Play celebrates history of Midnapore... DVD now available

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Play celebrates history of Midnapore... DVD now available

Postby newsposter » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:05 pm

Updated December 31 2010
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The Midnapore Cycle by Mieko Ouchi is a play/event/tour that chronicles the history of the land on which St. Mary’s University College sits and the people who inhabited it. Performed outdoors and written entirely in verse, this unique site specific play literally walks audiences from scene to scene and brings history to life... For more info and tickets click the link:

http://themidnaporecycle.com

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The Midnapore Cycle - Project snapshot

Postby cjane » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:22 pm

St. Mary’s University College sits on historic land. This play shows Calgarians their history through a live theatrical site specific performance.

The “Midnapore Cycle” by Mieko Ouchi is set up like a Medieval Mystery Cycle which included townspeople and guilds in a community setting. St. Mary’s will do a variation of this with guilds such as dancers, hunters, missionaries, musicians, historians, nurses, firefighters etc. This work will create a legacy for Calgary, inspiring people to learn more about their local history, demonstrate how space can be animated creatively, and show the results of collaborations by different communities (Theatre, Fish Creek Provincial Park, the First Nations, Glenbow Museum, settlers’ families, Catholic and Anglican churches, Heritage Park, The Calgary Stampede, Parkland Music Festival and St. Mary’s University College)towards a common goal.

Finally, St. Paul’s Anglican Church is celebrating it’s 125th year and the Sisters of Providence are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Father Lacombe Centre.
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Postby newsposter » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:03 pm

Article about the play in FFWD weekly, June 10 2010

Walking in the footsteps of history
http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/arts/ ... tory-5801/

And Calgary Herald,

Living History
The Midnapore Cycle brings alive early days and characters of south Calgary community
By Bob Clark, Calgary Herald June 10, 2010

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainm ... z0sTU5aYd9
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Postby newsposter » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:17 am

Historic Calgary play now on DVD
Calgary Herald Neighbours December 30, 2010

A historic outdoor play (see above posts) performed in June by St. Mary's University College drama students and community members to sold-out audiences is now available on DVD. The Midnapore Cycle chronicles the history of the South Calgary area, its inhabitants and the land on which the University College now sits.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainm ... z19iLSIiqk

St. Mary's news release:
http://www.stmu.ab.ca/newsEvents/news/m ... cycle.html
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