Linamar for the Performing Arts

A performing arts program of River Run Centre for children in grades 1 through 8.

Dedicated to building wisdom and understanding of life's broadness and diversity through exposure to the performing arts.

Linamar - Fung Chiu Duo The Fung Chiu Duo
Grades 7 & 8
October 29 to 31, 2013

One piano + four hands = limitless musical possibilities. Janelle Fung and Philip Chiu are a young, modern musical team, who wow audiences with their classical repertoire, interpretations of Broadway scores, and performances of works by emerging composers. Formed under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales Canada, The Fung Chiu Duo is one of this country's most sought after piano duos.
Linamar - Stephanie Cadman Trio Stephanie Cadman Trio
Grades 3 & 4
November 26 to 28, 2013

Stephanie Cadman is a Celtic triple threat: a gifted fiddler, worldchampion tap dancer, and respected vocalist. Performances by her trio (Jake Charron on Guitar and piano, and Charles James on bass) are a celebration of her Canadian Celtic roots, featuring the Ottawa Valleystyle of traditional music and dance. Audiences around the world have been captivated by the trio's joyful and uplifting performances.
Linamar - Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mermaid Theatre
Grades 1 & 2

December 3 to 5, 2013

Generations of children have fallen in love with the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This show brings this beloved book -- along with others by author and illustrator Eric Carle, including Little Cloud and The Mixedup Chameleon -- to life with larger-than-life puppets and the magic of black light. The voice of legendary Canadian actor and narrator Gordon Pinsent captures Carle's rich visuals.
Linamar - A World to Shake A World to Shake
Ballet Jörgen Canada
Grades 3 & 4

January 14 to 16, 2014

This new Canadian story from Ballet Jörgen invites audiences to join Esme, on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, as she journeys into the enchanted world that exists inside of her special snow globe. This charming tale of discovery is told through vibrant choreography. A captivating musical score, dreamlike sets and dramatic lighting design draw you into this magical children's world.
Linamar - BAM BAM Percussion
Grades 1 & 2

February 4 to 6, 2014

BAM practices the art of comedic drumming. This dynamic trio defies notions of what is possible in the realm of percussion. The drummers use infectious beats, animated movement, and a language all their own to tell hilarious and entertaining stories that people from all cultures, ages and walks of life can understand and enjoy.
Linamar - Abrams Brothers The Abrams Brothers
Grades 5 & 6

February 11 to 13, 2014

Fourth generation musicians the Abrams Brothers have been touring for over ten years. They are the youngest Canadians to ever perform on stage at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Their sound, often described as "new grass", blends traditional blue grass music with rock, country and folk-rock influences. They incorporate vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, percussion, violin and bass into their high-energy concerts.
Linamar - One Noble Journey One Noble Journey
Grades 7 & 8

February 18 to 20, 2014

Henry "Box" Brown, an African American, was born into slavery in Virginia in 1816. After his family was torn apart at the hands of its masters, Henry devised a plan to escape to freedom by sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to Philadelphia. Playwright and actor Mike Wiley brings audience members on stage to participate as he vividly shares the story of Brown's perilous, somber, heroic, and at times humorous journey north to freedom.
Linamar - Rubberbandance Emperical Quotient

Grades 5 & 6
March 25 to 27, 2014

RUBBERBANDance Group is known for its creative risk taking and innovative choreography. This Canadian dance troupe melds technical expertise and dance prowess with youth-inspired movements like hip-hop. The result is a hybrid of physical expression, marrying discipline and tradition, with the sensibility of the street. Students will enjoy their latest work, titled 'empirical quotient'.

For reservations and more information, contact:
School Program Reservation Co-ordinator
(519) 837-5662 ext 2291

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