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Canada 150+ Sesquicentennial Parties

Beaver Party

Half Time Sports Show

September 30 at 8 PM
Terrance Houle “Ghost Days”
Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St
Free but Donations Welcome


December 16 at 8 PM
Bridget Jessome “How To Say Goodbye: An Obituary for Canadian History”

The Sesquicentennial Parties are Mile Zero Dance’s contribution to the many C150 celebrations. MZD recognizes that the land that we call Canada and it’s first peoples were around long before Confederation. The aim of these parties is to celebrate the different sides of the Canadian peoples and history, to support as many professional artists as possible, and to bring our audiences live performance experiences like no other. 

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150+, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. 

September 30 at 8 PM

Terrance Houle “Ghost Days”

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GHOST DAYS is a project based in many disciplines such as photo, video/film, performance, music and drawing/painting with a major emphasis on collaboration. The project is an experiment in Conjuring and medium-ship mixed with art and collaboration with the living but also the spirit of the dead.


We are excited to bring Calgary-based artist Terrance Houle to perform “Ghost Days” as part of The Sesquicentennial Parties series on Saturday, September 30. Cobra Jo Collins and Halie Finney will also present new original work.

Ghost Days is an experimental art adventure combining video, performance, photos, and music to conjure spirits and ghosts as the evening’s audience and collaborators. Houle will attempt to evoke the spirits and ghosts of colonial and non-colonial history that exist in the light of night and in the darkness of the day.

Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 PM (door) / 8 PM (show)
Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St, Edmonton, AB
Cost: Tickets are free, but donations are graciously accepted. All proceeds will be donated to Creating Hope Society of Alberta. 

This event is part of The Sesquicentennial Parties, Mile Zero Dance’s contribution to Canada’s celebrations surrounding its 150th. MZD recognizes that the land that we call Canada, and its first peoples, have been around long before Confederation. Hosting four parties throughout the year, the C150+ Parties celebrate the different sides of Canadianism.

December 16 at 8 PM
Bridget Jessome “How To Say Goodbye: An Obituary for Canadian History”

Call for submissions: Mile Zero Dance Sesquicentennial Parties celebrate diversity, creativity, and create a deeper understanding of what it means to be Canadian. In How to Say Goodbye: An Obituary for Canadian History, we’re looking back over the last 150 years of Canadian people, practices achievements and failures. Artists are asked to confront what they’ve said goodbye to, or what they hope to be rid of by our bicentennial. Whether the loss amounts to grief or they would rather rejoice in that absence, this party gives artists a chance to show us how they’ve moved forward and bid farewell. We’re looking for durational work, or performance/video work that is between 10-15 minutes. Please send submissions to jessomebridget@gmail.com with video links, bio, and proposed description.