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What’s On (Calgary): 2016 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – Sage Theatre

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What’s On (Calgary): 2016 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – Sage Theatre

Ignite! 2016Sage Theatre Extends 12th Annual IGNITE! Festival to Six Days

2016 festival offers exciting multidisciplinary performances by more than 150 artists!

Sage Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists, returning for its 12th year, June 21 to 26. Featuring a host of events and performances – including a Theatre Series, Dance Series, Interdisciplinary Series, and Site-specific Performances, as well as a new Interdisciplinary Series – the 2016 IGNITE! Festival expands to six days, offering a plethora of innovative, multidisciplinary theatre and performing arts. Tickets are $15, with discount passes available. All tickets can be purchased online at sagetheatre.com.

Featuring powerful collaborations with a number of innovative artistic groups in Calgary – including Major Matt Mason’s Wildfire Playwriting Competition, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, Femme Wave Artist Festival, and local improv company The Kinkonauts – the 2016 IGNITE! Festival will also see the launch of IGNITE! Club, transforming the West Village Theatre into an arts-inspired ‘nightclub’ that will showcase roving entertainers and installations; burlesque, poetry, stand-up, and music performances; and more.

“The 2016 IGNITE! Festival is the culmination of all our past years’ work building relationships with fellow performers and companies, and engaging emerging artists and audiences to offer innovative, multidisciplinary theatrical expressions to an eager city,” says Jason Mehmel, Artistic Director for Sage Theatre. “I’m excited for everything this year holds, from our collaborations with past and new friends, to the addition of the Interdisciplinary Series and IGNITE! Club.”

“Calgary is a city full of creativity and expression, whether in our work, hobbies, or entertainment,” says Charles Netto, Festival Director, IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists. “The 2016 IGNITE! Festival has something to entice and engage Calgarians of all ages, interests and experience levels, over six imaginative days.”

The 2016 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists runs June 21 – 26, 2016, at Pumphouse Theatre and West Village Theatre. For ticket purchase and information call (403) 221-3708 or visit sagetheatre.com.

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