ARTS Events

Since 2010, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has been reaching out to local arts groups interested in hosting special events in our Small Craft Gallery as part of our Fall and Spring Arts series (originally named Flagship Events).  Being a rich and diverse local cultural community, we are excited to be a possible venue for music, dance, performance, visual  or other cultural artists.

In partnership, artists agree to have their event as part of our Fall into the Arts/Spring into the Arts series as co-presenter.  It’s also requested there be a discount to our membership.

2019 Fall Into the Arts

Flamenco en Rouge, September 27th for Culture Days 2019, 7:30 pm

Just back from exciting performances in Ottawa and Victoria, Flamenco en Rouge is ready to deliver its fiery flamenco passion to its hometown Halifax audience at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Flamenco en Rouge will perform in the beautiful Small Craft Gallery. The seven member troupe will deliver a range of passionate, dramatic and lyrical flamenco styles in solo and ensemble dancing, and in virtuosic instrumental and vocal forms. Celebrate Culture Days 2019 in Halifax and purchase your tickets at Ticket Halifax

2019 Spring into the Arts

ABOUT THE SHOW

Rings Through Water is an interdisciplinary creation between three artists, two Indigenous and one Settler. Through choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, powerful text and theatrical presentation they will tell three short stories. These short stories will speak for water, lift up the voices of its protectors, and amplify the voices of the missing and murdered Indigenous women who have met their end in it. 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble ( http://www.xara.ca/) is based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax and regularly tours across Canada as well as internationally. Their shows are a feast for the senses, featuring choral singing, movement, lighting, costumes, and more. 

Sarain Carson Fox is an internationally recognized contemporary Anishinaabe dancer, choreographer, activist, and educator. She is the host of Viceland's RISE and APTN's Future History. 

Deantha Edmunds is Canada's first and only Inuk soprano and classical recording artists. Also a poet and song-writer, her second album is forthcoming in 2019. 

Christina Murray is artistic director of Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble and head of choral studies at Dalhousie University. She approaches her conducting practice through the voice and is known for her innovative programming and her visionary commitment to decolonizing the choral art form. 

 

 

 

     

Contra Dance

Folk dancing with a little more pep in its step! Contra dancing is related to Square Dancing but uses different patterns that appeal to all skill levels and energize the room. Put on in partnership with Halifax Contra Dances -- www.halifaxcontra.ca

Devour! The Sea Fundraiser

Our third year with Devour! The Film and Food Fest for Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. Devour! The Sea is a special museum evening featuring local food and films; a feast for the senses in our historical setting!

Aeolian Singers – Atlantic Blue

Exploring songs of the sea – the tragedies, triumphs and power of the ocean.

2018 Fall into the Arts

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song

Join singer-songwriter David Newland for an evening exploring the mythical Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic.

Camino Flamenco by Flamenco en Rouge

A dramatic multimedia production on the theme of the journey. Passionate and virtuosic flamenco music and dance are framed by projections of Spanish art and textiles.

Forecasting the Canadian Wind

A national collaborative project between 5 wind quintets, 5 composers and 5 cities.

Oluseye, Nocturne Anchor Artist

Oluseye is a Toronto-based visual artist from Lagos, Nigeria, who explores themes of identity, spirituality, value and existentialism.  Presented as part of Nocturne: Art at night.

Water Colours – Songs of Water and the Sea

An intimate exploration of the imagery and poetry of Water and the Sea through the multi vocal genres of Contemporary, Jazz, Music Theatre, Opera, Lieder and Art Song.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble ( http://www.xara.ca/) is based in K'jipuktuk/Halifax and regularly tours across Canada as well as internationally. Their shows are a feast for the senses, featuring choral singing, movement, lighting, costumes, and more. 

Sarain Carson Fox is an internationally recognized contemporary Anishinaabe dancer, choreographer, activist, and educator. She is the host of Viceland's RISE and APTN's Future History. 

Deantha Edmunds is Canada's first and only Inuk soprano and classical recording artists. Also a poet and song-writer, her second album is forthcoming in 2019. 

Christina Murray is artistic director of Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble and head of choral studies at Dalhousie University. She approaches her conducting practice through the voice and is known for her innovative programming and her visionary commitment to decolonizing the choral art form.