50 years of PTE
On Nov. 24, the Prairie Theatre Exchange will celebrate half a century of theatrical excellence. To commemorate the milestone, PTE will host three days of programming to reunite former leaders, staff, board members and supporting artists. Visit pte.mb.ca for more details and to view the 2022/23 season brochure.
A lyrical Cinderella story
The Manitoba Opera’s La Cenerentola presents Italian composer Rossini’s operatic take on Cinderella. Conducted by Tyrone Paterson, the opera will feature Italian lyrics accompanied by English projections. Reserve tickets for Friday’s finale at bit.ly/3Ahe9AO.
Hearing Trees album release show
Two years of preparation and contemplation produced Small Talk, Hearing Tree’s latest release. The Winnipeg poetry rock band will celebrate the album at an intimate concert at The Park Theatre on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.). Grab tickets at bit.ly/3GgqMA3.
Final call: Transmissions exhibition
This week is the last chance to check out the Transmissions exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Guest-curated by Mariana Muñoz Gomez, the show explores the idea of embodied knowledge and how it pertains to human expression and everyday life. Visit wag.ca/event/transmissions for more information.
Horizon Choir, a local ensemble connected to Prairie Voices, will launch its 2022/23 season with a spacey twist. The choir’s first show, Confluence, on Nov. 19 will mark the Canadian premiere of a composition about Katherine Johnson, NASA’s first female African-American research mathematician featured in the film Hidden Figures. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit prairievoices.ca/events.
Cinematic Somatics workshop
Berlin-based choreographer and visual artist Melanie Jame Wolf will join Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Blinkers on Saturday, Nov. 26 for an afternoon cinematic somatics workshop. Wolf and participants will explore performance art and the choreographic potential of the moving image. The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Synonym Art Consultation (211 Pacific Ave.). Purchase tickets at bit.ly/3O6IRlX.
Published in Volume 77, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 17, 2022)