By Colin Gallant
TO THE PAIN THAT LINGERS
March 8th to 11th at Theatre Junction GRAND
There are things we like about art that transcend medium. For example intimacy, in its web of relatability, vulnerability and honesty, is a way we feel invited to participate and foster attachment to music, film, literature and even television. Montrealer Virginie Brunelle performs her sweepingly human work To The Pain That Lingers at Theatre Junction early this month and offers an entry point to anyone who thinks of dance works as a niche form.
March 22nd at Bella Concert Hall (MRU)
For over 40 years, with more than 750 pieces written for them, the Kronos Quartet have been one of the most exciting performers of contemporary classical on earth. If we lost you with the “C” word there, please reconsider: film freaks, indie rock introverts, experimentalists are more than welcome at KQ show. This is a neo-classical show for those outside the academic elite.
March 29th to April 1st at Theatre Junction GRAND
Environmental issues, political satire, family dynamics, documentarianism and experimental staging are the mechanics by which The Watershed explores disparate but well-linked themes. What was it Zappa said regarding dancing about architecture? This is a hard one to sum up – not coincidentally its very appeal. Visionary playwright Annabel Soutar brings her investigative work to Theatre Junction this month to look at all the little things that result in major humanitarian consequences.
MENTAL HEALTH FILM FEST FUNDRAISER
April 8th at The Palomino
Ahead of their festival dates in May, the Calgary Mental Health Film Festival is raising funds at early in April. Performances from Night Committee, Tiny Shrine and G Rave Overdose will support the festival’s initiatives to “use art to empower communities and shift perspective on mental health” in the city. $12 isn’t a bad price for a night of hot tunes and making an investment in the health of your community. Stay tuned for those festival dates.