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Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is coming to Medicine Hat for one show on December 6, 2008 at the Medicine Hat Arena.

There have been over 100,000 people who have viewed the show since it started up a little over 12 years ago. The performance depicts stories of Irish folklore by means of dance and includes 40 dancers, under the insightful artistic direction of Michael Flatley. The performance includes 21 scenes, costumes, set design, music and over 150, 000 taps every show.

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The show will be at 8PM on December 6, 2008 at the Medicine Hat Arena. Admission is $45 to $65 with a 10% discount to groups over 15 people.

Medicine Hat Arena
155 Ash Avenue Southeast.

The Esplanade is hosting two David Hoffos installations entitled “Catastrophe” and “Another City”. David Hoffos is a prolific Lethbridge-based artist or “video/installation artist” if you prefer. The official name of the show is called “Disaster & Desire” and also features “Bedroom Window” which was created by Art 30 class students from McCoy High School. David Hoffos had an artist residency at the school  from October 1th4 to October 24th and worked with the students to demonstrate all the techniques, ideas, and everything that goes into making a full environment art piece.

David Hoffos - Disaster & Desire

David Hoffos - Disaster & Desire at the Esplanade

The reception took place on October 24th, 7 PM and featured a live performance of “womandflutter” by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks from Calgary. Unfortunately this was a one-time showing and if you weren’t there, you will not get to see it – well at least not at the Esplanade. It was composed by Amon Tobin, choreographed by Kimberly Copper and featured some projected elements by David Hoffos. Overall the performance was very hypnotic at times and the movements of the dancers and projections of the dancers fit very well with the chaotic jungle-esque experimental beat music in the background. There was even a bonus track at the end.

David Hoffos, Another City, installation detail

David Hoffos, Another City, installation detail - Photography via the Esplanade website

The installations are up from October 15th to November 30th, 2008; however “Bedroom Window” has only been set up since October 24th. More on David Hoffos after the jump.

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