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February 2017
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MONSTER THEATRE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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A brand-sparkling-new adaptation of Shakespeare's whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys. Created by the award-winning storytelling masters of Monster Theatre and starring students from your school and community! Monster Theatre from Vancouver puts on a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream adapted for children. Shakespeare must have a play written for the Duke’s wedding tomorrow morning! He doesn’t have any ideas. He needs your help! With the arrival of some kooky actors, puppets, and a lot of magic,…

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Death Cafe

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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If death is the last stop for all of us, why are we not talking about it more? Join JayaLynda Cole and other facilitators for open, honest, and genuine dialogue about death. Free. Refreshments by donation.

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March 2017
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KIRAN AHLUWALIA: GISS MUSIC WORKSHOP and PERFORMANCE

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: Sahiba Kaur Chawla Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern purveyor of the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan which she honours, yet also departs from in order to explore bold new territories. Winning two JUNOs, the UK Songlines Award and two Canadian Folk Awards, Kiran has over the course of six albums created a style uniquely her own - a hybrid of Indian grooves and Saharan Desert blues with elements of jazz thrown in.…

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ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN: Gypsies, Troubadours and Tangos

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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It's not every prima donna who can boast a degree in biomedical engineering, but then Isabel Bayrakdarian isn't your average prima donna. In a career still in its second decade, an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and concert halls the world over, Isabel has become as celebrated for her beauty, presence and style as for her strikingly multi-hued voice that's wholly in sync with the rest of her image. Reception including wine to follow the concert.

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KAI GLEUSTEEN & CATHERINE ORDRONNEAU (violin & piano)

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Kai and Catherine are frequent visitors to ArtSpring, Chamber Music Fest faculty, and in 2014-15 presented the complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas. This season they present music of Russian composers. A passionate and dramatic evening of music. This show is accompanied by a Garry Oaks Winery tasting at 6:30 pm in the ArtSpring Lobby. "Both performers and exceptional musicians. Elegant, they played with intensity and unmistakable commitment to the music, searching out the most exquisite ways to shape and…

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DAVE GUNNING

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart. Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since ever since he broke upon the Canadian East Coast music scene back in 1997. Performance starts at 7:30 pm; bar opens at 6:30 pm. "Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured…

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Death Cafe

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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If deaths the last stop for all of us, why are we not talking about it more? Join JayaLynda Cole and other facilitators for open, honest, and genuine dialogue about death. Free. Refreshments by donation.

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BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and SARAH HAGEN

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Praised by The New York Times as "clarion-voiced and vibrant," tenor Benjamin Butterfield is known for his performances throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has performed with many of the world's leading conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Labadie, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Trevor Pinnock, and Bruno Weil. Proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger.

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April 2017
$23 Adults; $5 Youth

DAVID WISDOM: THE ART OF THE SLIDESHOW IN THE DIGITAL AGE

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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David Wisdom is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Teck and Equinox Galleries in Vancouver and at FaultLine Projects on Salt Spring Island. Wisdom began presenting public slideshows in the late 1960s with a group of friends that included Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and Rodney Graham, the artists who became the core of the so-called Vancouver School Of Photography. The four later went on to form the music project UJ3RK5 in the…

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GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:50 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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God is a Scottish Drag Queen: a two act comedy of Biblical proportions! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable night of laughter! God is a Scottish Drag Queen is based on the character created by comedian Mike Delamont and playwright Jacob Richmond (Ride the Cyclone) for the hit cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville. In 2011, Mike Delamont turned all sketches he had written into a full hour…

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CHORAL WORKSHOP WITH LYDIA ADAMS: Elmer Iseler Singers

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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On Monday, April 24 at 4:30 pm, join Elmer Iseler Singer's Lydia Adams for a 90-minute choral workshop. Tickets are $20/person, and the workshop will be held in ArtSpring's Theatre. Please call or visit the box office to register. You will need to leave your name, voice type (SATB), and phone number so we can contact you about music. Photo credit: Mark Rash

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ELMER ISELER SINGERS

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: Michael Romaniuk The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams, enters its 38th Anniversary Season in 2016/17. This 20-voice professional choral ensemble, founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, has built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States, and internationally. Through concerts, broadcasts, and recordings, their performance repertoire spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers. The Elmer Iseler Singers are performing at 7:30 pm. They will be…

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Death Cafe

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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If death is the last stop for all of us, why are we not talking about it more? Join JayaLynda Cole and other facilitators for open, honest, and genuine dialogue about death. Free. Refreshments by donation.

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May 2017
$20 Adult/Youth

SHAY KUEBLER DANCE WORKSHOP

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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All ages are invited to join performers from Radical System Art for a dance intensive  to work through a mixed language of martial arts, theatre and dance. Based on the cross-disciplinary influence of artistic director, choreographer and performer Shay Kuebler, this is a not-to-be-missed workshop for aspiring to well-established dancers. Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, are beloved guests of ArtSpring over the many years with their incomparable energy and zest for life, who will be performing, "Glory" on the following evening, May…

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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

SHAY KUEBLER/RADICAL SYSTEM ART: GLORY

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. A company of six bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society. Shay Kuebler and Radical System Art fuse martial arts, theatre and…

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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

UNION DUKE

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  Sweat flies and floorboards tremble - Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaking harmonies with three, four, and even five voices. The songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall, the cool breeze of the park, or ArtSpring Theatre. The performance starts at 7:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/uniondukemusic/videos/vb.105192932887137/1301621033244315/?type=3

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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

GAMELAN ALLIGATOR JOY: VENTRILOQUIAL INVESTIGATIONS

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Traditional Javanese Gamelan music is masterfully reworked into an eclectic and sonically adventurous musical theatre/philosophical spectacle. This is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Vancouver composer, Michael O'Neill (best known for writing avant-garde bagpipe quartets) creates a remarkable performance. It is part multimedia live visuals, part philosophical discourse, part new-music masterpiece with Javanese Gamelan music performed by Gamelan Alligator Joy. Fantastical stage design by Andreas Kahre, along with Sammy Chien’s digital projections and some clever electronic interventions lend extra depth to…

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VICTORIA BAROQUE PLAYERS

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  Victoria Baroque Players with Steven Devine, director and harpsichord present multi-instrument concertos by Bach and his contemporaries. Victoria Baroque Players presents high-quality, high-energy, and engaging performances of music from the baroque and classic periods. Playing on the instruments of the 18th century, the historically-informed ensemble brings audiences closer to the sound world of the period. "...high quality, personal and engaging performances." - Matthew White, Early Music Vancouver. Proudly sponsored by Lyle and Susan Eide. https://www.facebook.com/victoria.baroque/videos/vb.227105100634162/1267906366554025/?type=2&theater

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