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Green Shack Shows: What's coming up in July

July 9, 2024

Green Shack Shows are back this summer, bringing free daily performances to Green Shacks across the city! With performances happening five days a week – two performances in the morning (11 am) and another two in the afternoon (2:30 pm) – neighbourhoods across Edmonton will be filled with music, theatre, and incredible storytelling. 

During the first week of programming, Dancing Cree shared the rich traditions of Indigenous culture through authentic dance, drumming, and singing, while Sankofa Series: A West African Theatrical Story got kids on their feet, participating in games, stories, music, and dance. 

As we prepare for more fun to come, learn more about some of the fantastic performers we have coming up in July, and don’t forget to visit edmon​tonarts​.ca/​e​vents to find the full schedule.

Tololwa Mollel: With his roots as a theatre actor and dramatist in Edmonton and Tanzania where he grew up, Tololwa is a storyteller and performer of stories for the young and the old. He is also the author of over 20 internationally published books. Among those books are the award-winning works The Orphan Boy, My Rows and Piles of Coins and Big Boy. Since 1990, Tololwa has been spreading his passion for stories, storytelling and story performance across Alberta and Canada.

Bok Brass: Founded in 2014, Bok Brass has taken the Edmonton music scene by storm, performing a wide variety of music from Baroque to The Beatles, Renaissance to Ragtime, and Classical to Contemporary. They have performed dozens of recitals, concerts, events, ceremonies, and educational shows all over the province.

Jest Kidding: Join Delia as she creates fun original fairy tales in the park, starring selected young members of the audience, using the ideas of the children. Watch as a story is crafted before your eyes, with its world première at the end of the show! Do you have a wee one bursting with creative energy? This is the perfect show for anyone with a flair for the dramatic, anyone who reveals in comedy or anyone just looking to see the magic of theatre.

Brianna Lizotte: Brianna Lizotte is a fiddler who grew up in a household where music was abundant, whether it was from home videos or kitchen parties. Apart from performing, Brianna can be found teaching fiddle lessons, Métis history through music and dance workshops, and in studios recording for documentaries, EPs, singles, etc. 

Mythic Quest: Join the Timeless Travellers in The Quest for the Lost Shield! In this interactive theatre experience, four time-travellers meet, each representing a different element (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) and set out on a quest to raise their banners, rediscovering skills the travellers have forgotten. Can you help unite the travellers on their quest?!

The Magic Balloon Show: Step right up and prepare to be mesmerized by Demmi Dupri’s Magical Balloon Show! Get ready for an extravaganza filled with awe-inspiring balloon twisting, daring feats, outlandish inventions, and mind-bending illusions. Audience participation is a must as Demmi Dupri invites you to join in on the laughter and fun. So, grab your seat and get ready to embark on a wild and wacky adventure that will leave you spellbound from start to finish!

Kompany Family Theatre: In A Dragon Safari,” help Kompany return a mystery egg back to its mother! Can you guess what the egg might be? ⁠During this adventure we will meet new friends and some very hungry ones, as we tell jokes, problem solve, story tell, and have a bunch of fun! ⁠

Spandy Andy: Spandy Andy is an inspiring entertainer. He brings high energy and positivity to his family friendly shows while keeping everyone intrigued.

Silly Summer Circus! with Aytahn: Aytahn Ross specializes in the manipulation arts (ex. juggling and balancing), but also mixes in physical comedy, contemporary clowning, and a little magic from time to time. He can be described as a comic gentleman who is known for his elegant silliness, irreverant humour, and quirky circus skills.

Masani St. Rose (Mile Zero Dance): Upon the introduction to dance at the tender age of three, Masani found passion for the West African culture and style, finding every opportunity to take master classes from artists from various regions of Africa including Congo, Uganda, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Zimbabwe. Throughout the years, Masani has worked with various studios and professional groups across Canada. It is her mission to keep the art and culture alive from soul to sole.

Jeannie Vandekerkhove (Mile Zero Dance): Jeannie Vandekerkhove is a contemporary dance artist, choreographer and educator. Over the past 20 years, Jeannie has worked professionally in Montréal, Vancouver and Edmonton, performing nationally and internationally for a variety of renowned choreographers. Often working collaboratively in her own creations, Jeannie continues to develop her work, inspired by the somatic body, gender identity and the human condition in relation to the natural world, as well as built, creative and cultural environments.

Can you believe we have 88 shows in different neighbourhoods, featuring 13 diverse acts in July? Stay tuned to find out who is performing at our August dates, and don’t forget to tag us if you take any photos (@yegarts on Instagram)!