June 9th: night SIX of Nextfest
Are you ready for an evening of movement, laughs, and adventure? Join us at 6 pm MST to view it all!
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your NIGHT SIX schedule
hosted by Dill Prusko
Night six of Nextfest 2021 opens with a warm welcome from our host and some discussion of what to expect this evening.
WITH LOVE, TOMMY
created by Cassandra Paige and Jordan Norn
A heavy-hearted Tommy flees an unfulfilling relationship to see the world.
THE WARNING MONUMENTS
Is it better to forget the past or attempt to recreate it? In a post-apocalyptic world, three communes grapple with this question as they attempt to move on from only focusing on survival. Caesar, a leader of one of the communes, decides that forgetting and moving on from the past is the only option. Her commune is left in the dark, as Caesar is the sole person who knows a past exists. Tensions mount when her granddaughter, Napoleon, begins questioning the mythology Caesar has given her, all while the Warning Monuments loom overhead.
Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.
The Hidden Neighbourhood presents
INVISIBLE THREAD (EPISODE 3)
produced by Caitlin Kelly, Braden Butler, Christina Nguyen, and Kaeley Jade Wiebe
choreographed by Emily Anne Corcoran, Meegan Sweet, and Braden Butler
Invisible Thread is a three-part, episodic dance series created by The Hidden Neighbourhood. Three choreographers digitally reimagine work they originally created on stage and prior to the pandemic, weaving an invisible thread through remotely filmed and separately devised choreographic impressions of our present lives.
featuring Caitlin Kelly, Kaeley Jade Wiebe, Emily Anne Corcoran, Christina Nguyen, Meegan Sweet, Holly Wandler, Beverley Rockwell, Braden Butler, and Jackson Card
THE SPACE BETWEEN US
This performance will be streamed silently, please view with sound at Nextfest On Demand
choreographed by Deviani Andrea
The Space Between Us explores how distance, closeness, attraction, and repulsion shape the way people connect to each other. Inspired by the physical interactions of bodies in public spaces during a health crisis, this piece digs into the limits of distance within a group exploring the dichotomy of isolation-ensemble between dancers and in relation to spatiality.
performed by Janita Frantsi, Skye Demas, and Deviani Andrea
choreographed by Katie Cassady
composed by Stefan Nazarevich, with “Luft” by H.Takahashi
II focuses on a relationship between two women. This work explores the strange and incongruent ways people connect and support each other and how power dynamics exist and shift in the context of intimacy.
featuring Sarah Wong and Sophie Mueller-Langer
IHUMAN STUDIOS: THE TNT SESSIONS – JAYDEN PAZ
Never have folk and blues met in a sweeter union as now. With just a guitar and soaring vocals, Jayden brings emotions to life while making you tap your feet. Drowned in sweeping melodies, his lyrics both move and challenge the listener. Jayden represents the very best of talent and resilience that Edmonton can offer.
DON’T NOT TALK TO STRANGERS presents
RETURN OF THE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE: 52 WEEKS LATER: THE COVID SQUEAKQUEL: LOST IN
NEW YORK EDMONTON
We’re back for another year of quarantine funnies! Join Don’t Not Talk to Strangers as we host a night of the best and brightest in Edmonton’s sketch comedy scene. There will be hilarity, solidarity, ambidexterity, insincerity, polarity, irregularity, interdisciplinarity, unclarity, dragons, and more… Are you intrigued? See you at the Nextfest Sketch Comedy Showcase 2021. Boom.
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