NORTH BATTLEFORD- The Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts has announced its winter and spring 2022 schedule.
They have announced seven shows taking place at the venue from January to June, 2022. The information on tickets can be found at the Dekker Centre website at https://www.dekkercentre.com.
The shows are as follows:
Motus O- The Prisoner of Tehran - Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., $30 plus GST.
Prisoner of Tehran, based on the book of the same name, is a collaboration between Iranian born writer/speaker Marina Nemat and MOTUS O. This performance piece is a synthesis of theatre, video and storytelling that swims in a landscape of movement brushing the themes of oppression, persecution, survival and most of all hope.
After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Marina was arrested at the age of 16 and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Marina's book Prisoner of Tehran has been published in 28 other countries and is an international best seller.
Tebey- Shotgun Rider Tour - Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., $47 plus GST.
Nashville resident and Ontario native, Tebey, is a platinum-selling artist, award-winning producer and accomplished songwriter with six number-one songs in his repertoire of hits. Notable pop artists to have recorded his songs include One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Pixie Lott, Cher and FLO RIDA and his work is also found in the country genre. Justin Moore, Big and Rich, Jimmy Rankin, Emerson Drive and many others have all released Tebey-penned tunes.
iskwē - March 4, 7:30 p.m., $30 plus GST.
She is, among many other things, a Juno award winning artist, a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. Her message is impactful when delivered from the stage, where it’s not uncommon for people to leave in entranced contemplation or even in tears. Her music merges with dance, multimedia and more in a completely engulfing and cathartic experience, meant to bring people together and celebrate that which unites over that which divides us. Sponsored by North West College.
Blue Moon Marquee - March 12, 7:30 p.m., $25 plus GST.
Blue Moon Marquee currently makes their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal and Jasmine Colette (a.k.a. “Badlands Jass”) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.
Bromance - May 1, 7:30 p.m., $37 plus GST.
BROMANCE is a show with relationships at its heart, where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Audacious, touching exhilarating and with a great soundtrack, this is a tour-de-force of cutting-edge physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its limits.
Barely Methodical Troupe is an experimental acrobatic circus company. Fusing Hand-to-Hand and Cyr wheel with parkour, b-boying, tricking and contemporary dance giving a fresh perspective on the material they create.
One Man Star Wars - May 10, 7:30 p.m., $25 plus GST.
Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic, and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy.
Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy® has been performed for more than a million Star Wars fans from London's West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai and the Sydney Opera House. The result of Charles Ross's 'misspent' youth is the creation of his hilarious One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy show, where Ross single-handedly plays all the characters with spot-on voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots of the three films into one hilarious production.
Suitable for Star Wars fans from ages 6 to Yoda. Sponsored by Discovery Co-op.
Prairie Debut Presents: The Uchilda-Hoekman Duo - June 5, 2 p.m., $30 plus GST.
Celebrate the versatility and warmth of classical strings with an intimate concert by two principal string players of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Concertmaster Robert Uchida has been applauded for his “ravishing sound, eloquence and hypnotic intensity” by Strings Magazine, while Rafael Hoekman is lauded as a "rock star of the cello.” Sponsored by Battlefords Denture Care.