DEBRA BROWN - The CREATIVE PROCESS THROUGH MY OWN EYES

DEBRA BROWN - The CREATIVE PROCESS THROUGH MY OWN EYES

Artist Speaker Series - main lobby
Date: Wed Apr 18 8:00 PM
Pricing Info:

$25.00

 


World renowned for her unique choreographies blending acrobatics and dance. With Cirque du Soleil she choreographed many shows including Saltimbanco, Mystère and “O”. Through working with artists (including Céline Dion,  Madonna &  Luciano Pavarotti) in performances, film and TV she has earned many awards including an Emmy!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION SERIES

An up close and personal encounter with 3 of Canada’s distinguished artists.  Each night will include them telling the story of their careers with the use of video, still photos, readings and/or an interview segment with host, Cameron Smillie.  Each night will feature an extra element such as sharing a personal memento or a musical surprise. And, each evening will offer a chance for a question period - all in an informal setting in the main lobby of the Sanderson Centre. Meet these stars up close. 

 

Cameron wears many hats with over 25 years experience in both the corporate world and in the performing arts world. In 1993 he co-founded the company – Live at the Hippo Pool Events Inc. with his partner Carolynn for the purposes of presenting performing arts across southwestern Ontario. Hippo Pool Events has the distinction of having presented more of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen engagements than any other presenter, over 30 at last count. In addition, Live at the Hippo Pool Events expanded its mandate to provide consulting services across Canada to a range of clients including the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Elora Community Theatre; Ballet Jorgen Canada, Brampton Arts Council, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and Ballet Kelowna. Cameron has held corporate marketing positions with companies as varied as the Eastern Ontario Travel Association, Cadillac Fairview and Ascolectric limited. Cameron holds a B.A.Sc. in Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph. In addition he is consulting with a roster of performing artists, theatres and arts organizations on an ongoing basis providing expertise and coaching. This includes the following current positions: Executive Producer for Tompkinsville (Go Fly A Kyte Productions) and Business Manager for Jake’s Gift (Juno Productions) He has received a total of 5 nominations from BC Touring and CAPACOA as Agent/Manager of the Year, winning in 2015 in BC. Also in 2015 he was host of the Ontario Contact conference in London Ontario, winning the bid in 2013. In 2016 he conducted 2 webinars through Ontario Presents on the subject of Sponsorship. His volunteer roles include 5 years on the Board of CCI (now Ontario Presents) ending in 2014 and 25 years on the Management Board of the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Ontario, ending in 2014 when the Board was dissolved by the City of Brantford. Cameron holds current membership with Theatre Ontario, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, Ontario Presents, CAPACOA, BCTC and Arts Consultants Canada. 


 

RIK EMMETT ROCKS ON

Artist Speaker Series - main lobby Wed Jan 24 8:00 PM

Rik Emmett’s journey in music is explored. Starting as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph from 1975 to 1988. Five gold & platinum decades in the music biz have provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Junos Hall of Fame, with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way.  


Pricing Info:

$25.00

 

The Fugitives

Sat Jan 27 8:00 PM

The Fugitives is a Vancouver-based indie folk collective who have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards. Their last record, "Everything Will Happen" was nominated for Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Known for a distinct modern folk sound with an emphasis on harmony and storytelling, their live shows have brought them to twelve countries, including opening tours for Buffy Sainte-Marie and Dan Bern, and a slot at the UK's biggest music festival, Glastonbury. Their latest record is "The Promise of Strangers".   

Pricing Info:

$25.00 

Gord Bamford

Special guest AARON GOODVIN Wed Jan 31 8:00 PM

Australian-born & Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award.  His distinctive sound and songwriting ability defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists.


Pricing Info:

$45.00/$38.00

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