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On June 16th, thanks to the support of presenting sponsor the West Shore Arts Council, Kaleidoscope will be bringing the Family Theatre Festival to the West Shore for the first time! This one-day extension to the festival will be taking place at the Belmont Secondary School Theatre, running from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. Featuring:
11:00 AM: Kaleidoscope will be presenting "When the Sun Crosses the Line."
12:00 PM: A free performance by Victoria's famous duo, Cam & Daisy!
1:00 PM: Story Theatre will present their classic collection of short pieces, "Off the Shelf."
2:30 PM: Experience the wonder of magic with Paul Kilshaw.
"When the Sun Crosses the Line": Twelve-year-old June is working on a school project. Her research materials are strewn around her bedroom that looks like a hurricane has blown through! She has chosen two subjects: the Beothuk People of Newfoundland, and The Great Auk, a flightless sea bird. What they share in common is that they no longer exist. June takes us on a journey linking our past to the present as she asks questions about Indigenous People, species extinction, and what does reconciliation really mean? She forms a fun-loving, imaginary friendship with a Beothuk woman called Demasduit, interviews a Viking and survives an ocean voyage in a storm! June asks questions about our history and the impact we have had on First Nations People. She is not afraid to talk about ‘the Elephant in the Room’. Touching, loving and historical, this new work by Kaleidoscope Theatre’s artistic director, Roderick Glanville, is for all ages, and does not shy away from the many tough questions we are asking as we journey toward healing and understanding of what reconciliation really means.
"Cam and Daisy": Cam & Daisy, two of Vancouver Island's best loved children's entertainers, have been engaging young audiences for over 20 years! Join that loveably quiet clown Daisy and her musical pal Cam as they lead a fun-filled hour of song, play and merriment. Cam sings and plays guitar while Daisy dances and mimes the actions!
"Off the Shelf": Some stories stick with you for a long time, some stories go by so fast, some are good for bedtime and some stories Jump Off the Shelf! Story Theatre brings you an exciting collection of our favourite stories, live and Off the Shelf. A troll guards his bridge, a circus comes to town and who keeps stealing the lion cubs food; these stories and more come to the stage with the show Off the Shelf. Story Theatre offers an antidote to technology with… live theatre – handcrafted with care.
"Paul Kilshaw": A very highly regarded professional magician and balloon artist, Paul Kilshaw is a hit anywhere he goes! Children and adults alike enjoy the balloons, magic, and wonderment that he creates. Paul has been wowing crowds in Victoria and across the country for over 40 years. He is grateful for his connection to Kaleidoscope Theatre and is looking forward to participating in the 2018 Family Theatre Festival!