We are SO excited to announce our special kick off evening of the Afterglow Art Festival in Bridgewater at the new Pijinuiskaq park on King Street. SQUID a percussion group from Halifax will come to entertain the crowd from 8:00 - 9:00pm. SQUID transforms traditional Bagpipe and Drum Band entertainment into a multi-sensory rush of excitement, featuring high energy bagpipes, electronic and world music, and visually stunning percussion!
Art Happening Bridgewater will also be there throughout the evening offering creative art activities for people young and old that will help illuminate the following evening-our full length program of events.
We are doubly excited for you to see the program - it's shaping up to be the biggest festival yet!
Check back here on the blog for teaser snapshots on what to expect!
Featuring the artwork of two NASCD graduates, Monica Sugg & Susan Whidden. Each artist is strongly inspired by nature and animals and often incorporate this theme into their work. Collectively the two artists decided to showcase their paintings representing their diverse range of style. This pop-up gallery is definitely not one to miss - come and take a walk on the wide side!
There is something vital about living by and connecting with moving water. The King's Court Gazebo is a perfect spot for an Afterglow Nia debut! Nia is a movement practice that blends moves from dance, martial arts and healing arts. Bringing conscious awareness to sensation is the goal, and feeling the joy of movement is the result!
This summer, Nia on the South Shore has enjoyed four lovely evenings of Nia in the gazebo at Shipyard's Landing. Moving in the open air is such a wonderful way to connect to the natural world...so it will add a layer of intrigue to do Nia after dark!
The Nia demo is an opportunity for everybody - all ages, all abilities, all levels of fitness - to experience some mindful movement with wonderful music. All of the songs for this time are somehow connected to the water. Take me to the river!
To learn more about Nia on the South Shore, you can go here.
To get a peek, watch the video below. Thanks to Picnic Studios for creating such a wonderful little film.
Jerika Clara will be showcasing her watercolour painting at Afterglow. Watercolour art ranging from dreamy to intense water scene to also delicately painted tribal feathers. You'll even have an opportunity to stop by and dabble in your own watercolour creation.
Spiralynn and Something Els are part of Cirque Inverta, a performance troupe in Halifax. With many years of performance under their collective belts, you are sure to be wowed by their aerial artistry.
Spiralynn got her start breakdancing and has since moved onto many different disciplines. Her style is based off her crazy strength and flexibility; you will not believe her physics-defying tricks!
Something Els has performed for most of her life in theatre, dance, and now circus. Her disciplines are aerials and contortion. You have never seen anyone bend and fold quite like Something Els!Cirque Inverta is an acrobatic and aerial theatre company based out of Halifax NS. Members have performed on Broadway, won national and world championships, and have over 20 years of experience performing for many different venues. Offering unique and captivating performances, they add a 'wow factor' to any event.