Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities

Dance • Film/Media Arts • Music • Theatre

Hippo Puppets & Joy!/Marionnettes Hippopotames

Samantha sits between two large puppets of two hippos - George and Martha (Martha is on the left and George on the right). Samantha smiles broadly.

The final blog in a series of three from Samantha Marchionda writing on behalf of Carousel Players I’m writing today from the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe, the Neutral and Wendat peoples. I thank them and all other … [Read more]

From Typical Country Hockey Kid to Emerging Artist

By SPARC Youth Blogger Darian Willis-Maddock Have you ever wondered where to find local, young artistic and creative talent in your rural community? Have you ever considered checking at your local arena?  What could a young typical country hockey … [Read more]

The Hidden Cost of Pivoting

A musician plays on an outdoor stage. Picnic tables with blue umbrellas are set up for patrons to watch the show. A red barn is off to the left

The second blog by Guest Blogger Rebecca Anne Bloom   I remember when I first started performing. Feeling nervous, pre-show jitters. Sensing the sizzling energy of a house full of patrons ready to see some magic unfold. There is nothing … [Read more]

A Creek, A Lake, and Multicoloured Pom Poms/Un Ruisseau, Un Lac et des Pompons Multicolores

Golden weeds along a creek

A new blog by Guest Blogger Samantha Marchionda for Carousel Players   This past weekend, I found myself craving the outdoors. I decided Sunday morning that I would spend as much time outside as my body wanted me to. So I went to my usual … [Read more]