After the success of NDW’s National Arts Centre’s commission, The Fire Kedgys’ Howl (Fall 2020), the Fire Kedgys return for a series of artistic residencies titled The Fire Kedgys' Come Home, throughout the summer of 2022. Free 20 to 30 minute presentations will take place in St. John's, Cornerbrook, and Happy Valley Goose Bay.
According to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, a kedgy is someone who does all the odd jobs on a boat - they sound the horn, pull up the lines, steer the ship from harm's way. In its original construct, The Fire Kedgys’ Howl was a mythological intervention depicting the arrival of a luminescent, otherworldly community, symbolizing a ‘call to action’ to do better in our current, conflicted world.
In 2022, the Fire Kedgys will be back to the public realm, as a gesture of kindness and goodwill, to welcome those who have been away from home, and those who are visiting our province, to celebrate the perseverance of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians during the trying times of an ongoing global pandemic.
Corner Brook (Candice Pike):
6:30pm at Intersection of Broadway and Concord Ave
8:30pm at Barry Place Community garden
Corner Brook (Hilay Knee):
August 6th and 7th
8:30pm at Margaret Bowater Park
Corner Brook (Candice and Hilary in partnership with CB Nuit):
St John's (Kim White):
August 25th and 26th
8:30pm at The Bandstand at Bannerman Park
Happy Valley Goose Bay (Andrya Duff, in partnership with Big Land Film Festival, the Lawrence O’Brien Centre, and local dance schools):
Sept 26th and Oct 1st
This project is made possible due to The province of Newfoundland and Labrador's Come Home Year Funding