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February 22, 2013

Prince Achmed with Julia Ryckman l TRUST w/ ERAAS & Kindest Cuts l Winnipeg Folk Festival: A Night of Original Music, Emma Cloney

February 28, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Featuring a live score by Julia Ryckman and friends
Special Event Pricing: $10 (member), $12 (non-member)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a German animated fairytale film from 1926. 
Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince soars headlong into a series of wondrous adventures.

It is the oldest surviving animated feature film, and features a silhouette animation technique Lotte Reiniger had invented.  It involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. It is similar to Wayang shadow puppets, though hers were animated frame by frame, not manipulated in live action. 
The original prints featured color tinting. Several famous avant-garde animators worked on this film: Walter Ruttmann, Berthold Bartosch, and Carl Koch.

Julia Ryckman is a classically trained opera singer and piano player and is presently front-woman of post-punk rockers This Hisses, solo project Slattern, and experimental duo Triunfo Do Gato. She calls her new score “chamber punk", with one foot in the technical, demanding world of Opera and the other in the dirty punk rock bars of Winnipeg.

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The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
February 28, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $13 Advance | $18 Door
At the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader
and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store.


Toronto goth-pop/darkwave music act, Trust is the alter ego of Toronto artist Robert Alfons. Formed in 2009 along with collaborator Maya Postepski (of Austra & Tasseomancy), Trust released its first singles, "Candy Walls" and "Bulbform," in 2011 before signing with Arts & Crafts for the 2012 release of debut full length, TRST.

ERAAS (from Brooklyn) and Winnipeg electronic act Kindest Cuts will support the show. 

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Winnipeg Folk Festival and Manitoba Independent Songwriters Circle present

February 28
The Folk Exchange
$2 for non-performers
Doors 7:00, circle starts 7:30 pm

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March 2
Tickets $10 in advance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store; $12 at the door
Doors 7:15 PM, show 8:00 PM


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