Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Handmaid's Tale
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood
Choreography by Lila York l With the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
October 16 - 20
Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, will be brought to life by the RWB dancers.
Artistic Director André Lewis has commissioned a bold adaptation of the dystopian novel.
Acclaimed New York-based choreographer Lila York will preserve the work’s prophetic spirit and human story. Deftly attuned to highlighting the narrative’s dark romanticism, forbidden desires, and domineering regime, York’s dance drama will transport audiences to a society where human rights have been stripped away.
October 16, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Margaret Atwood in conversation and signing MaddAddam.
MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to the internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty internationally acclaimed books.
October 16, 7:00 pm in the Atrium.
50 Canadians Who Changed the World
From Tommy Douglas, Pierre Trudeau, John Kenneth Galbraith, Naomi Klein, Marshall McLuhan, Stephen Lewis and Roméo Dallaire to Glenn Gould, David Suzuki, Mike Lazaridis, Margaret Atwood, Oscar Peterson, Leonard Cohen and thirty-seven others, Ken McGoogan shows us why and how Canadians move in the wider world as agents of change.
Ken McGoogan, author of eleven books, has won the Pierre Berton Award for history. His How the Scots Invented Canada, was a national bestseller. McGoogan writes a column for Canada’s History magazine, serves with the Public Lending Right Commission, teaches online and is a public speaker across the country.
October 17, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Stones - hewn by nature and the hand of man - shelter us, record our grief, provide hope, joy and provide a window into the past.
Dennis Cooley’s latest collection of poetry brings his playfulness and wit to the very foundations of the earth. Cooley, a key figure in Winnipeg’s literary community for over 30 years, has written over a dozen books of poetry and edited numerous anthologies.