The Naked Ballerina: A three week series of dance and music!
Two shows per night throughout. All shows start at 8:00pm. $20 /$15 students/seniors/un(der)waged.
Naked Ballerina: Sarah Murphy-Dyson: Every night throughout this impromptu run! “Discover the darkness behind the curtain, as the former Royal Winnipeg Ballet first soloist & Gemini Award winner brings you backstage into her world of blood, sweat and secrets. Illusions of perfection onstage and off are shattered as she seeks the courage to expose her truth to herself and the world.” Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine “…a heartbreaking performance in this almost autobiographical story of a dancer coming to terms with the pain of being perfect. Murphy-Dyson’s script was compelling stuff and her stunning performance rocked The Pearl Company nightly.” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator. What more is there to say? The two quotes above say it all. This fabulously compelling story is an audience favourite and was named one of the top shows of 2015.
Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars: September 23 / October 7: Making peace with a bumpy past, singer/songwriter and actor, Berger is following his dream of inspiring others to see their interconnectedness and remember that no matter what they go through they are not alone. “I think music is a way of life…. It colours and shapes the experiences of my life every day. I believe music has the power to open doors into the heart of the universe and that my songs are prayers for peace and understanding.” Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars are: Aaron, James Gizzie, Johnny Albers, Matthew James, Nathaniel Goold, T.J. Rogers,…and you! Aaron’s music is available to listen to and download here: www.aaronberger.bandcamp.com Link to music video for ‘Seeing You in Colours': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R41Cz3mWO7U Link to video introducing personal story and this project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYQY_8JyEic
Murphy-Dyson/Santucci: Pas de Deux: September 24, 30. October 1, 8. An exceptional blend of choreography and improvisation from two major talents in their fields. Gary Santucci plays his original compositions for solo guitar; Sarah Murphy-Dyson dances. Sarah is known for both her dancing and acting chops! Gary Santucci (Flamenco, Classical & Jazz Guitar Artist) has become a consummate musician whose repertoire spans numerous genres. Among his awards is Best Classical Musician 1982 [Hamilton Wentworth Council of the Arts], The City of Hamilton Arts Award for Music 2004, and together with Barbara Milne, The City of Hamilton Arts Award 2008 for Lifetime Achievement. Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKBk4LxbRU