Spark fest ignites at Belfry

The Belfry Threatre is kicking off Spark Festival — 16-days that feature more than 50 performances and events.

The Belfry Threatre is kicking off Spark Festival — 16-days that feature more than 50 performances and events, including a free all-ages dance party.

The annual festival showcases new plays and ideas from some of Canada’s finest performing artists and companies. Local artists are also commissioned to create and perform short new pieces.

Highlights of this year’s festival include Nicolas Billon’s 2013 Governor General’s award-winning play, Iceland; Huff, Clint Cardinal’s powerful tale of life on the reserve; the world premier of 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer — a thinking person’s puppet play from Runaway Moon Theatre; The Gay Heritage Project, written and performed by Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir; and Betroffenheit, from Vancouver’s Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, presented in partnership with Dance Victoria at the Royal Theatre.

There will also be a fresh round of free miniplays from local artists and the aforementioned Hootenanny featuring Brooke Maxwell & the Neighbourhood Hootenanny Time Machine Band.

Most of the festival is free. Tickets for Iceland, Huff, The Gay Heritage Project and 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer are $27.

Call 250-385-6815 or visit tickets.belfry.bc.ca.

 

 

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