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FUNDRAISER – Fall Connections

Wed Nov 16th, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The Port Theatre presents an evening of theatre, dance, and music! Join Master of Ceremonies Joëlle Rabu for a celebration of the Arts with Nanaimo’s premiere professional performing arts companies:
The evening starts with The Ties That Bind, presented by TheatreOne: A story about choices, when we’re happy with them, and when we’re not. Martha recounts how choices she has made in the past ten, twenty, thirty years have gotten her to where she is today. They were good choices at the time, but what about now? Do those choices still fit the life she wants to create now?
“Follow Martha and laugh alongside intimate truths and pause of her heartfelt sharing, something we can all relate to.”
Director: Brianna Hamilton
Playwright: Yvette Menard (last season’s participant in TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices program)
Emerging Voices is a selection each year of three plays that are new works from playwrights around Canada. TheatreOne has been hoping for some time to have the ability to take Emerging Voices playwrights and their works to the next professional level. This opportunity with the Port Theatre is exactly that.
Crimson Coast Dance

A Song of Years” (2022) is a poem in motion acknowledging the cycle of life. It evokes the unwrapping of our past to reveal our presence in the present moment. It offers a metaphor of the aging body dancing as it is now, letting go of what once was, sharing a lifetime of embodied memories. Through explorations of functional movement, the use of balance to create visual beauty and performative tension, and his commitment to sharing tangible and intangible archives, Tedd Robinson invested the creative process with a unique sensitivity that weaves itself into the choreography. Our collaboration on this work with Tedd was completed just before his untimely death. We know he would wish for you to experience your own story with this work, drawn from the poetic metaphor of your own life.

25 years is something to celebrate! Since 1998, CRIMSON COAST DANCE has produced dance events throughout the year as part of our Mainstage season, Inclusive Dance Classes, Body Talk Teen Program for Indigenous and non-indigenous youth, our Residency program and the InFrinGinG Dance Festival. We present the work of local, provincial, national and international artists and ensure that the community gets to enjoy classes and workshops while they are here. We view diversity as our greatest asset and we’d love to collaborate with you. Make your move by getting in touch: crimsoncoastdance.org

Vancouver Island Symphony
The evening concludes with musicians from the Vancouver Island Symphony under the leadership of Concertmaster Calvin Dyck sharing some of their favourite music including the familiar Prelude from Bloch’s Concerto Grosso, Gabriel’s Oboe by the Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, the famous Libertango by Argentine composer Piazzolla.
“You won’t want to miss out on the audience sing-along with tunes from ABBA!”


Master of Ceremonies, Joëlle Rabu is a two-time Jessie Award winner, JUNO nominee and recipient of Nanaimo’s Cultural Ambassador award; BC Touring Artist of the Year award; Artiste Francophone de l’Ouest, and most recently the Lieutenant Governor’s Queen’s 70th Jubilee Arts and Music Award.
Proceeds of the show will go to supporting TheatreOne, Crimson Coast Dance, and the Vancouver Island Symphony! Fall Connections is produced and presented by The Port Theatre Society in partnership with the three professional performing arts companies. This performance has been made possible with the support of the Government of Canada.

All seats $25.00
Students with valid ID – $20.00
Port Theatre Member pre-sale starts Saturday, October 15 at 12pm.
Public sale starts Wednesday, October 19 at 11am.



Wed Nov 16th, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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