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Jun 2021

Nextfest 2021: Night Six Guide

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June 9th: night SIX of Nextfest

Welcome!

Are you ready for an evening of movement, laughs, and adventure? Join us at 6 pm MST to view it all!

Grab a beverage, get comfy, and tune into NextfestTV. We’ll see you in the chat.

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your NIGHT SIX schedule 

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NIGHTLY OPENING

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.

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WITH LOVE, TOMMY

A person makes a phone call while sitting at the table in a camper van.

created by Cassandra Paige and Jordan Norn

A heavy-hearted Tommy flees an unfulfilling relationship to see the world.

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THE WARNING MONUMENTS

Two people walk between two large block monuments with spikes coming out of the top.
by Madison May

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.

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The Hidden Neighbourhood presents

INVISIBLE THREAD (EPISODE 3)

The words invisible thread a three-part, episodic dance serties at Nextfest 2021 are featured on an overlay background. In the background there is a crowd of people with rainbow colouring over it.

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

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THE SPACE BETWEEN US

Three people in a triangle formation kneel on concrete outside of a University campus. They are posing with their hands horizontal.

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

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II

Two people wearing masks dance 6 feet apart from each other.

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

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IHUMAN STUDIOS: THE TNT SESSIONS – JAYDEN PAZ

Jayden Paz performing at an iHuman event.
performed by 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.

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DON’T NOT TALK TO STRANGERS presents

RETURN OF THE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE: 52 WEEKS LATER: THE COVID SQUEAKQUEL: LOST IN NEW YORK EDMONTON

The background is a crumbled up piece of paper with a bunch of pop culture characters on the bottom.

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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