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Contemporary circus and theatre combine for an epic tale of rebirth and reinvention set across Death’s ocean.

View the world from a variety of perspectives within RENAISSANCE, stowed away aboard a passage through Death’s ocean. Veiled and vicarious, witness the many forms that a life and a legacy can take, and recognize yourself in the inevitable moments of struggle. Sometimes our grandest gesture is forgotten but our smallest kindness can live on long after we’re gone. Our legacy can be nestled within the miscalculation that leads to new expression. Surrender the parts of our realities that no longer serve us, and be reborn. Our mortality is an eternal gift when we choose to embrace our RENAISSANCE.


95 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission


Alderney Landing Theatre


Pay-What-You-Can-Afford ($25 / $35 / $45)


General Admission Stadium Seating


Friday, October 27th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 29th @ 2:00pm



Saturday, October 28th @ 11:00am


Renaissance, 2022

(Photo by Stoo Metz)


We believe that theatre is for everyone, and try to offer affordable options to make sure there are no financial barriers in the way of anyone coming out to see a show.

If you are able to afford the full price, we encourage you to do so.
If price is still a barrier, please reach out to

Volunteers see the show for free!


Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki

Breaking Circus Collective (BCC) is a collection of contemporary circus artists working out of Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS). Breaking Circus sets and breaks their own rules in order to create, explore and engage with the full spectrum of our human experience. The company reaches into the unknown and finds new ways to weave stories through cross-discipline experiments and integration of technology.

The current collective includes six members plus a small roster of talented new recruits/ interns. BCC is Black-led with at least half of its members being IBPOC-identified since its inception in 2016. The BCC is deeply committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and was formed out of the desire to create a supportive ecosystem for IBPOC artists and artists from other underrepresented groups.

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Content Note


Accessible Ticket Pricing

This performance has pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. If cost is still a barrier, please email


Masks are available on site and encouraged/appreciated but not required. Seating is by general admission and social distancing may not be possible.

Transit Access

The Halifax Transit Dartmouth Ferry arrives directly at Alderney Landing, and Alderney Gate is serviced by Halifax Transit buses #5, 6+, 53, 54, 55, 62, 158, 159, 161, 165. 


Physical Access

The Theatre is on the second level of Alderney Landing, accessible by passenger elevator and stairs. Parking is available onsite, with curbside dropoff and automatic doors at the main entrance to the building. Alderney Landing is connected to Alderney Gate by pedway, accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs.


Fixed stadium seats fold down and are 16.5 inches deep and 20 inches wide from the inside of each (shared) armrest. Front row seating is on the same level as the entrance and can be reserved in advance by emailing There are stairs leading to the rest of the rows, 7 inches high and 17 inches deep. There is no handrail. Armless chairs are available upon request and will be placed in the front row, they are 16 inches deep and 15.5 inches wide. For assistance, or to request priority seating before the house is opened, please check in with EFT Staff or Volunteers.


There are two all gender bathrooms in the rotunda lobby, one with toilet stalls only, and one with toilet stalls and urinals. Both bathrooms are equipped with various hygiene products. 

Environmental Sensitivities

We aim to provide a scent-free environment, and make every effort to use products that are scent-free where possible (including alcohol-based hand sanitizer). We encourage all patrons to be mindful of the effects of strong scents, and ask that patrons avoid wearing or using scented personal products while onsite.

If you have any questions about the accessibility measures in place, please email Accessibility Coordinator, Sara Graham at



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