Staff Picks

This Ontario Culture Days 2020 has been different in a lot of ways. One unexpected bonus has been a rich catalogue of online experiences from across the province. Here are some of our staff favourites.

The National Ballet of Canada’s World Apart

Videographer Karolina Kuras captures the beauty of dance in unlikely places in World Apart, a new video featuring dancers of The National Ballet of Canada. Enjoy this look into how our artists are expressing their creativity and sharing the joy of movement.

 

Be swept away by drummer and singer Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, presented by VibeArts

Hand drumming and stunning vocals from Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone on this Episode of VIBE Makers. This series features artist-made content sharing skills, performance, and energy with creative minds around the web. Spread the word with #VIBEMakers.

 

Enjoy London Symphonia from the comfort of your own home

London Symphonia and conductor Matthias Maute explore the musical friendship between Haydn and Mozart. Joseph Haydn was awestruck by the genius and unbridled energy of his young protégé.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart deeply respected the boundless creativity of his elder mentor.  The deep musical bond they formed influenced the symphonies and string quartets on this program.

 

Brockville Culture Days’ How to Prepare the Perfect Devonshire Cream Tea by Paul Goodyear

Owner of Brockville’s Cosies Tea Room, Paul Goodyear, along with wife Alison, shares his secret to preparing the perfect Devonshire Cream Tea — the service rather than the beverage. Bonus: Learn how to make the perfect scone!

 

Lecture: 1918 Pandemic in St. Catharines

Kathleen Powell examines the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic in St. Catharines and Canada and the impact of pandemics on public health in Canada. This lecture is part of an online series presented by St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre during our own present day pandemic!

 

Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives from the Canadian Opera Company

In this series of quick-bite videos, young people (ages 7-12) can try their hands at all the art forms that make up opera. Led by the COC’s acclaimed teaching artists, topics range from singing and composing to movement and design.

 

Project Nishin – Fringe North International Theatre Fesrtival

Project Nishin is creating a space for connection and sharing of ideas among Indigenous creatives during a global health pandemic. Connection, community and StoryTelling are the heart of theatre creation.

 

COMING SOON

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