Winter Celebrations 2022: December 30
Celebrate the holiday season with us! Between December 21-31, the first floor of Anvil Centre will come alive with the Winter World lantern labyrinth and performances. Winter World visits are free and include community performances and activities. The event mainstage also features ticketed events that offer something for everyone with plenty for families and art lovers alike. Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at one of our FREE community performances.
The Winter World Labyrinth is open from 10 am-6pm
Schedule of performances for December 30
Uzume Taiko at 2:00 pm
Uzume Taiko celebrates the rhythm of life itself with its uniquely theatrical blend of music and movement. Using a diverse collection of percussive and melodic instruments as well as taiko drums, Uzume Taiko has developed a dynamic fusion of old and new styles of drumming – bringing a vibrant, contemporary sensibility to an ancient art. With the choreographed physicality of martial arts, the heart-stopping pulse of the O-Daiko and the rhythmic sensitivity of a jazz ensemble, the drummers of Uzume Taiko create an exhilarating sensual experience.
Ceilidh featuring Blackthorn at 7:30pm
A Ceilidh is a social event at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling and this Winter Celebrations tradition once again features Blackthorn! This event will also include a dance lesson for all led by dance caller Alison Moen!
Blackthorn features four talented musicians, three of whom share lead vocals, bringing a refreshing diversity of character to the group’s polished sound and all four contribute a mastery of a colourful variety of instruments. The results of their collective musical backgrounds, skills and experience are witnessed in the high-calibre, entertaining performances they consistently deliver to audiences of all ages.
Blackthorn’s extensive repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. Their repertoire has expanded to include creative original compositions that reflect the influences of these traditions. From lively jigs and reels to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, they bring the music to life with their luscious harmonies and complex instrumentation.