FREE EVENT ~ Our gift to you! Thanks to the generous support of The Department of Canadian Heritage and The Port Theatre Society
In-theatre & Livestream tickets available
The Port Theatre presents…
Chapter Two ~ CULTURE IN MOTION: the universal language of art!
This four-chapter series is created and hosted by Nico Rhodes
When we think of Culture, our own or someone else’s, we often see things as they are today. We imagine a static, eternal version of our ways, seeing things today as though that’s the way they’ve always been, but Culture is always on the move. We aren’t all aware of what preceded our traditions, nor are we prescient of the path they will take in the future, nonetheless, Culture is alive. It is dynamic, vibrant, evolving, shifting; outgrowing old patterns and integrating new ones. It evolves in accordance to its own experience, incorporating features from others it comes into contact with or becoming rigid and resistant to change as it collides with conflicting ideas but either way Culture is in motion and more often than not, the most dynamic growth lies at the intersection of Cultures.
With this in mind, it becomes clear that we are in a remarkable place in both time and space. Here in our community, we have the ability to relate and connect to cultures from all over the world, and even back through time, with languages and art that date back to time immemorial. The question then becomes, how? How do we connect, relate and exchange respectfully and sincerely? What is the medium by which we can offer and receive these gifts? The universal language that allows us this opportunity is Art. With music, dance, language, stories and visuals we are capable of transcending our own limitations and receiving a deeper perspective and understanding of our neighbours and of ourselves.
So let’s be curious about what is moving through our community, join us in our next Chapter as we explore our human language, through music, dance, art and more, on November 27th.
Featuring special guests:
- Ay Lelum – Aunalee & Sophia Good – Indigenous Vocalists & Songwriters
- Kyle Shepard – Beatboxer & Vocal Percussionist
- Malakai – Multi-Instrumentalist & Singer
- Carla Stein – Visual Artist & Spoken Word Poet
- Heshook-ish Tsawalk Dance Group
+ Chapters’ House Band: Nico Rhodes
Guest band member: Patrick Courtin – Keyboards & Clarinet
Al Murray – Drums & Accordion
Brad Shipley – Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
Helena Jung – Cello