Friday, January 29, 2010
Pop. Jazz. Roots. And more. Be part of the crowd at the CBC radio and television recording of eight great Alberta Bands over two great nights of music. Come early, grab a drink, meet friends then sit back and enjoy the party including performances by Steve Pineo, Bomba, The Dudes, Asani, Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band, Karla Anderson, Tim Hus and Colleen Brown. Tickets $15 online starting Feb. 10 at theatrejunction.com
This month's winner of a Theatre Junction GRAND Art Prize is:
Greg Angevine, President and CEO of Cube Lease
Greg has won 2 tickets to the Opening Night performance of William Yang's China on Tuesday February 9th!
Next time you're at Theatre Junction GRAND for a show or dining at Velvet, don't forget to drop off your business card in our front foyer to be entered to win more great Art Prizes from Theatre Junction GRAND.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
From the land down under to sacred Chinese mountaintops, searching for meaning in your Motherland to getting lost in the harsh loneliness of the Australian bush - Welcome to Theatre Junction GRAND this February!
Theatre/Visual Arts/Dance/Music like you've never experienced before.
See them both as part of a "CHINAUSTRALIA TICKET PACK"
$75 regular, $40 students. Phone 403.205.2922 x1 to purchase.
Theatre Junction GRAND welcomes Australia's Splintergroup to Calgary with their unbelieveable production of 'roadkill' (running Feb.17-20). As part of our ongoing 09.10 Masterclass series, Gavin Webber of Splintergroup will be teaching a workshop on contemporary dance in The Studio at Theatre Junction GRAND on Saturday, February 20th from 1pm-4pm.
Choreographer and performer Gavin Webber has been working professionally in dance theatre for over ten years. After completing his degree at the Centre For the Performing Arts in Adelaide, Australia, he joined Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre with whom he danced for 6 years, touring through Australia, Scandinavia, Europe, Israel and North America. After moving to Europe he studied with Maguy Marin in Lyon before joining the company Ultima Vez in Brussels. He continues to work extensively in both Europe and Australia, teaching and performing in his own work as well as for Wim Vandekybus.
During his time in Calgary, Gavin will bring a masterclass of contemporary technique which includes a technical class dealing with floorwork and release, and then will move on to ways to build choreography through the exploration of the themes of a work using his distinctive brand of aggressively physical dance and the company's work with roadkill as a reference. Gavin will be assisted by company members Grayson Millwood and Gabrielle Nankivell.
This class is open to the professional community and senior dance students.
To apply: Please send a brief letter of interest to Erin Jenkins, Education Coordinator for Theatre Junction GRAND, stating in less that 400 words, your dance background and your interest in attending this Masterclass. Enrollment is limited. Individuals selected for participation will be contacted by Tuesday, February 16.
Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in person at our Box Office between the hours of 11am-6pm Monday-Friday.
Lieutenant Governor’s Message
As the Queen’s representative in Alberta, it gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to William Yang’s China. As Calgary’s Chinatown’s celebrates its’ 100th Anniversary, it is fitting to have this presentation shown. Mr. Yang uses his talents as a story-teller and photographer to provide us with a unique glimpse of Chinese culture.
I am proud of my Chinese heritage and look for opportunities to learn more about the rich and diverse land, people, culture and traditions which embody China. Canada’s strength is built upon our willingness to embrace the best aspects of all the world’s cultures. Chinese immigrants to Canada have had a strong influence in the fine arts, in many fields of science, in government, the media and even gardening. Presentations such us this help to build bridges between cultures. Thank you to Theatre Junction GRAND for bringing this production to Calgary.
Please accept my very best wishes for the future.
Norman L. Kwong, CM AOE
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Monday, January 25, 2010
In response to the recent tragedies facing Haiti, Theatre Junction GRAND is contributing $1 from every ticket sold to its presentation of William Yang's China to the Calgary Emergency Relief Fund in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross.
Being a non-profit society limits our financial ability to do more during this tumultuous time for the nation of Haiti, but our long-standing partner, First Calgary Savings, has offered to match Theatre Junction GRAND's ticket sale donation to help increase our support.
We truly admire and thank First Calgary Savings for their contribution and for their continuous support of Theatre Junction GRAND. We encourage each and every one of you to do your part in helping Haiti during this time.
Click Here for more information on the Calgary Emergency Relief Fund.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Theatre Junction GRAND is pleased to present William Yang’s China running February 9-13, 2010. As part of our ongoing 09/10 Masterclass Workshop Series, William Yang will be giving a workshop to the arts community on his unique blend of story-telling and photography.
William Yang began his career as a playwright based in Sydney, Australia. In 1974 he embarked on a career as a freelance photographer. In 1989, Yang began performing monologues alongside projections of his photographs, integrating his skills as a writer and visual artist. This unique performance style won Yang international acclaim and he has since become one of Australia’s most toured performance artists. In 1993 he was awarded International Photographer of the Year at the Higashigawa-cho International Photographic Festival.
This Masterclass is open to performers, writers, visual artists, and anyone interested in learning more about William Yang’s process. Participants will be asked to bring a minimum of two photographs, one which depicts their grandparents’ generation and one which depicts contemporary life, along with a short family story that accompanies the photograph. Two or three participants will then be chosen during the course of the workshop to develop their photographs and stories into a performance.
When: Saturday, February 13th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Where: The Studio at Theatre Junction GRAND, 608 1st Street SW, Calgary.
To apply: Please send a brief letter of interest to Erin Jenkins, Education Coordinator for Theatre Junction GRAND, stating in less than 400 words, your performance or visual arts background and your interest in attending this Masterclass. Enrollment is limited. Individuals selected for participation will be contacted by Tuesday, February 9th, 2010.
Submissions can be sent to email@example.com or dropped off in person to our Box Office between 11am-6pm Monday-Friday.