October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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First Flight

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre in association with Theatre du Poulet (Canning, NS)

2021-07-24 12:00 2021-07-24 13:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: First Flight

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/28879

A beautiful moment of joy and release - a bird’s first flight - will be recreated through larger-than-life puppetry in a stunning outdoor setting. Created by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre and Theatre du Poulet in collaboration with community members in rural Nova Scotia, this performance, taking place at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, represents a community’s hope for the future and re-emergence into the realm of collective...

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Saturday, July 24, 2021
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A beautiful moment of joy and release - a bird’s first flight - will be recreated through larger-than-life puppetry in a stunning outdoor setting. Created by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre and Theatre du Poulet in collaboration with community members in rural Nova Scotia, this performance, taking place at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, represents a community’s hope for the future and re-emergence into the realm of collective experience.  

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre would like to acknowledge our gratitude to be in Sipekne'katik, one of the seven regions of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Director / Artistic Director, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre: Ken Schwartz

Producer: Chris O'Neill

Puppet Design and Construction, Theatre du Poulet: Roland Au, Carmen Lee

Technical Support and Construction Consultation: John Thomson

Construction Team: Lyn Estuye, Zeus Optional

Engineering Consultant, Epiphany Engineering: Azra Ross

Puppetry Consultant, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Jim Morrow

Puppeteers: Roland Au, Birgit Elssner, Grace Gauthier, Franciska Kouwenhoven, Ken Leslie, Linda Meian, Max Miller, Nathalie Murray, Logan Robins, Malachy Schwartz, Christopher Snook, Molhem Tahina, Jonny Thompson, John Thomson, Gina Thornhill

Community Drum Leader: Sobaz Benjamin

Mi'kmaq Drummers and Singers: Eastern Eagle

Speaker: Trevor Gould

Volunteer Drummers: David Clark, Sara Hartland Rowe, Rebecca Kalpachiev, Zach Kalpachiev, Mélanie LeBlanc, Essance MacKinnon, Robin Munro, Anika Riopel, Jackie Woodworth

Photographers: John Davie and Stoo Metz

Videography: threesixfive

Logistics Volunteer: Tallis Clark

ROSS CREEK STAFF
Executive Director: Chris O'Neill

Director of Development and Admin: Jennifer Manuel

Environmental Programming and Property Management: Jamie MacLean

House Preparateur and Chef: Carol Fellowes

Marketing and Communications: Logan Robins

Information Technology: Nathalie Murray

Visitor Services: Malachy Schwartz

Accounts and Admin Intern: Reagan Scott

Camp Cook: Kayla LeBlanc

Gardeners: Leif Henrichs and Bria Stark

Kitchen and Community Garden: Kelly Butler and Jennifer Walford

Arts Programs and Education: Ian Funke-McKay

Camp Co-Directors: Molly Anderson and Camille Denney-Harris

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The live performances took place in various regions of the country and respected health and safety guidelines in each location. Following the live performances, the NAC will share videos from each performance on its website and social media channels.

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