Festival showcases Acadian culture, music
Le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp launches 16th season on Wednesday
Le Conseil des arts de Chéticamp will launch its 16th season this week with a series of performances showcasing Acadian culture, heritage, music and dance.
The first show of 2015 will be Le Grand Chady, from July 8-22, and will showcase traditional Acadian music, songs and dance, offering locals a chance to connect again with old favourites while welcoming visitors into the heart of Chéticamp’s culture.
The debut of Aloha, l’Acadie follows from July 30-Aug. 2 and from Aug. 2-5 and promises a taste of Acadian culture and cuisine through a threeact play and three-course meal of traditional Acadian dishes.
The play will be a dinnertheatre comedy featuring favourite characters from past local productions who set off for a holiday in Hawaii, where nothing goes as planned.
Le Grand Cercle returns Aug. 13-16 after selling out a 750-seat auditorium for the entire run when it debuted in 2004.
Described as a sweeping, spectacular musical, it tells the story of Chéticamp, beginning before the arrival of European settlers, journeying through the tragedy of the deportation and other turning points in the Acadian past, and ending with a new, never-before-seen final scene.
The 60-performer production captures 400 years of history, humour and heartache as a portrait of a people and a place.
Go online to www.conseildesartsdecheticamp.ca or phone 902-224-1876 for more information.