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Dec
16
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – Admission by donation
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - Admission by donation

*As our Holiday gift to you, we are presenting a freewill screening the Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on our screen.*   It’s General Admission seating at the door, so come early! The hot chocolate and spiked coffee will be on. Doors open at 1:00pm.

About the Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

 

Jan
7
Mon
KLIMT & SCHIELE: EROS & PSYCHE – Reel Art 2019
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm
An in-depth look at images of extraordinary visual power: going from the enchanting enveloping decorations of Klimt’s works, to the anguished linework of Egon Schiele in his magnetic nudes and in the contorted figures. A stunning revealing of Klimt and Schiele’s masterpieces.
As the roar of the First World War cannons is dying out, in Vienna, the heart of Central Europe, a golden age comes to an end. The Austro – Hungarian Empire is beginning to disintegrate. On the night of October 31st, in the bed of his home, Egon Schiele dies, one of the 20 million deaths caused by the Spanish flu. He dies looking at the invisible evil in the face, in the only he can do: painting it. He is 28 years old. Only a few months earlier, the main hall of the Secession building had welcomed his works: 19 oil paintings and 29 drawings. His first successful exhibition, a celebration of a new painting idea that portrays the restlessness and desires of mankind. A few months earlier, his teacher and friend Gustav Klimt had died. From the turn of the century, he had fundamentally changed the feeling of art and founded a new group: the Secession.
The documentary film Klimt & Schiele – Eros and Psyche recounts this extraordinary season: a magical moment for art, literature, and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. An age that revealed the abysses of the ego, in which today we’re still reflecting
ourselves. The film will take us through 5 stunning exhibitions.
In a letter to his uncle Leopold Czihaczek, 1911, Egon Schiele, says “Erotic works of art are sacred too!”
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

Jan
14
Mon
WHEN PARIS WAS A WOMAN – Reel Art 2019 – ARTsPLACE
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Paris Was a Woman – by Greta Schiller

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century.

1996 (75 minutes)

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Jan
21
Mon
MONET: THE MAGIC OF WATER & LIGHT – Reel Art 2019
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

A documentary on the massive work of Monet and the story that led him to revolutionize Modern Art.

Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting.His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever. As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacy to France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intent was to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before. And this documentary will show the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, as they have never been seen before. A unique, exclusive look at the masterpieces housed at the Orangerie Museum, the Marmottan Museum, the Orsay Museum and Giverny, for the first time ever on the big screen for an unrepeatable experience.Inspired by the international bestseller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016) written byRoss King, also featured in the film.
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

Jan
28
Mon
OUR CITY DREAMS – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

Our City Dreams – by Chiara Clemente

Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman’s struggles and successes as an artist in New York City. Told through five women artists, from youngest to oldest, the film features Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic, and Nancy Spero.

2009  (90 minutes)

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Feb
4
Mon
DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION – Reel Art 2019
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas
  • Adults: $12.15  (+ HST = $14)
  • Youth: $6.85 (+HST = $8)
  • Tickets on sale at the door. Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Feb
11
Mon
AGNES MARTIN BEFORE THE GRID – Reel Art 2019 at ARTsPLACE
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

Agnes Martin Before the Grid – by Kathleen Brennan & Jina Brenneman

Friends, classmates and lovers of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists reveal for the first time the story of her early years defying the hardships of poverty, mental illness and forbidden loves.

2016  (55 minutes)

 

 

BEING SHOWN AT ARTsPLACE

Admission by donation.

 

Feb
14
Thu
MOCEAN DANCE – Mini-Performance & Salon
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work.

On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an Artists’ Talk and Mini-Performance

Admission by donation

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King’s Theatre is pleased to announce the creation residency of Atlantic Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, Mocean Dance from February 10-15, 2019. During this time, Mocean’s Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin will work on a new creation, Inside Wild, while experimenting with new multimedia elements and set design possibilities for the new, original work.

 

Joining Sara are dance artists Anastasia Weibe, Julie Robert, Lydia Zimmer & Georgia Skinner as well as collaborators multimedia artist Nick Bottomly & composer/multidisciplinary artist Brian Riley as they experiment with multimedia elements and set design for the new work.

 

King’s Theatre patrons are invited to join some of Nova Scotia’s most innovative dance and theatre artists for a work-in-progress sharing for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary dance is made along with an artist talk that will explore the working progress when incorporating multimedia elements to help tell a story.

Workshops

On Friday February 15, Mocean Dance will also be offering movement workshops and hands-on learning opportunities for community members and local area schools.

 

There will be a Youth-focused workshop from 10am-12pm and an Adult workshop from 1-3pm. Both workshops will start at ARTsPLACE and end at King’s Theatre. No experience necessary! Space is limited, so contact the Theatre to reserve a spot. Admission is by donation.

 

The photo credits above (in order) are Holly Crooks, Jason Kofke and Marlowe Porter.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

Feb
15
Fri
MOCEAN DANCE movement workshop for all
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm

The Halifax-based contemporary dance company Mocean Dance will be in residency at King’s Theatre from Feb 10-15 working on a new piece by Sara Coffin called Wild Inside. There will be a public presentation on Thursday February 14 at 6pm (admission by donation) of what they’ve been working on (artist talk and mini-performance).

On Friday Feb 15 at 1-3pm, they will be offering a Wild Inside Movement workshop for All. It will start at ARTsPLACE (upstairs) and move down the street to the Theatre for some work on-stage. No experience is necessary! But space for each is limited to 30 people, so you need to sign up at the Theatre. Admission by donation.

Call the Theatre at 902-532-7704, or email the Box Office at boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca to reserve your spot.

 

This workshop will also be offered for Youth on Friday February 15 from 10am-12pm, same format.

Thank you to ARCAC for providing the space!

 

 

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance creates and performs athletic, vibrant contemporary dance. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin, this versatile creation company commissions Canadian choreographers and company members to create dance that is highly physical, collaborative, and technically and emotionally rich. Mocean Dance tours internationally, delivering performances that engage audiences, and offering outreach activity to support the growth of contemporary dance in Canada.

Feb
23
Sat
TRENT McCLELLAN’s Laugh Every Day Tour
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Originally from Corner Brook, Trent McClellan is known for his approachable, candid and effortless observational comedy, and may be best known for his role on CBC’s This Hour has 22 Minutes. He has had numerous filmed television performances from Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and comedy specials for CTV and the Comedy Network. Trent can also be heard on CBC’s The Debaters, and he was a panelist on CBC’s Canada Reads. Trent developed a podcast series called The Generators, available on TuneIn Radio and on iTunes.

This is Trent’s first Atlantic Canada tour.

 

This is a 14+ event. May contain adult content.

All tickets are $23.50 + hst = $27.00

 

 

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