Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, known as ArtsNL, is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. ArtsNL receives an annual grant from the Province to support a variety of granting programs, office administration, and communications. It also seeks support from the public and private sector. It supports these artistic disciplines: dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theatre, visual art, and writing.

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Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John's, NL, A1C 5H5
Office Location: The Newman Building
1 Springdale Street, St. John's, NL

Tel: (709) 726-2212     Fax: (709) 726-0619
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)

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Lois Brown - I Am a Genius

Location: St. John's, NL

Lois Brown is a multidisciplinary artist and a strong collaborative member of the professional arts community, often working as a choreographer or dramaturg for the projects of others, and recently directed Perchance Theatre’s production of Our Eliza. Brown is the writer/director of her highly successful show When the Angel of Death says? How are you…, creatively staged in a hospital. Originally titled papers improvisation, her new show is called I Am a Genius. Central to improvisation in the show is an old dictionary that belonged to her father, which she inherited after he died of dementia. Stories about things like her father, dementia and Salvador Dali are weaved through – creating a connection between art, genius, patience, and the behaviour of the inanimate objects. With the Festival of New Dance already in step, we chat with Lois to learn more about her upcoming performance on October 4 at the LSPU Hall at 8pm …

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