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POWERFUL PLAY – Luminos is a coming of age story about a young girl named Agnes who embarks on a personal journey after being given a special power.

After last winter’s sold-out performance of Luminos, Vibe Tribe remounts it for a second showing of this mystical performance Saturday at Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park.

The young, energetic company flow art troupe fuses Gypsy belly dancing, poi spinning, fire elements and exotic music into an artistic hybrid unique to Edmonton.

The show’s core is a coming of age story about a young girl approached by an intriguing gypsy woman who looks suspiciously familiar. The mysterious woman gives Agnes a special power that marks her as Wanderer of All Worlds.

Terrified of an uncertain fate, Agnes runs away. But during the journey she encounters odd characters who bring her personal enlightenment.

Former St. Albert resident Marissa Puff directs this extravaganza of bright colour, sensuous movements and striking fire performances.

Joining Vibe Tribe are the extraordinary musical talents of Cam Boyce and Booming Tree Japanese Taiko Drummers. Complementing the musicians is reader of fortunes Liandrah Hardnail and visual artist Joe Clarke creating a performance painting.

Luminos starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available through Eventbrite at http://vibetribeluminos-eorg.eventbrite.ca.

In the Jane Bodie play Ride, two characters – a man and woman – lie in bed together, asleep under the covers. They wake up, don’t recognize each other and are embarrassed they can’t recall if they actually had sex.

They are hung over and perform an emotional dance around each other as they try to make sense of what happened the night before.

Directed by Trevor Schmidt, this view of contemporary relationships stars Cole Humeny and Sereana Malani.

Ride runs February 1 to 9 at PCL Studio Theatre in the TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Tickets are $16 to $28. Call 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca.

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