Jan 20

As I mentioned in my last column, one of my favourite parts of January is One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo – actually, without it, I’m not sure how I would react to January at all. I love the shows the company present each year, and the 31st annual edition has been absolutely spectacular thus far. The good news is that there is much more to come, as the festival goes right through to February 2, 2017.

Once again I’ve had a blast photographing at the shows, and my highlight thus far has definitely been catching the opening of the festival with Songs of Resilience, and then of course meeting and photographing the incredible musicians of the Queer Songbook Orchestra.

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Jan 19

On Sunday February 12th, 2017, Prostate Cancer Canada will be hosting the Step Up Challenge in downtown Calgary. Participants will get the chance to climb 5 of the tallest towers in the city, while raising money and awareness for cancer research. All proceeds raised at the Step Up Challenge Calgary will be supporting the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

But don’t do this vertical hurl alone; teams of five will be challenged to climb 5,000 feet while raising a minimum of $5,000. Register today and throw down the gauntlet as you challenge your colleagues to stair-climb to the top!

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Jan 17

Calgary Cinematheque is Calgary’s leading champion of art cinema, classic film retrospectives, and alternative movie-making voices from across the globe. In the remainder of our tenth season, we are proudly showcasing six of the finest films from German master filmmaker Wim Wenders, and celebrating four of the most acclaimed foreign titles topping the charts of international critics’ 2016 must-see lists. Every one of these rarities is not to be missed. These treasures are brought in exclusively for one-night only screenings for Calgary filmgoers to cherish and collectively experience together in the dark of one of our prized art houses: The Globe Cinema.

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Jan 16

PORTRAITS IN MOTION AT THEATRE JUNCTION GRAND – January 18th – 21st, 2017

Portraits in Motion is presented by Theatre Junction and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre as part of the 31st annual High Performance Rodeo

Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of flip books and a fearless traveller. Since 2003 he has walked over 3,500km throughout Germany, inviting people to visit his travelling Flipbook “thumb cinema” exhibition, and creating flipbook portraits of some of the people he meets along the way.

In Portraits In Motion, Gerling shows the audience a selection of his favourite flipbook portraits by holding each one under a video camera, projecting the moving images on to a large screen as he flips through their pages. The images come to life as he shares the heart-warming and moving stories behind each encounter.

Tickets and show information can be found here.

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Jan 13

It takes a brave and fearless man to dedicate himself to a journey – especially one that required a walk of over 3,500 km throughout Germany. Since 2003, Volker Gerling has not only walked, but invited people to visit his trailing flip book “thumb cinema” exhibition, while creating portrait flip books of some of the people he has met throughout his extensive journey.

In Portraits In Motion Gerling shows the audience a selection of his favourite portraits by holding each flip book under a video camera, and by projecting the moving images onto a large screen behind him. The images come to life as he shares the moving stories behind each of these unique encounters.

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Jan 13

A new year means new and exciting events/exhibits at the Glenbow Museum! If you’ve never been to the Glenbow Museum before, now is the perfect time to do it. The Glenbow offers interesting exhibits and fun events all year round.

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Jan 11

High Performance Rodeo is back for 2017! Running January 5th – February 2nd 2017, you’re bound to find a show that catches your eye.

Never heard of High Performance Rodeo? The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that animates the city in January with an array of live performances from around the world. Featuring theatre, music, dance, and multidisciplinary art, ‘The Rodeo’ is a showcase of the best in contemporary performance.

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Jan 09

6 GUITARS AT HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO – Begins January 9, 2017

6 Styles – 6 Characters – 1 Performer.

In January, Lunchbox Theatre partners with the High Performance Rodeo to present the award-winning 6 Guitars. Written and performed by Chase Padgett, 6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. In a virtuosic performance, Chase Padgett becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style. Each of the characters (ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man) share their journey with music, from discovery to mastery, through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.

Information on the showtimes, and ticket purchases can be found here.

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Jan 06

Thanks to One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, I actually really enjoy the month of January. What could otherwise be a very cold and not super exciting month, the company sprinkles a whole lot of cool artists, warmth and action into the lives of Calgarians willing to brave the snow to be introduced to some incredible artists and shows. And of course, present me with the opportunity to street style throughout their super awesome festival!

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