New storytime activities with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library
The Canadian Tire Kidstage Series opens for its six season with boo! Just in time for Hallowe’en, Sursaut Dance Theatre presents boo! on Sunday, October 20 at 2:30pm at the Grand Theatre. boo! explores a series of dance, mime, clown and circus vignettes that brings forth wonder and smiles in a world where the poetry of the body is at the forefront. This quirky, family-friendly show stirs up giggles with its curious characters, articulate movement and playful partnering.
New this year is a Canadian Tire Kidstage partnership with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Kimberly Sutherland-Mills of KFPL explains, “The library has made it priority to engage with the community, taking our services outside our walls. We are delighted to work in partnership with the City, providing story-based workshops that will enhance the children’s performances at the Grand Theatre this season.”
In addition to our regular pre-show activities in the Whig Walk at the Grand, library staff will delve into the art of storytelling in preparation for this unique performance. Inspired by oral tales shared by the librarian, including The Turnip by Leo Tolstoy, participants will explore ways to tell stories and express emotion using movement, facial expressions and music. This storytelling activity is free at 1:30pm, but registration is required due to limited seating at http://kingstongrand.ca/learning-event/kidstage-workshop-boo. Families can also apply for a library card on site, and the mobile lending library will be checking out books for children to take home.
Tickets for boo! on October 20 at the Grand Theatre start at $7.50 for children plus applicable fees and taxes at 218 Princess St., at 613-530-2050 or through kingstongrand.ca. The Grand Theatre would like to thank Canadian Tire Kingston Stores as the Kidstage Series sponsor, CKWS FM as the media sponsor and Kingston Public Frontenac Library as the Kidstage Workshop partner. The school performance of boo! takes place on Monday, October 21 and is supported by Education Underwriter CIBC Children’s Foundation.
Founded in 1985 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Sursaut Dance Company is devoted to the creation, production and dissemination of dance shows for young and family audiences. The company’s productions are presented from coast to coast in Canada as well as outside the country. Sursaut’s joyful and touching creation will thrill spectators young and old alike.