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Tuesday, February 25, 2025 at 7:30 PM PST

× TDAC's Performing Arts Trail Series presents

Girovago's

Barka

Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Single tickets are $40. Under 30 years is $20.

6-show pass $168 or Pick Your Own season by becoming a Patron Member for $25 and get 20% off Trail Arts Council presentations and other benefits. Renew or buy a Membership between May 1st and May 17th, then Patron Members have presale access to our Performing Arts Trail Series from May 20th to May 31st. Public Sale of Series starts June 1st.

Show Length: 75 minutes - no intermission.

All tickets available online, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

The Trail & District Arts Council presents BARKA by Girovago, on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 pm, as part of the Performing Arts Trail series in The Bailey Theatre. A daring mix of circus, live music and dance, this is a show full of delirious energy and a richness of sound, visual and sensory experiences.

The show features 11 artists from Montreal in a celebration of life, where original music by Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra fuses Afro-Colombian percussion with Balkan melodies, dance and circus, including Cyr wheel, contortions, balance, juggling and uni-cycle.

Using the boat as a metaphor for humanity, the show explores how we must work together, no matter our differences, to reach our dreams, in a festive chaos that calls for hope.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/6Ap0OstxDeE

Please note that the performance in The Bailey Theatre will not include the Chinese pole or aerials.

"No matter where we come from, lonely, dreamy or passionate individuals... In this boat there is room for everyone... " Ricard Soler Mallol

…everything is a cause for celebration in this exciting show, whose watchword is fusion.” La Presse, Montreal

“Barka is a multidisciplinary show mixing dance, circus art and musical performances that fuse the effervescent sound of gypsy brass bands with Afro-Colombian percussion.” Ici Radio-Canada

GIROVAGO is known for the creation and direction of Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra (GKO) as well as the film FAIT VIVIR, the song and video EL GRITO, and is based in Gaspé, Montreal.

Created with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and La Tohu, as well as the support in the research stages of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec, Le Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Le Théâtre Aux Écuries, Le Théâtre Le Paradox and MAI, Montréal Arts Interculturels.

Reminder - please do not wear strong smelling perfumes or colognes to the Bailey Theatre as the building is a scent free zone. Thank you for your cooperation.

All shows in the 2024/2025 Performing Arts Trail series this season:

Social Tango - Wed., Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm Founded and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Social Tango invites you to a beautiful immersive evening of dance, music, projections, and documentary film. Ten dancers bring this love story to life with the rhythm of their steps, accompanied by four musicians and a singer who reproduce the traditional melodies of the milonga.

Bear Grease - Fri., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm LightningCloud bring you Bear Grease, a fun Indigenous twist on the beloved musical, Grease. An electrifying experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures through fashion, humour, and music. Bear Grease is a one-of-a-kind adventure that is fun for the whole family.

Ô-Celli - Sat., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm Ô-Celli is a magnificently unique Belgian cello ensemble whose concerts travel through time and beyond stylistic boundaries. These eight classically trained musicians, reinvigorate classical music to enchant the audience through a repertoire of both original and arranged pieces, from Tchaikovsky to Strauss, via Piazzolla and Nino Rota.

Sechile Sedare - Tues., Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm Sechile Sedare (seh-chee-leh’ ‘seh-dahr-eh’) means ‘my younger brother, my older sister’ in the Dene language. This contemporary roots duo of sibling songwriters, Leela Gilday and Jay Gilday, hits notes of nostalgia, hope, humour in songs about their family history, connection to the land and water, and the twists and turns of fate.

Barka by Girovago with Original Music by Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra - Tues., Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm A celebration of life where Afro-Colombian percussion, Balkan melodies, dance, and circus merrily intertwine in a show filled with delirious energy, sound, and visual richness. BARKA uses the boat as a metaphor for humanity in search of going faster, higher, further, without consideration for the problems in a dancing circus filled with hope.

The Knitting Pilgrim April - Tues., Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm A multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge, knitted panels that look like stained glass windows. Following Kirk Dunn’s fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey the play explores why people struggle to get along, the meaning of art, and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps) through hand-knitting.

Venue

The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7


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Performing Arts Trail Series