APA & RADARTS Announce Canada 150 Performance Series

Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) & RADARTS Announce Canada 150 Performance Series


Canada 150 Performance Series

(Charlottetown, PE) – The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA), in partnership with RADARTS, and with support from Canadian Heritage, are thrilled to present the “Canada 150 Performance Series”.  This year, Canada celebreate the 150th anniversary of confederation, a pivotal milestone for our country. In order to help commemorate this milestone, 20 artists, from all disciplines of the performing arts, will tour through Atlantic Canada over the next year bringing their experiences, stories and inspiration about the country and being Canadian.

“I am pleased to see the Atlantic Presenters Association taking an important role to help promote the themes of Canada 150 through song and art. Their vision reflects the Canada 150 priorities of inclusion and diversity, increasing understating between indigenous and non-indigenous communities, and engaging youth. This series is one of many activities taking place this year to remind Canadians where we’ve come from – and to get them thinking about where we’re going” says Sean Casey, MP for Charlottetown and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Heritage.

The Canada 150 performance series offers shows in both official languages and will see nationally and internationally recognized artists touring through out the region from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL to Caraquet, NB.

“People in our region may never have had the opportunity to experience these incredible shows in their own backyard without the Canada 150 Performance Series” says Angela Campbell, President of APA. “The partnership between APA and RADARTS under this project has opened a gateway into Atlantic Canada allowing our collective members to bring artists from all over the country into their communities so that they can share their stories, songs and their art as we all celebrate our nation’s rich history and diverse cultures.”

APA and RADARTS are excited to announce the 20 artists who will be touring through the Atlantic region. This illustrious group includes Grammy, Polaris and Juno award winners, representing each region of Canada. The following artists will be touring Atlantic Canada between April 2017 and March 2018: Buffy Sainte Marie; Susan Aglukark; Corb Lund; Alex Cuba; Lennie Gallant; Co. Julie Danse; Dave Gunning, JP Cormier & James Keelaghan; William Prince & Digging Routes; Docudance; H’Sao; Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; Le Trio BBQ; Les Hay Babies; Norman Foote; Old Man Luedecke & Breabach; Shauit; Soldiers of Song and The Swinging Belles.

Information on tour dates and locations can be found at the APA website: atlanticpreaenters.ca.

RADARTS and its members are very happy to be part of this Canada 150 performance Series project with APA members” says Jacinthe Comeau, Executive Director of RADARTS. “This partnership will give access to all communities of the Atlantic provinces to a culturally rich artistic programming to celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary.”

Atlantic Presenters Association and RADARTS gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Government of Canada for this project.

Please visit www.atlanticpresenters.ca for full details.

About APA
The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the regional arts presenter’s organization for the four Atlantic Provinces. It is a leader in the presentation of the performing arts and promotes the development of performing arts touring in the Atlantic region. The APA’s mission is to enable our members to enhance, promote, and facilitate diverse, quality live performances, and to provide an exchange of best practices and ideas.

Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène(RADARTS) is the francophone Atlantic presenters network that counts more than 40 members located in the four Atlantic provinces. RADARTS works mainly at the presentation and touring of the performing arts. It also promotes professional Acadian and francophone performing artists in the Atlantic provinces. The « FrancoFête en Acadie» is our annual contact event and will take place in Dieppe, NB, from November 1st to the 5th, 2017.

APA Media Contact
Kate Gracey-Stewart
Atlantic Presenters Association

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