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Wednesday 18 May 2016

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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Krys Kaczkan’s Passage & Recall > Sat 21 May 7PM in the DTMG at NAC
  2. Simply Saucer, TV Freaks, The Rocking Horses > Saturday 4 June on the roof!
  3. This week at The Film House
  4. Music Niagara > Applications for Executive Director
  5. AUDITIONS: The Little Prince > Yellow Door Theatre

Passage and Recall
Krys Kaczkan
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Opening Reception Saturday 21 May 2016 7PM
On display until Friday 3 June

As a child growing up in Niagara, I spent seemingly endless summers at my grandparents’ farm, at first watching my parents and grandparents toil in the orchards and vineyards and later working there myself. That farm no longer exists, having been swallowed up by urban sprawl, but the recollection of that ever changing landscape, the emotions it evoked, and the hardship it created remains with me to this day.

I left Niagara intending to never return; First traveling to western Europe, then to western Canada, and finally, to the east coast. For some reason, I have always been drawn back to this place, and its haunting rhythmic landscape. The paintings in this exhibition, while inspired by specific sites within Niagara, are not imitations of those locations, but rather “recollections.” They are moments, edited by memory, filtered by recall and transformed by the passage of time. Through the years, I have chosen to explore other mediums and subject matter, both figuratively and conceptually, but each time I return to the Niagara landscape looking for more than the mere sum of form, colour and texture. The landscape has become a measure of growth for me. It has become my meter.

– Krys Kaczkan


Simply Saucer, TV Freaks, The Rocking Horses

Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Saturday 4 January 2016 at 8PM

$20 in advance // $22 at the door
Tickets available at NAC or Mindbomb Records

Limited tickets!

SIMPLY SAUCER
“ Simply Saucer are a divine mix of early Pink Floyd (with Syd Barrett still mercifully intact) and The Velvet Underground (when Andy Warhol was at the helm and urging them towards the Exploding Plastic Inevitable). They are all this and more; a Suicide with a lust for life; Silver Apples that are running with electronic juice! Sheer, ecstatic, underground bliss.”
— Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express (London)

TV FREAKS
TV Freaks are a spastic garage punk band from Hamilton, ON. Check them out here

And introducing THE ROCKING HORSES!


This week at The Film House
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
firstontariopac.ca

Wed 18 May 8PM – TONIGHT!
FINDERS KEEPERS
USA 2015. Directed by Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel. 82 min. PG
Amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a barbeque that he bought at an auction.
Sponsored by Niagara Oast House Brewers!

Thurs 19 May 8PM
SLEEPING GIANT
Canada 2015. Directed by Andrew Cividino. 89 min. 14A
This debut feature focuses on how three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience while spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior. The Globe and Mail calls it  “a drama of honesty and sincerity, slimmed down to its most central, raw elements” while the Toronto Star calls it “the best Canadian film of the year.”

Fri 20 May 8PM
LADY IN THE VAN
UK 2015. Directed by Nicolas Hytner. 104 min. PG
Alan Bennett’s story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.

Sat 21 May 1:30PM
WEST SIDE STORY
USA 1961. Directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. 152 min. PG
Music by Bernstein, lyrics by Sondheim, choreography by Robbins, this film’s iconic take on Romeo and Juliet has rival gangs The Jets and The Sharks battling it out for turf in the Upper West Side. Come for the songs, the romance, and the drama.

Sat 21 May 7PM
SLEEPING GIANT
Canada 2015. Directed by Andrew Cividino. 89 min. 14A
This debut feature focuses on how three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience while spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior. The Globe and Mail calls it  “a drama of honesty and sincerity, slimmed down to its most central, raw elements” while the Toronto Star calls it “the best Canadian film of the year.”

Sat 21 May 9:30PM
PSYCHO
USA 1960. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 109 min. PG
A secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the lamb and checks into a remote motel run by a young man. Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins in career-defining roles, don’t miss a chance to see a film deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” for preservation by the Library of Congress.

Sun 15 May 1PM
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
UK, USA 2009. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. 105 min. PG
Emily Blunt stars in this dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend) that won Best Oscar for Achievement in Costume Design.


MUSIC NIAGARA
Seeking Applications
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Application Deadline 17 June 2016

The Niagara Region’s largest music festival is seeking an Executive Director to build on the strong foundation of its 18-year history.

In addition to a year-round schedule of concerts, each summer Music Niagara presents a month-long music celebration featuring classical and jazz, choral and cabaret, opera, country, young virtuosos’ performances, and more.  All in Niagara’s most imaginative and beautiful settings – soaring sounds in historic churches, Vivaldi in the vineyards, jazz under the stars.

The Position
The Executive Director will work in partnership with a board of directors, Artistic Director Atis Bankas, and volunteers and supporters, to develop and effectively implement the vision and mandate of the organization. The incumbent is responsible for the efficient management of all financial and operational resources, marketing and fundraising activities, community relations, special events and board liaison. Music Niagara employs a year round staff of three (six during the summer festival), with an annual budget of approximately $475,000.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have demonstrated management experience in cultural or not-for-profit management. He/she will be highly motivated, exhibiting strong administrative, financial and fundraising skills. Experience in festival management, grant writing and annual fund drives will be significant assets. Other important skills include supervision of staff, budget management, stakeholder engagement—and a love of the performing arts!

How to apply:
Application Deadline:  17 June 2016
Starting Date: September 2016
Location:  Niagara-on-the-Lake
Application Process: Please send resume and cover letter by June 17th to careers@musicniagara.org.

Music Niagara is a main activity of the Canadian Chamber Academy, a non-for-profit charitable organization. For further information about Music Niagara, visit www.musicniagara.org


THE LITTLE PRINCE
Yellow Door Theatre

Niagara’s exciting new performing arts school The Yellow Door Theatre Project is casting young actors between the ages of 10 and 18 for their upcoming musical production of ‘The Little Prince’. This professional caliber production will be presented at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre starting 14 December. These young performers will study and perform alongside professional actors, directors and artistic team. All levels of experience are encouraged to audition.

For full audition details and to book an audition space visit
yellowdoortheatre.com


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