Project Short Description
The St. Norbert proudly presents the wonderful production The Spirit Garden by R. Murray Schafer. This piece of extraordinary musical theatre has a little of everything and the St. Norbert Arts Centre with its beautiful gardens and spectacular ruins is an ideal setting for this all outdoor presentation. The centrepiece of the work is a functional garden designed by the composer together with Landscape Architect, Ted MacLachlan, and First Nations artist Mike MacDonald to reflect the cultural and ecological diversity arising from the many different groups of people who settled in this area. The project is designed to become an annual, community driven event, reawakening people’s connection to the deeply embedded rhythms of planting and harvest and its cross-cultural mythic significance. This production encompasses many disciplines: dance, orchestra, choir, opera, acting, audience participation and environmental activism.