Saturday, July 13, 2013

LAST TFF show of YARN then WindDown Fest with Comedy and Storytelling

Final Toronto Fringe Festival show performance of
YARN
is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Saturday Night, July 13th:

COMEDY/STORYTELLING NIGHT 

WindDown winds up with a night of stand-up that will have you on the edge of your seat... or something.
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Hosted by Paul Hutcheson
With performances by:
Titus Androgynous 
Nile Séguin
Fay Slift

and special guests...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with Amy Thiessen, Saini and Brulee

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Thursday Night, July 11th:

AMY THIESSEN solo
 AND on Friday Night, July 12th:
Songwriter's Circle:
AMY THIESSEN, ANGELA SAINI, MELANIE BRULÉE

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Calgary singer-songwriter Amy Thiessen headlines the WindDown Festival for two nights. Amy is performing a solo concert (July 11), and leading a Songwriter's Circle with Toronto-based singers Angela Saini and Melanie Brulée (July 12).

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      With a resonant voice and a delicate but powerful approach to her acoustic guitar,
an Amy Thiessen performance is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Sarah Harmer or Beth Orton.
A spider weaving together worlds through raw and confessional songs, Thiessen bridges the gap between folk, pop, spiritual, and something uniquely her own.

In 2009 Thiessen released her first EP Tell me and in 2011 her debut album Give up the Fight.

Along with producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Micheal Bernard Fizgerald) Thiessen begins recording her next full length album this fall. The disc showcases Thiessen’s revelations and songwriting in their raw yet refined entirety like Damien Rice’s 9
or Beth Orton's Central Reservation.

Woven within the lyrics are subtle personal revelations gathered on her sequestered journeys. 


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Singing from the womb, Angela Saini picked up the guitar at 14 and started writing songs in between teaching herself Nirvana covers. Playing in pop/rock outfit ”Supernal” that took her across the continent a few times, performing at festivals alongside bands like Evanescence and Sum 41, she garnered enough experience and road cred to move to Canada’s biggest city.

Runner-up for “Best Female Artist” in the 2010 International Acoustic Music Awards for her song Nurse Me Back to Health (Dear Diary), the debut EP ”Cake and Callouses” was released April 2012. Two cross-Canada tours and a Toronto Independent Music Award nomination later, Angela is poised to release Leap, her follow-up EP filled with songs about self-renewal, empowerment, love and life.


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Folk-Cabaret performer Melanie Brulée sounds like Edith Piaf and Eartha Kitt walking down a cobblestone road in Paris in high heels while Stevie Nicks and Serena Ryder ride past on vintage bicycles. Her debut solo release, Sucré/Salé, is a 5-track EP which includes lyrics in French and in English and has been described as “quirky and inventive…with instrumentation that adds Euro flair."  2013 will see two of Melanie’s tracks on the Ladies In Waiting Ladies in Waiting collective compilation album Lovesick.
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with Fringe Artist Open Stage #2

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Wednesday Night, July 10th:

FRINGE ARTIST OPEN STAGE #2


Another night of performers from the 2013 Toronto Fringe 
(plus special guests) 
- with a completely new line-up!

Performers in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival share scenes, talents, tunes and stories - including material you won't see on the Fringe!
PLUS quirky interviews with performers, including unexpected questions drawn from a hat -
the questions having been written by YOU, the audience.
Is there a burning question you've always wanted to ask a performer - ANY performer?
No matter how strange and personal?
From behind the veil of anonymity?
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.

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Fringe performers:

PLUS special guests:
satirical songs by Xave Ruth and clown/juggling by Aji
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  Hosted by Alex Eddington

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with Therevox

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Tuesday Night, July 9th:

THEREVOX (soprano meets theremin) 
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Two of the talents behind last year's Toronto Fringe hit The Enchanted Crackhouse bring us an evening of eclectic music for solo soprano... and soprano with theremin

            HILLARY THOMSON -- theremin
with Martin Loomer (guitar) and Jason Doell (bass) 

Featuring original music by Hillary Thomson and Alex Eddington as well as new arrangements of Délibes, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Nick Cave, and David Bowie...


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Monday, July 8, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with NIghtfall for Fools" (Clown/Mask/Mime)

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Monday Night, July 8th:

 Clown/Mask/Mime: "Nightfall for Fools"

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Join Mildred the Maid as she takes you on a magical journey
of storytelling, dance and speed knitting with her friends.
An evening under the stars with mask, clown and mime artists. 
         
Hosted/curated by Helen Donnelly  as Mildred the Maid 

With: 
Rob Faust (mask)
Stevie Jay (clown)
Sigrid Johnson  (clown)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with "Fringe Artist Open Stage #1"

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Sunday Night, July 7th:

FRINGE ARTIST OPEN STAGE #1  

Performers in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival share scenes, talents, tunes and stories - including material you won't see on the Fringe!
PLUS quirky interviews with performers, including unexpected questions drawn from a hat - the questions having been written by YOU, the audience. 

Is there a burning question you've always wanted to ask a performer - ANY performer?
No matter how strange and personal?
From behind the veil of anonymity?
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.

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Fringe performers:
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WITH surreal physical comedy duo James and Jamesy
from their touring Fringe show
"2 for Tea"
 
PLUS special guest: New York City playwright, theatre performer and podcaster Tom X. Chao
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Hosted by Alex Eddington

Saturday, July 6, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Festival with Puppetry Night

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Saturday Night, July 6th:

PUPPETRY NIGHT

        A casual evening of short acts and scenes by several local puppetry companies, working in a variety of styles, including...
 
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Ben Lee (Tamara Romanchuk)
(photo by Tamara Romanchuk)
Tyler Séguin Helen Juvonen and Bonnie Thomson (Tangled Web Theatre)
-- excerpts from Handle with Care

Ben Lee (The Smiling Pets) -- Little Widow

Studio Babette -- Little Fairy Tales for Little People: "Little Red Riding Hood"

Sing-a-long with Puppet What What
  
 AND a special guest appearance by Buttercup
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Hosted by Tyler Séguin

Friday, July 5, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with Array Session Players

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)

On Friday Night, July 5th:
  
ARRAY SESSION PLAYERS


Four of Toronto's top musical improvisers come together for
a summer evening session on the intimate Majlis stage.


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Barnko Dzinovic - accordion
Michael Lynn - Bass
Pierre Mongeon - trumpet and flugelhorn
Rick Sacks - percussion

Thursday, July 4, 2013

YARN (TFF) then WindDown Fest with a Dance Night - "Moving Words"

The Toronto Fringe Festival show YARN is at 7:30 pm; $10 at the door.
For the following show, delight in:

The WindDown Festival
of intimate, multidisciplinary performance
 @ 9:00pm (doors open at 8:40 pm)
 Tickets for WindDown Fest shows: $10 at the DOOR (cash only)


On Thursday Night, July 4th:

DANCE NIGHT - "Moving Words"
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Performances by:
Marilena Stalteri and Steve Yee - three Tango pieces
Emma Letki - "Garrison Creek"
Lauren Runions and Kate Houston - "Manic Slang"   
Aisha Sasha John with vocalist Tuku - Untitled Improvisation
PLUS performance poetry by Lo Bil
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fringe with YARN and the WindDown Festival.

It is our pleasure to announce the Fringe festival is coming to the Majlis (a.k.a Venue #27)!

The Majlis will play host to YARN - written/performed by Alex Eddington and directed/dramaturged by Tyler Séguin - as well as to the WindDown Festival, a series of intimate performances with different acts.YARN, "a true story (with live music) of standing stones, superstition... and sheep", runs July 4-14, every night at 7:30pm ( a 60 minute performance).

Fringe show YARN is  followed by WindDown Festival shows at 9:00pm (why have one festival when you can have two different ones at the same venue!?!). Each performance - for both YARN and WindDown Festival performances -  is $10 at the door.

For more information see www.alexeddington.com

More details about the WindDown Festival to come in upcoming posts.