The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

Archive for January, 2010

Art Gallery Opening “The Streets of Hamilton”: Jan 22

Opening January 22: The Streets of Hamilton: 7:00 pm start time. Featuring Sylvia Simpson, Gord Leverton, Rod Paget, Rob SylviaPiggotBuilding.jpgLaffier, John Stirling and Eric Ranveau…. Hamilton as you have never seen it before! The gritty made beautiful.  The beautiful made riveting (and sometimes gritty…).  Our Hamilton.

Banned From Heaven: Starting at 9:00: In conjunction with “The Streets of Hamilton”.  Playing together since the Sixties (in various incarnations), their style of music is somewhere between Blues, Punk Zydeco, or Jug Rock. It’s lots of fun and a wild ride. $5 donation at the door

“What Next?” Festival events at The Pearl, Jan 23 & 24

The Hamilton Philharmonic: What Next? Festival has some events at The Pearl:
Saturday, January 23, 10:00 pm: Late Night Electroacoustic: A show unlike any you’ve seen, with music by Steve Reich, the premiere of a new work by Sergio Barroso, and grooves by American laptop virtuoso/DJ/composer Jeremy Flower.
Sunday, January 24, 1:00 pm: Music and the Mind: Panel Discussion: As science probes deeper into the secrets of the human mind, it has become clear that music plays a central role in our intellectual and emotional development. Groundbreaking studies at McMaster University have provided surprising insights into how we respond to harmony, melody, and dissonance.
Sunday January 24 3:00pm. Canada in the World: Chamber Concert. Music by Ravi Shankar, Elma Miller, Paula Matthusen, Scott Good, and a horn trio by Gary Kulesha commissioned for James Sommerville.
See for ticket information and more events.

“Carmen…?” dance/theatre, Jan 8, 9, 15, 16, 2010

CarmenQuestion004c.jpgCarmen…?: Playing January 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 2010 at 8:00. Tickets $15. A tragic-comedy dance theatre presentation based on Bizet’s Carmen.  Sergiy Shvydkyy, an internationally renowned avant-garde dancer, mime-actor, choreographer, and leading figure in contemporary performance arts in the Ukraine brings his unique choreographic vision, to The Pearl Company. He does this with a fresh imagining of the famous story of love and betrayal, Carmen, unique in both its dance style and its interpretation of the tale. Emanuela Dussin, a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, brings the fire and beauty of flamenco to the stage. And then, of course, Gary Santucci has found himself willingly drawn into Shvydkyy‘s world where the musician not only performs the music but is a character within the production.  Not the same old Carmen! Time has changed her, you will love her more than ever? Reserve your seat! Call 905-524-0606. (more…)

Art Bus: Jan 8, 2010

Introducing the Lincoln Alexander Centre Art Bus! As of January, the new Lincoln Alexander Centre, a 350-seat theatre at The Hamilton Plaza Hotel will lend its name and some serious support to the bus not to mention cross-pollination between our two theatres. I am delighted to have the help and if the bus has to be something other than Barbara’s Bus, what better name to share than Lincoln Alexander’s!Art_Bus.gif
January 1: No bus on the first Friday of this month.
January 8: The plan is to take in the action on Ottawa Street (Earls Court Gallery, Under the Moon), the James North Art Crawl (many, many galleries and events!) and the Tiger Group Studio Gallery (five artists in one large studio/gallery)  (more…)

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