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May 2017

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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$20 Adult/Youth

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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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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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

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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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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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

  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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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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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

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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July 2017

Treasure Fair Gala Weekend

July 13 - July 15

  TREASURE FAIR SILENT AUCTION Thurs July 13 to Sat July 15 10:30am – 7:30pm (view 600+ item Catalog now LIVE!) Showcasing a spectacular array of collectibles to household items, handmade designs to essential services all generously donated to support arts & culture on Salt Spring Island. Starting July 13th to 15th, from 10:30am to 7:30pm each day, ArtSpring’s lobby and gallery will be a shoppers heaven where Islanders come to enjoy the bargain shopping extravaganza fundraiser. Expertly curated by a…

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DANIEL LAPP with Adam Dobres and Adrian Doloan

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for a very special Treasure Fair Concert with a musical journey of fiddle, guitar and more featuring the one and only folk fiddler Daniel Lapp, with friends Adam Dobres and Adrian Dolan. Expect an unforgettable show featuring the finest fiddlin' out there. Bring your friends! Regular tickets $25 or Introducing the all-new 5-Pass for this event only! Get 5 adult tickets for only $100 Daniel Lapp is a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, archivist, band leader, sideman, producer, promoter and – no kidding…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.     Adult $20; Youth $5 - or…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FACULTY CONCERT

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.   Adult $20; Youth $5 - or both…

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October 2017

JOSH BEAMISH WORKSHOP

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Josh Beamish will conduct a contemporary dance class focused on principles of ballet-based technique, release work and improvisation exercises. After the warm-up, the class will conclude with the teaching of an excerpt of Beamish's choreographic repertoire. MOVETHECOMPANY performance Oct 5 @7:30 pm Joshua Beamish founded MOVETHECOMPANY in 2005 and his works have since extensively toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Outside of the company, he has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior…

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JOSH BEAMISH PERFORMANCE

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

ArtSpring Presents Josh Beamish Saudade (ensemble) Concerto (solo) 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (post-show talkback) WORKSHOP (choreography)  OCT 4 General Public $20 per person 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (All ages 12+) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee Saudade is a love that remains, a constant desire for a reality unlikely to exist – the love after someone leaves...This year, Josh Beamish offers two performances in one night. Saudade, featuring six male dancers illustrating the human condition of men seeking relationships in today's technological society. A mating…

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JANE COOP

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Jane Coop Piano Giants: Beethoven & Rachmaninov 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and a happy supporter. Elegant, experienced and brilliant - words which describe pianist Jane Coop, who takes her art form to a higher stratum. Renowned for her appealing performance style, she is consistently praised for her capacity to graciously carry the sensitivity and spirit of the music she plays right to her listeners. Jane’s new program Piano Giants: Beethoven & Rachmaninov presents…

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THE FRETLESS

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents The Fretless 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Victoria Olchowecki This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. Winners of the 2012 Instrumental Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, The Fretless walked away with both Ensemble of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year. The Fretless is…

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LUANNE KATZ & PAULA KIFFNER

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Luanne Katz: marimba, percussion & Paula Kiffner on cello Play Like a Girl 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission) proudly sponsored by Kate Merry Featuring marimba, cello, vibraphone, multiple percussion and voice, in "Play Like a Girl” Luanne Katz explores, embraces, and celebrates all the images this phrase conjures. And she intends to explode a few stereotypes along the way. Katz has graced many stages with her dynamic and energetic style, combining classical performance with forward-looking collaborations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrlNFs3d6c

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Celebration of the Arts 2017

October 27 - October 28
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  ArtSpring is excited to announce the second annual Celebration of the Arts, taking place on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The Celebration, which corresponds with the opening of ArtSpring’s 2017-2018 performance season, honours ArtSpring’s role as a hub for all art forms on Salt Spring Island, not just the performing arts. Be inspired by outstanding artists of Salt Spring Island Gallery Exhibition Free FRI OCT 27 5:00 - 7:30 pm SAT OCT 28 10:00 am –4:30 pm Artists' Mashup Performance Free   SAT OCT 28 5:30 to 7:00 pm Children’s Interactive Activities Free SAT OCT…

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November 2017

BALLET VICTORIA Dracula

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Ballet Victoria Dracula 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee   Professional Development Opportunity Ballet Victoria Open Rehearsal  Nov 10 open to local dance students Company class 12:00 to 1:30pm Run through 2:00 to 4:00 pm “Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make.” This is your chance to see the vampire that started it all: DRACULA! Prepare to be seduced by the eerily evocative ballet that will…

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Death Cafe

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The international phenomenon, Death Cafe, returns to ArtSpring for another year – people gather to have tea and talk about death. Saturdays, 2 pm Nov 18, Jan 27, Feb 24, & Apr 14

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21 WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD LAST LONGER

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Runaway Moon Theatre 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission | post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Victoria Olchowecki "The humanness of the puppets... the subtlety and intimacy of the relationships... the radiant meaning behind the story... the caring and deep listening of the performers... what a fulfilling and life reviving experience."  Rachel Wyatt Hopeful and heartwarming, five puppeteers expertly maneuver 30 puppets and 10 characters. Tantalizing the audience's imagination, the puppets…

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