Fab 5 Cabaret
Hillside Inside kicks off with a warm embrace of the four other festivals in Guelph and area that comprise the “Fab 5”: the Guelph Dance Festival, the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival, and the Festival of Moving Media. Celebrating their receipt of a three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to further develop their partnership, the Guelph Fab 5 will each contribute a signature piece to the cabaret, which starts at 7:30 pm in Cooperators’ Hall at the River Run Centre. A little like a Valentine’s Day chocolate box, the cabaret will allow the audience to sample the flavour of each festival, offering a sensual indulgence and opportunity to expand one’s artistic experiences. The performances will include Tony Dekker (Hillside) of Great Lake Swimmers’ fame, Portal Dance Project (Dance), and the 9-member band, GUH (Jazz), who will perform a musical score to the Festival of Moving Media’s screening of Georges Méliès’ 1912 film, Conquest of the Pole (À la Conquête du Pôle). The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival offers Maestro Fresh Wes, the pioneering, Juno-award winning “godfather of rap.” With thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, a major funder of this project, to the Downtown Guelph Business Association and to Guelph Tourism.Conquest of the Pole (À la Conquête du Pôle), GUH, Maestro Fresh Wes, Portal Dance Project, Tony Dekker, Young Lions.