Arts, authors and artists
(Chris Windeyer/Nunatsiaq News, 1 June 2007) -- Adopting the theme "polar rhythms," organizers of Iqaluit's Alianait arts festival rolled out their headliners this Monday for the festival's third edition. The theme is inspired by the International Polar Year, which is drawing thousands of scientists from around the world to both polar regions. With that in mind, organizers set out to create a lineup that is global in scope, said Heather Daley, president of the festival. "We are working on booking [airline] tickets for 54 musicians, circus performers and storytellers from all over the world," she told reporters Monday. ... Not all performers are of northern extraction.... With a festival running from June 21 to July 1, capped by a massive free outdoor show spanning two days in front of Nakasuk School, Daley said there are "lots of opportunities and venues to book local acts." While organizers have the headliners nailed down, they put out the call Tuesday for more Iqaluit acts to join the fray.
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