The Summer in the Park festival will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on August 5th and 6th when Motus Dance Theatre will perform From Fair & Wide, O Canada. It’s a 15 minute long theatre work combining spoken word, dance, music and song. The company’s newest creation will reveal how fairs and festivals began in Canada and the significant impact they have made throughout our country over the centuries.
From Fair & Wide, O Canada is written by Johnny Wideman with choreography by Motus O’s artistic directors James Croker, Cynthia Croker and Jack Langenhuizen. Performers include Laura Day-Sobolev, Petra Blenkhorne, Cynthia Croker, James Croker and Jack Langenhuizen. The recent winner of the British Columbia Touring Award and the Canadian East Coast Touring Award, Motus Dance Theatre, has toured extensively throughout Australia, England, the U.S. and Canada.
Summer in the Park Committee Member, Derek Shogren says they are excited to help to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a show that should entertain audiences of all ages. Shogren says the best part is that it’s completely free to the public, no wristbands required.