Town Ward: Public Energy Show includes wearable technology

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Public Energy Performing Arts is excited to open its 29th season with Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic, an international multimedia dance program.

Combining digital projections, live performance and wearable technology, Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic features a twirling dervish and a flamenco dancer who intertwine as they tell a story about landscape, earth, love and life. The Soundrop, the wearable technology used by the performers, amplifies and emphasizes movements and gestures.

The program was created by Hedy Hurban, a UK-based electronic music composer, choreographer and costume designer who developed the soundrop. Hurban is joined by her partner, filmmaker and production designer Kaz Rahman, originally from Peterborough but now based in the UK

In person performances are at 7:30pm on Fridays and 1pm on Saturdays at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St. Saturday’s show will also be live streamed simultaneously and will be available for a week after the performance.

After each show there is a question and answer period with the artists. Tickets cost starting at $5 and are available at tickets.markethall.org.

Please visit publicenergy.ca for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

Tiny Houses

Peterborough Action for Tiny Homes (PATH) recently unveiled its first Tiny Home – a sleeping pod with a lockable door for the homeless.

For those unable to attend the launch event, the model sleeper cabin will be on the road in Peterborough. Community members are invited to view the cabin and ask questions of volunteers, including those who were or are currently homeless.

The booth will be on display at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, 411 Reid St. through Saturday; at the Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St, September 10-17; and at the Purple Onion Festival in Millennium Park on September 25th. PATH aims to host 15 people this winter, with the ultimate vision of a 50-strong community. Visit the PATH Facebook page for more information.

Zitacuaro Summit

Monarch Ultra is hosting the Zitacuaro Summit on Saturday from 6pm to 9pm at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. This free community event is an opportunity to learn how the community of Zitacuaro Mexico, located in the foothills of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, protects monarch butterflies and how the monarch butterfly influences indigenous Zitacuaro culture, including clothing, music, and traditions.

Delegates from Mexico, including the President of Zitacuaro, Juan Antonio Ixtlahuac, and Ministers of Tourism and Ecology will be present. Please visit themonarchultra.com for more information and a registration link.

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