LIVE @ the Centre

William Prince, Ballet Edmonton, FLIP Fabrique and more

Flip Fabrique [Photo by Sebastien Durocher]
Flip Fabrique [Photo by Sebastien Durocher]

Dance, music, and circus acts are coming to Confederation Centre of the Arts this month for LIVE @ the Centre. 

On March 16, Ballet Edmonton will present a dynamic performance that blends classical ballet with contemporary movement. The evening’s mixed program includes “Le Quattro” by artistic director Wen Wei Wang, set to Max Richter’s reimagined score of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” and “Only the Window”by Zurich-based choreographer Ihsan Rustem featuring an original score by Canadian composer Davidson Jaconello.  

Celebrated songwriter William Prince returns to the Centre on Monday, March 18. The JUNO Award-winning artist will perform his internationally acclaimed blend of folk, country, and gospel music.

On March 19, Debut Atlantic will present the Amir Amiri Ensemble at The Mack. Inspired by the diversity and fluidity of the many musical influences of Iran, the group creates an engaging and distinctive sound fusing the refinement of traditional Persian folk music with classical pieces.

Catch the retrospective show Travelogue: In the Footsteps of Joni Mitchell on March 20. Mitchell’s career spans half a century, with her music blending folk, pop, and jazz in an original and cohesive way. This show features renditions of her timeless hits, like “River” and “Big Yellow Taxi” while providing insights into Mitchell’s work.

Québecois contemporary circus company FLIP Fabrique will bring their show Blizzard to the Centre on March 28. The performance will take you on a crazy, poetic, and gentle journey in the dead of winter, inviting you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, the show promises to blow away everything in its path.

The two choirs at Confederation Centre of the Arts will perform their final concerts of the season in April. Catch Confederation Singers on April 13 with Lift Every Voice, and Confederation Centre Youth Chorus with Singing Our Stories, on April 27—both at The Mack.