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Shane Koyczan – Performing Arts Trail
March 28, 2023 @ 7:30 pm–9:30 pm PDT
There seems no shortage of adjectives to describe a show by spoken word poet, writer and performer Shane Koyczan. Moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, or inspirational. Take your pick. Here is a writer that takes you on a tour of your own feelings in a way that leaves you grasping for your own heart just to make sure it’s still in your chest. His work has become a staple in schools for both its impact and reach. Shane curates a kind of art gallery that displays sculptures of the human experience each time he speaks. Lauded for his sold-out live performances Koyczan has carved out his own artistic path and taken his work beyond the conventional. Shane may be best known for performing his poem, “We Are More,” during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5-q6S8qJMQLearn more at his website https://www.shanekoyczan.com/home. 120 minutes including 20 minute intermission. Individual Adult Ticket: $35. PLUS: • the bargain price of $10 for anyone under 30 years old • 2 for 1 for hospital / medical employees for all Performing Arts Trail shows. • New attendees 2 for 1: Bring someone who hasn’t been to the theatre before and get 2 for 1 for all Performing Arts Trail shows. New patron must not already be in our database and must join our email list. All tickets are assigned seating. All tickets available online at thebailey.ca, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Upcoming shows in the Performing Arts Trail series include: Sansei: The Storyteller and Yamabiko Taiko Drummers (double bill) : Tuesday April 18 2023 – Sansei: The Storyteller uses dance, theatre, and humour to tell the story of one of Canada’s darkest decisions and how the rampant racism of past generations affected the Japanese community today. The Yamabiko Taiko drummers will close out the evening with their high energy performance on Japanese Taiko-style drums. Huu Bac Quintet: Tuesday May 2, 2023 – Huu Bac Quach and his quintet, based in Montreal, skillfully combine his Vietnamese and Chinese heritages with North-American jazz music. His beautiful compositions feature the dan bau (single chord Vietnamese instrument), the erhu (Chinese fiddle), the quena (Peruvian flute) and the guitar. The Performing Arts Trail series is sponsored by Teck Trail Operations, Pharmasave Trail and Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd. With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Touring Council and Tourism South Kootenay. This series is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.