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May 2018

The True Cost of Coal

May 8 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Part visual art installation, part spoken word storytelling, The True Cost of Coal examines the cost of coal-powered electricity, while celebrating stories of struggle from communities in the Appalachian mountains. A collaboration between the Beehive Design Collective and hip hop duo Test Their Logik, this event features large scale murals and stinging rhymes that will resonate loudly in Nova Scotia. The True Cost of Coal graphic uses mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia as a lens through which to understand…

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iWitness

May 9 | 7:00 pm7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $10
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

“…a bold mover!” (Lisa Traiger, Washington Post)   Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the deeply moving, multi-layered work- iWitness. “I Pledge” explores simple truths in human behaviors and implied truths in human documents. “Render & Proceed” investigates the convolution of media and its impact on the human spirit. “Come Change” considers the past and present for a hopeful tomorrow.   Collaborators include: Dwayne Hess (video), Cecylia Barcyzk (cello), Daniel Jose Older (sound design, text), Jodi Ozimek (costume)…

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Standing With Water

May 9 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Standing with Water is a tribute to two bodies of water on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean – the Songor Lagoon in Ada, Ghana, and the Shubenacadie River here in Nova Scotia. This suite of dance pieces brings the two bodies of water and the issues that surround them into dialogue, exploring questions of ancestral relationship, responsibility, teachings, and the sacred. The pieces are a tribute to water itself, and to those who work so hard to protect it.…

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iWitness

May 10 | 7:00 pm7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $10
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

“…a bold mover!” (Lisa Traiger, Washington Post)   Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the deeply moving, multi-layered work- iWitness. “I Pledge” explores simple truths in human behaviors and implied truths in human documents. “Render & Proceed” investigates the convolution of media and its impact on the human spirit. “Come Change” considers the past and present for a hopeful tomorrow.   Collaborators include: Dwayne Hess (video), Cecylia Barcyzk (cello), Daniel Jose Older (sound design, text), Jodi Ozimek (costume)…

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Standing With Water

May 10 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Standing with Water is a tribute to two bodies of water on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean – the Songor Lagoon in Ada, Ghana, and the Shubenacadie River here in Nova Scotia. This suite of dance pieces brings the two bodies of water and the issues that surround them into dialogue, exploring questions of ancestral relationship, responsibility, teachings, and the sacred. The pieces are a tribute to water itself, and to those who work so hard to protect it.…

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iWitness

May 11 | 7:00 pm7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $10
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

“…a bold mover!” (Lisa Traiger, Washington Post)   Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance contemplates acts of humanity in the deeply moving, multi-layered work- iWitness. “I Pledge” explores simple truths in human behaviors and implied truths in human documents. “Render & Proceed” investigates the convolution of media and its impact on the human spirit. “Come Change” considers the past and present for a hopeful tomorrow.   Collaborators include: Dwayne Hess (video), Cecylia Barcyzk (cello), Daniel Jose Older (sound design, text), Jodi Ozimek (costume)…

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Standing With Water

May 11 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 11, 2018

| $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Standing with Water is a tribute to two bodies of water on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean – the Songor Lagoon in Ada, Ghana, and the Shubenacadie River here in Nova Scotia. This suite of dance pieces brings the two bodies of water and the issues that surround them into dialogue, exploring questions of ancestral relationship, responsibility, teachings, and the sacred. The pieces are a tribute to water itself, and to those who work so hard to protect it.…

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Hip Hop vs. Capitalism

May 12 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

This festival mic drop closes our 2018 program through a night of beats and rhymes that speak truth to capitalist power.   Test Their Logik Using hip-hop to inspire political action and to deliver potent messages of social and environmental justice, TEST THEIR LOGIK has developed a following amongst activists and hip-hop heads alike. For 9 years they've toured this planet, supporting social movements and freedom fighters at the frontlines of struggles against the tyranny and violence of the powerful,…

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The NS Federation of Labour presents Si Khan

May 18 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm | Free
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

An Evening with Si Kahn International Songwriter | Activist | Organizer Si Kahn has worked for over 45 years in both the USA and Canada as a civil rights, labour and community organizer and musician. Stay for a reception at 8:00pm where you can meet Si! The theatre will fill up fast and there are no tickets to this event, come early and let’s fill the place! NS Federation of Labour | 902.454.6735 info@nslabour.ca Presented in partnership with the Mayworks…

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October 2018

2019 Call For Submissions

October 1

Be a Part of the 2019 Festival Help us Celebrate our 10th anniversary! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply. Submissions need not be directly focused on work, labour or unions. Mayworks   Halifax programs works of art that adress broad themes of social and environmental justice. Any submissions that adress issues of inequality and  injustice, or give…

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