Edmonton: Apr. 27 & 28
Shumka presents Ancestors & Elders
Two cultures. Different legacies. New connections.
Shumka presents Ancestors & Elders…exploring the power of tradition and truth. In a world premiere production featuring a cast of Shumka Dancers and multidisciplinary Indigenous artists, we share a story of the first Ukrainian newcomers to Canada, exploring the shared values and respected differences between these hopeful settlers and the First Nations people they encounter in a new land.
Edmonton: Jun. 19 - Jul. 15
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents Comedy of Errors & Hamlet
This year the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is proud to present Comedy of Errors and Hamlet!
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is produced annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Created in 1989 by The Free Will Players, this festival began with a truly cooperative, pass-the-hat spirit with the mandate to produce the works of William Shakespeare. The impetus for founding the festival was to satisfy the community need and theatre artists’ desire for a professional outdoor Shakespeare Theatre experience in Edmonton.
Edmonton: June 25
TD EIJF presents Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy is a collective, of sorts, with 9-12 members on tour. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival will run June 22 to July 1, 2018.