In-Person | Live Music | All-Ages | World Premiere


Past Event


Note: This event has been rescheduled to Friday, Sep 23 due to the risk of inclement weather.

Join us for a magical outdoor performance at the Leacock Museum in Orillia for the world premiere of In Blue Rooms as part of the second season of FFDN’s outdoor series Heirloom. Featuring all-live music.

Heirloom artists Zack Martel, Santiago Rivera, Michael Bridge and Daniel Hamin Go. Video by Jeremy Mimnagh

Your invitation into the personal, colourful and surreal world of next generation choreographers Zack Martel and Santiago Rivera (Montréal), set to the tune of original new arrangements by musicians Daniel Hamin Go and Michael Bridge, of Toronto’s Royal Conversatory of Music.

After the great success of its inaugural season in 2021, our outdoor series Heirloom is returning with a new programmatic theme. We are thrilled to bring Heirloom to some of Ontario’s treasured green spaces in St. Catharines, Peterborough and Orillia as well as a performance at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works.

This year’s Heirloom performance is sure to delight the senses. Rivera and Martel’s whimsical choreography at once blurs the lines of juggling, contemporary circus, dance and object manipulation to tell the story of separation and the journey of coming together, performed by four accomplished jugglers and dancers from Montréal. Live music by a trio of musicians, including Daniel (cello), Michael (accordion) and Brad Cherwin (clarinet) accompanies the movement for this new full-length collaborative work, much like a witty repartee between music and physical storytelling.

In Blue Rooms is playful, curious and bursting with imagination. This presentation is truly a spark of magic for all ages in the beautiful outdoor spaces of our home province.

This is an in-person presentation taking place at Leacock Museum in Orilla (50 Museum Dr.)  on Thursday Sep 22, 2022, at 12:00PM ET. In case of rain, the performance will be postponed to Friday Sep 23.

Tickets are Pay What You Can (suggested amount: $15 per audience member).
This event can be added to a Festival Package as an add-on.

Limited capacity*

*The presentation of Heirloom in Orillia is an education initiative of FFDN's presenting partner Arts Orillia. Large number of school groups are scheduled to be in attendance which limits the number of seats we can offer to the general public for this presentation. 


New full-length work
Duration: approximately 60 minutes - no intermission

There will be a Q&A with the artists immediately after the performance.


You can catch an Heirloom performance also in St Catharines (Sep 17), Toronto (Sep 20) and Peterborough (Sep 25)





Engage with the Artists

To gain more insight into the creative process of In Blue Rooms and get to know the choreographers better, check out episode one of the third season of FFDN's in-house podcast Mambo, available to stream on demand.

Stream on FFDN's website

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