea Tsang Jackson, Jason Skinner
Nocturne October 14, 2017
6 PM - midnight

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21,
1099 chemin Marginal Rd

"Nocturne at the Museum" highlights our tenuous connections to our past: our changing memories of our collective past as we move further away from it, and our reimagining and reframing of our past as we try to capture something that we can no longer quite grasp. Two artists and one organization will each provide unique interpretations of these themes in the context of the Museum’s unique position as a National Historical Site: a point of arrival for over a million immigrants, as well as a point of departure for many of these immigrants to other parts of Canada.

The two artists whose work considers these questions are Andrea Tsang Jackson and Jason Skinner. There will also be a project presented by Library and Archives Canada.

Andrea Tsang Jackson’s proposed work "Georges Island Quilted Over" is a participatory illuminated paper quilt project that becomes an opaque window.

Jason Skinner will animate the colonist car outside the Museum with his work "Riding the Rails" a series of portraits exploring the possible worlds and lives of immigrants who arrived to Canada by Pier 21, but left for other parts of Canada.


Library and Archives Canada will explore "Going Dark: Extinguished Lighthouses of Atlantic Canada," a presentation which exposes the importance of archives to understanding our changing landscape and our understanding of ourselves.

Still Images
Moving Images
Performance
Sculpture/3D
Audience Interaction
Family Friendly

nocturnehalifax.ca

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sarah Mosher with 'Inter-Harbor Communication Co.' at Nocturne Halifax October 14, 2017

Inter-Harbour Communication Co.
information and photo: nocturne.ca


Sarah Mosher
, visual artist and Ben Mosher

Nocturne October 14, 2017
6 PM - midnight

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront,
1919 Upper Water St


Reimagining and rediscovering early inter-harbour communications through a playful and interactive experience.


"Inter-Harbour Communication Company" connects to a fragment of our partially forgotten heritage; Nova Scotia was home to one of the largest early high-speed communication networks in the world. Visual telegraphy allowed messages to be delivered at speeds unimaginable in a world of letters and post, taking hours not days to reach their destination. By reenacting the methods of these early messaging systems, this project playfully subverts their colonial roots and allows public participation in a communication system built on the foundation of British military communication methods.

In 1795, under the direction of British commander Edward Duke of Kent, troops were made to construct a communication network in our province. The nature of this network was a line of signalling towers using a fiercely-guarded coded language of flags and balls on masts. The extent of the network was one of the largest visual semaphore networks in the world, stretching from Sambro Island to Fredricton. Kent's vision for his visual telegraph network was for it to allow him to relay messages to Quebec City without his need to leave Halifax. This convoluted and costly venture only remained viable for a few years before being discontinued at large with The Duke of Kent's departure from Halifax in the early 1800's.

This system also allowed for inter-harbour communication between commercial and military groups. "Inter-Harbour Communication Company" allows the opening of inter-harbour communications through the use of visual signs and rudimentary phone lines. This playful engagement with communication methods portends a possibility for the distortion and allows an openness of lines of dialogue between the two sides of the harbour.

Audio
Performance
Audience Interaction
Family Friendly

nocturnehalifax.ca

Alexis Milligan at Nocturne October 14, 2017 at Northwood Senior Care Centre in Halifax

NOCTURNE HALIFAX at NORTHWOOD:

Performances include Prism - a choose your own adventure theatre experience with Alexis Milligan.

October 14 from 6 p.m. - midnight


Where's the Funk?? - Dance, choreographed by Kendra Armstrong - featuring dancers from Leica Hardy School of dance (some Talent Trust scholarship recipients might be in that group too (smile)).

Lisa Cochrane presents: LaHave River Jamboree. Be part of the live audience of a fictitious radio program with cross dressing DJ Harold Anderson spinning vinyl from his private collection of Old Style Country tunes.

https://nocturnehalifax.ca/

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Veronique MacKenzie and Lukas Pearse at Nocturne October 14, 2017 Central Library Halifax


Depths of Sorrow
Veronique MacKenzie FB screen shot
at Nocturne: Vanish at the Halifax Central Library on
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. - midnight.


Depths of Sorrow will be viewable from the exterior front courtyard (rear screen video projections against the windows of the 5th floor) with infrared capture of live dance, animation, and original sound score by Motion Activated: 
Lukas PearseVeronique MacKenzie, Susan Tooke.

https://nocturnehalifax.ca/

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mike Hirschbach's Halifax Circus at Nocturne October 14, 2017 in Halifax

Halifax Circus
information and photo: nocturnehalifax.ca

with Mike Hirschbach 
from 6 PM - midnight
October 14, 2017
at
Halifax Circus,
1479 Barrington St


Halifax Circus presents their annual celebration of circus with the amazing fire show outside, astounding aerials in the sanctuary, and intriguing student demos in the gym. Don't miss this amazing show that is seen by over 10,000 people annually.

Halifax Circus celebrates circus arts, movement, theatre and performance with their annual performances at Nocturne. Included are their astonishing fire show outside, astounding aerials in the sanctuary, and intriguing student demos in the gym. Their performers have performed across Canada and the US, in Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

Don't miss this show that is seen by over 10,000 people annually.

Performance
Audience Interaction
Family Friendly

Not wheelchair accessible • No washrooms

Monday, September 25, 2017

His Honour, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia grants his patronage as Honorary Chair

We are honoured to welcome His Honour, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia as the Talent Trust's Honorary Chair. 
It is wonderful to see that this tradition since 1944 will continue. 

His Honour sent us the following note:

Nova Scotia is fortunate to have the Nova Scotia Talent Trust support the many emerging artists who wish to pursue a professional career in the arts. With the backing of the NSTT, these fledgling artists will soon enrich our lives and contribute to Nova Scotia’s wonderful arts scene. To that end, I am truly honoured and delighted to serve as the Honorary Chair of the NSTT.

Thank you Your Honour!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Marc Djokic, violinist wins Prix Goyer Canada's largest prize for classical music

Violinist Marc Djokic has been awarded the second biennial Prix Goyer, Canada’s largest prize for classical music. Congratulations Marc!

Awarded to a ‘collaborative emerging musician’ under the age of 33, the prize is worth CAD $125,000, which includes: $50,000 in cash, $50,000 from online classical music video channel Noncerto in the form of production, distribution and marketing of 18 classical music videos; a commission from composer Matthias Maute worth $13,500; and $11,500 of business coaching.

The Prix Goyer was created in 2015 and... Read more at https://www.thestrad.com/canadian-violinist-marc-djokic-wins-125000-prix-goyer/7122.article

Marc won the Talent Trust's Raymond Simpson Award in 2002 and the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Award in 2003. 



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Celebrate with us the 49 Talent Trust Scholarship recipients of 2017!

The Talent Trust supports artists of all disciplines in their formative years with scholarships and special awards. In 2017 we were able to support 49 Nova Scotia emerging artists. Congratulations to all!

Scholarships make a significant difference in the lives of these emerging artists as Rebecca Wolfe from Dartmouth told us: 

I am honoured to receive a Talent Trust scholarship for the second time. Your continued support means the world to me. It is very difficult making ends meet living away from home and going to school. 
The scholarship I have received will ease my mind about financials during this upcoming school year and will allow me to focus on my studies at Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program.
Thank you!
Rebecca Wolfe is in her second year studying Theatre Performance at Humber College, Toronto. 
The Talent Trust has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to emerging Nova Scotian artists in the fields of dance, theatre, media (film) studies, music, visual and literary arts. This is a $5,000 increase from previous years. This increase is only possible because of supporters and individual donors like you. Thank you!
Donate today to support these wonderful Nova Scotian artists.
Thank you for believing in the Creativity of Nova Scotians.

NS Talent Trust, PO Box 575, Halifax, NS B3J 2R7
Congratulations to the 2017 Talent Trust Scholarship
and Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship Recipients!
Dance
Ballet              
  • Julia Barkhouse, Dartmouth
  • Kieron Harper, Halifax
  • Claire Campbell, Head of St. Margaret's Bay
  • Carrigan MacDonald, Hammonds Plains
  • Olivia MacLean, Dartmouth
  • Ellery Jackson, Dartmouth, NS Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship
  • Katherine McDonald, Halifax
  • Maggie Oates-Johnson, Dartmouth, NS Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship
  • Mollie Oates-Johnson, Dartmouth
  • Niamh Perrins, Wolfville
- Modern/Contemporary
  • Lucie Schmidt, Lakeview
  • Stan Tonin, Windsor Junction
Music
- Keyboard - Piano
  • Vlad Chiriac, Bedford
  • Devin Huang, Bedford
  • Lala Lee, Halifax
  • Chantal Peng, Wolfville
  • Dakota Scott-Digout, Barrington
  • Andrew Son, Halifax
  • Alex (Zixuan) Yang, Bedford
- Strings - Cello
  • India Gailey, Wolfville
- Strings - Violin
  • Lilith Richter-Stephenson, Dartmouth
  • Heemin Choi, Bedford
- Strings - Guitar
  • Matthew Fraser, Inverness
- Conducting
  • Thomas Burton, Wolfville
- Voice - Opera
  • Nickolas Higgs, New Glasgow
  • Breanna Miller, Halifax
  • Morgan Reid, Sydney
  • Benjamin Shaw, Vancouver,  NS Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship
- Brass - French Horn
  • Mimisu Lee, Halifax
- Brass - Euphonium
  • Ross Macintosh, Truro
- Composition
  • Roland Smith, Windsor
  • Adam Clarke, Antwerpen
- Woodwind - Oboe
  • Julia Millett, Lunenburg
Film
Production
  • Gharrett Paon, Halifax
Theatre 
- Acting
  • Rebecca Wolfe, Dartmouth
Music Theatre
  • Ria Kapur, Bedford
  • Emily Robertson, Oakville
  • Maya Read, Dartmouth, NS Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship
- Directing
  • Luciana Silvestre Fernandes, Halifax
Visual/Fine Arts 
- Interdisciplinary
  • Gabriel Soligo, Halifax, NS Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship
- Design/Applied Craft
  • Jodie Fox, Mosquadoboit Harbour
  • Isaac Fresia, Halifax
  • Andrew Gilmour, Halifax
  • Lee Yuen-Rapati, Dartmouth
- Painting Drawing
  • Nat Chantel, Dartmouth
  • Curtis Botham, Bedford
  • Caterina Slamovits, Halifax
- Printmaking
  • Emma van Zeumeren, Dartmouth
Literary Arts
- Fiction
  • Conor Martin, Dartmouth

Friday, September 15, 2017

Brandt Eisner is a part of Rørpost - International Art Collabroation Exhibition Sep 16 - October 4, 2017 at Discovery Centre Art Gallery, Halifax

Visual Artist Brandt Eisner will show his work at 

Rørpost
International Art Collaboration

September 16 - October 4, 2017

Opening:
Saturday, September 16
at 5:30 p.m.

Wilsons Featured Exhibit Gallery at the Discovery Centre


24 Nova Scotian artists (Art Focus Group) collaborated with 24 Danish artists from Esbjerg (Blå Døre Group).

Each started a painting then sent it to their collaborator in Denmark to finish it and vice versa. After the exchange each artist created a response piece to reflect our project experience. In total 96 works were created.

You can enjoy the exhibition in Halifax until October 4, 2017 before it travels to Denmark. 

Wilsons Featured Exhibit Gallery at the Discovery Centre,
1215 Lower Water Street in Halifax from
September 16 - October 4, 2017.  

You can find more information about the show at: 
http://thediscoverycentre.ca/experience/featured-exhibit/

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ariella Pahlke's documentary about Suzanne Gauthier screens on September 20, 2017 at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival

Ariella Pahlke's film Suzanne Gauthier: one thing leads to another screens as part of Program 7 at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival on
Photo: FIN website

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 9:15PM 

Park Lane, Theatre 3 

Encore: Thursday, Sept. 21, 8:30PM
Park Lane, Theatre 2

From the FIN website:
Filmmaker Ariella Pahlke weaves the life and work of Suzanne Gauthier into a poetic narrative that encapsulates the curiosity, joy and perseverance underlying the creative impulse of an artist.

For more information and tickets go to
http://www.finfestival.ca/event

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chris Spencer-Lowe's short film 'Aleatoria' will show on September 18, 2017 at FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival

Chris Spencer-Lowe's short film Aleatoria will screen as part of Program 5 on 
Photo: FIN website

Monday, September 18 
at 9:00 PM 
Park Lane - Theatre 4

and

Wednesday, September 20 
at 8:30 PM
Park Lane - Theatre 2

From the FIN website:
Aleatoria, disorder incarnate, the lady of the wheel. Spinning and churning the stuff of chaos. Created through random processes, chance and the unpredictability of being are at her command.


For tickets please go to:
http://www.finfestival.ca/event

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Elinor Whidden is part of a group show at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON until October 29, 2017

Elinor Whidden is a part of Re-enact at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON.  
from 
July 6 - October 29, 2017
Janice Laking Gallery

She is showing her buffalo pile: Head-Smashed-In-Engine-Block-Buffalo-Jump in conversation with a group of amazing artists. This show is a critical look at myths of Canadian nationalism.

You can find more information and images of the show at:
http://maclarenart.com/exhibitions/re-enact-sarah-ciurysek-michael-farnan-meryl-mcmaster-emma-nishimura-krista-belle-stewar


Friday, September 8, 2017

Gwyneth Christoffel shows her short film 'Torture by Sound' at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival - September 17, 2017

Photo: FIN website
Gwyneth Christoffel's short film Torture of Sound will be shown on

Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Reel East Coast Shorts Gala

at Park Lane Cinemas, Halifax

From the FIN website:
For people with misophonia, everyday sounds can leave them in immense pain. Torture By Sound explores the emotional and psychological impact this condition has on the lives of its victims..

Tickets can be purchased at:

Gwyneth Christoffel won the 2013 NSTT Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Award and the 2013 Shelagh Mackenzie Award. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Jennifer Jones, violin: David Parker, French horn will perform at Prismatic Arts Festival September 17, 2017

Prismatic Arts Festival presents Cris Derksen and her Orchestral Powwow Project

Jennifer Jones (photo: website Symphony NS)
Sunday, September 17 

David Parker (photo: website Symphony NS)
at 7 p.m.

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium 

Joining Derksen on stage will be eleven Indigenous dancer and musicians, and members of Symphony Nova Scotia:  Mark Lee and Jennifer Jones, violins; Susan Sayle, viola; Richard Simoneau, trumpet; David Parker, French horn and Eric Mathis, trombone.

Tickets are on sale now at the Cohn Box Office; please call (902) 494-3820 or 1-800-874-1669 ($15 and $20).

For more information go to: 
http://prismaticfestival.com/program/

Monday, September 4, 2017

Reeny Smith to sing at Opening Gala for Prismatic Arts Festival on September 14, 2017

Prismatic Arts Festival Opening Gala
Reeny Smith
(photo: website Prismatic Arts Festival)

Reeny Smith

September 14 at 6 p.m.

Halifax Central Library 

Event is Free.

Reeny Smith is a talented, 25 year-old R&B/Pop artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia who has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. She credits her inspiration for music ... 
Read more at:
http://prismaticfestival.com/program/

Friday, September 1, 2017

'Uncle Podger's Hat' by Mike Hirschbach at the Halifax Fringe Festival August 31 - September 8, 2017

Uncle Podger's Hat    
By Mike Hirschbach     
Halifax, NS

Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street
(wheelchair accessible with all-gender washrooms)    
 
Photo: Halifax Circus

Saturday 
September 2, 11:30am

Sunday September 3, 7pm

Wednesday 
September 6, 8:30pm

Thursday September 7, 7pm

Friday September 8, 10pm            

Mike Hirschbach, a former clown with the Cirque du Soleil, brings to life the story of his mentor, his eccentric Uncle Podger. 

The Daily News gushed that Uncle Podger’s Hat is, “a wonderful vehicle for this versatile and charming performer. He juggles, he plays the musical saw, he can ride a unicycle. With a rubber face made to bring on laughter, Hirschbach endears us to Uncle Podger, a clumsy old man who may not be able to hang a picture without inciting disaster, but who can balance a peacock feather on his chin or play two flutes at once.”  

The Chronicle Herald said, “Hirschbach has created a sophisticated, beautifully structured show that combines his skills at juggling, unicycling and physical comedy with story. Hirschbach is at the peak of his powers in this finely crafted piece of work."

For tickets go to: http://atlanticfringe.tickethalifax.com/events/46209771/uncle-podger-s-hat
Circus and Theatrics • For All Ages
$12/$9  
60 Min

More about Mike Hirschbach can be found at http://www.halifaxcircus.com/staff/

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Alexis Milligan directs the Peace Project at the Halifax Fringe Festival September 1- 10, 2017

The Peace Project directed by Alexis Milligan can be seen at

The Theatre NS Living Room, 2353 Agricola Street, Halifax
(one step up, no washrooms)

Friday September 1, 10pm
Saturday September 2, 2:30pm
Sunday September 3, 7:50pm
Monday September 4, 8:30pm
Friday September 8, 5:40pm
Saturday September 9, 5:45pm
Sunday September 10, 1:45pm

From their website:
"Where art and science meet: The PEACE Project initiates frank conversations about the many social stigmas and stereotypes surrounding palliative care, death and dying. This is an intimate and personal piece, full of humour, and is the result of an interprovincial research collaboration (Halifax, Montreal and Toronto) led by Dr. Brenda Sabo (Dalhousie School of Nursing) with artistic direction by Alexis Milligan (Transitus). The research phase for this project was fully funded by the Canadian Cancer Society. "

For Ticket go to:
http://tickethalifax.com/Browse#search=Peace%20Project

Drama • Parental Guidance
$10/$7
60 Min

transitus.ca

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Julia Millett performs at Summer Chamber Music Festival in Lunenburg on August 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Julia Millett

Julia Millett, oboe will perform Bach


Wednesday, August 23 

at 8 p.m.
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance


Summer Chamber Music Festival: Bach Double Concerto

Concert three of LAMP's Summer Chamber Music series features Italian violinist Marcus Placci with pianist Marika Bournaki and oboist Julia Millett. Program to include the Bach Double Concerto.

Tickets to all of the performances listed below are available from the box office at 902-634-8667. They are also sold at Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg.

Please check for up dates at http://www.lampns.ca/index.php

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance
97-101 Kaulbach Street
Lunenburg NS

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Call for Entries to the 75th Anniversary Talent Trust Exhibition - Deadline Sept 22, 2017

We are celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2019!

Call for Entries to the 75th Anniversary Talent Trust Exhibition

NS Talent Trust Exhibition Call

This exhibition is open to practicing visual artists who have received scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. Artists are invited to propose works completed in the past 15 years, including works held in Nova Scotian public collections.

Works will be selected by curators from the participating galleries. Artists’ exhibition fees and art transportation will be paid. An exhibition catalogue is planned.

Exhibition venues:
  • MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, May - July 2019
  • Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, in the fall 2019
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, November 2019 - October 2020


We are very thankful that Ingrid Jenkner, curator of the MSVU Art Gallery has agreed to help us with all the details for a successful exhibition. Thank you Ingrid!!!

Application Deadline: 22 September 2017

You can find and download a fill-able application form with all the details at nstalenttrust.ns.ca/75th-Anniversary

All questions and inquires about the 75th Anniversary Exhibition should be sent directly to Ingrid Jenkner at Ingrid.jenkner(at)msvu.ca.

The Visual Arts Exhibition will be the venues for readings, film screenings, artist talks, and music and dance performances by Talent Trust scholarship recipients. A separate call will go out early in 2018.

Further questions about the 75th anniversary can be sent to 75anniversary(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ellis Yuen Rapati, violist will play with the National Youth Orchestra on July 31, 2017

THE NATIONAL YOUTH
ORCHESTRA LIVE

Monday, July 31, 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax


Ellis Yuen-Rapati is a 2012 Talent Trust scholarship recipient. 


In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada returns to Halifax for the first time in over a decade as a part of their Edges of Canada tour!

Hear 92 of the best young musicians in the country perform live alongside indigenous Canadian artists in this thrilling, inspirational concert experience.

Featuring Strauss’ spectacular Death and Transfiguration, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and The Unsilent Project – a brand-new, youth-oriented response to Truth and Reconciliation.