Believe it or not, the ATB Financial Arts Barns used to be a service garage for Edmonton Transit. Now, it is a creative hub for local artists, featuring three theatres, two studios, and even a shop for building sets!
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Nerd Nite #40: Love in the time of Nerdity
Nerd Night Edmonton
February 20, 2018
Love is in the air, and we nerds can smell it. But rather than do what’s expected — the box of chocolates and flowers — we’re coming together to learn about love. The line up for #40 includes:
Where do Babies Come From? by Scott & Maura Armstrong
Making babies isn’t always fun. Hear stories about the science behind conception outside of the body.
The Neural Bases of Sexual Pleasure by Melike Schalomon
Sexual pleasure has inspired poetry and artwork for millennia. Learn how sex and neuroanatomy collide to create those incredible sensations.
The Art of Being (almost) Naked by Violette Coquette
What is burlesque? When did it start, and why is it having a resurgence? Come put an end to your questions.
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Blood of our Soil
Pyretic Productions and St. John's Institute in association with Punctuate! Theatre and Theatre of the New Heart
February 28 - March 9, 2018
After generations of conflict, a new crisis opens old wounds.
A unique creative production depicting the struggles of the Ukrainian people against the atrocities of Stalin, to the horrors of Hitler, while drawing disturbing parallels to the current Putin regime.A personal and emotional performance experience, Blood of Our Soil integrates dramatic storytelling, live Ukrainian folk music, a fusion of Ukrainian and contemporary dance, and a projection design that paints a landscape of both beauty and terror.
Inspired by the actual experiences of the playwright’s Ukrainian grandparents in WWII, and the true accounts of people in the heart of the conflict zone of Eastern Ukraine, where members of Pyretic Productions travelled to research the script in October 2017. Blood of Our Soil gives voice to the voiceless people whose lives have been changed forever by Ukraine’s frozen conflict. Russian aggression has killed more than 10,000 people, and displaced millions.
An emotionally evocative and interactive Lobby Installation created by a team of artists will be on display throughout the run of the production. There will be several talkbacks with members of the creative team, and a pre-show panel discussion will take place Friday, March 2. The panelists participating will include MP Linda Duncan and a veteran of the war in Eastern Ukraine, Dmytro Lavrenchuk. He served in the Luhansk Battallion in 2014, and was wounded in battle.Buy Tickets