Moncton, April 7, 2010 – The Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) today unveiled the programming for the Éloizes today, to be held in Moncton from April 29 to May 1, 2010. The event, which promotes audacity and creativity in the arts, will feature a wide range of activities that showcase local talent. Everyone is invited to attend this great event.
The programming that was unveiled this morning pushes the envelope and is full of discoveries. Activities include the not-to-be-missed Soirée des Éloizes. The event, in its 11th year, is jam-packed, with screenings of films, including those of the media arts finalists; a number of performances, such as La relève et la garde and the late show; the chance to meet with the finalists through Activités jeunesses; the Anne et compagnie radio show live from the Moncton Market; and the opening of the Finalistes Éloizes 2010 exhibit. The programming, which was developed by Amélie Gosselin, Artistic Director for the Event, will allow the public to discover the vitality, quality and uniqueness of the creative work being done by professional Acadian artists. “The idea behind the programming was really to appeal to a broad public of all ages. There will be something for everyone: children and adults, as well as connoisseurs and amateurs. I am especially thrilled at the response we’ve received from the artists, who want to offer performances that are a little outside their comfort zone. The public will be treated to some duos and a variety of astounding and frankly unique performances! My sense is that the artists are all very proud to be taking part in, and to be associated with, the Éloizes,” said Gosselin.
The Artistic Director for the Event also announced that singer Isabelle Boulay will be taking to the stage at the Soirée des Éloizes. Her appearance, made possible through a partnership between the Société Nationale de l’Acadie, the Bureau du Québec dans les provinces de l’Atlantique and the AAAPNB, is designed to bring Acadie and Québec closer together. “We are delighted with the results of this new partnership. We believe that this showcase will mean more than just exposure and significant spin-offs for the finalists. It will also help put them on the radar of Quebec producers and broadcasters,” added Carmen Gibbs, Executive Director of the AAAPNB.
In the design team’s view, the programming will offer something for everyone. More than ever, the public will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the many professional artists.
Get your tickets
Tickets for the La relève et la garde show and the Soirée des Éloizes are now available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Capitol Theatre in Moncton at (506) 856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or by visiting one of the following outlets: Franks Music (245 Carson Drive, Moncton); Loisirs socioculturels, located in the student centre at the Université de Moncton (18 Antonine-Maillet Avenue, Moncton); Théâtre l’Escaouette (170 Botsford Street, Moncton); and Monument Lefebvre in Memramcook (480 Centrale Street, Memramcook).
Summary of programming:
The Éloizes Event has organized Activités jeunesses to give young people the opportunity to venture outside the classroom and discover the professional arts world. This activity, designed for schools only, will take place at the Moncton Museum. Students will be able to meet and talk with professional artists, to watch a film and to take in the Finalistes Éloizes 2010 exhibit.
Thursday, April 29 will mark the official opening, to be held at Moncton City Hall in the presence of La musica dolce. Come celebrate the opening of this showcase event with its spotlight on Acadian artists. That evening, the public is invited to attend the opening of the Finalistes Éloizes 2010 exhibit, which will be taking place throughout the Éloizes at the Moncton Museum. The finalists will be there, and Michel Cardin will give a performance.
On Friday, April 30, the La relève et la garde show will be presented in the Empress Room. This event, featuring artists who have been part of the arts landscape for many years as well as emerging artists who are carving out a place for themselves in the arts scene, will show these performers in different lights. Angèle Arsenault, Marie-Philippe Bergeron, Annie Blanchard, Herménégilde Chiasson, Pascal Lejeune, Antonine Maillet and Kevin McIntyre will be there.
Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, a wide selection of films for children and adults will be shown in two different halls. The public will also have the chance to view the works of the three finalists in the media arts category. The Moncton Market and the Moncton Public Library will be the venues for these events.
On the morning of Saturday, May 1, the public can go to the Moncton Market to get to know the Éloizes finalists a bit more. The Anne et compagnie radio show will also be broadcasting live from the Market from 7 to 11 a.m. Radio-Canada and the AAAPNB will be using the event to present the first Coup de cœur du public, an award bestowed by popular vote. Live performances, interviews and face-painting for the children will be featured!
Throughout the Éloizes, the public is invited to take in the late show, at Old Cosmo. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, a number of artists will be performing on the bar’s stage in downtown Moncton. On Thursday, the Païens will be taking to the stage with special guests. On Friday, three artists from the relève show will be performing: Marie-Philippe Bergeron, Kevin McIntyre and Fayo. On Saturday, come rediscover the El Fuego group!
The Soirée des Éloizes
The 11th edition of the Soirée des Éloizes, to be preceded by a red carpet event at which members of the public can have their pictures taken with the artists, will be held at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre. Come celebrate the creative talent of Acadian artists who are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression! The following performers will be on stage: Acadieman, AFRICO, Marcia Babineau, Annie Blanchard, Philip André Collette, Pascal Lejeune, Sylvie Mazerolle, Radio Radio, Nathalie Renault, Lisa Roy and Isabelle Boulay. This year’s emcee for the event will be Roger Lord. For those who cannot attend, the Soirée des Éloizes will be televised on Radio-Canada Acadie on Saturday, May 1 starting at 9:30 p.m.
For a complete schedule, visit: www.aaapnb.ca
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