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Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera, now renamed Fuse, announces upcoming programming

Friday, March 19, 2021

We are proud to announce that Vera Causa Opera is now Fuse. 

Fuse is a new and improved non-profit dedicated to making the arts more accessible in both Waterloo Region and beyond. We collaborate with artists of all mediums to open doors to opportunity. We also champion diversity and innovation in the arts, addressing stigmas and actively educating folks within our communities. 

Fuse is a one-of-a-kind collective connecting the community. We focus on sparking an inter-arts revolution fueled by young volunteerism that breaks down barriers, empowers artists, and provides opportunities. Fuse is what we all need as a community right now – a platform to strengthen and unite our community through creativity.

Part of what makes Fuse new and exciting is our revamped goals of making the arts more accessible. We’ve created new programming that supports this mission. Fuse is also dedicated to reaching more audiences, offering inter-arts opportunities to more than ever before!  We’re excited to announce our new programming lineup. 

Educator Suite 

The Educator Suite provides fun and accessible music education content to educators. The online video platform for school boards across North America strengthens music curriculums through engaging and educational content.  With online learning expected to continue to be a part of most schools in the near-future, this is a great resource for educators to help promote arts in a virtual setting. 

Speak (Spoken Word) - September 2021 & March 2022  

Join us at your local pub for a unique evening of spoken word poetry and jazz! Speak is a family-friendly event with no cover. Sign up to speak in advance on our website. 

Livestream & Learn - October 2021 & January 2022 

Tune in as our team attempts to learn some moves from two different local companies of dancers! This is a fun, learn-to-dance segment featuring members of the Fuse Team. We'll also be livestreaming the group to you - so you can see their excellence in action. 

Illustration in the Performing Arts Workshop - November 2021 

Learn about some of the techniques behind performing arts illustration in this fun and engaging workshop. Presented in partnership with Idea Exchange! 

Nutcracker - December 2021 

Experience the classic Nutcracker ballet through a filmed lens. The ballet is the story of one girl's magical journey on Christmas Eve, when the toys and the house come to life. Featuring the incredible dancers of the Contemporary School of Dance Waterloo and the Fuse Orchestra, this is one premiere you don't want to miss! Premiering online, this virtual ballet will be accessible to all on our website. 

Fuse Podcast – Premiering January 2022 

Stay looped in and learn in this podcast, as host Randy Johnston chats with local artists in the region. Get exposed to new artists and new creative work in the region as we discuss a variety of artists from a variety of mediums, including music, dance, visual arts, written/spoken arts, and more. Available on our website in 15-minute, monthly episodes. 

The Sugarmakers – March 2022  

Catch our world-premiere of The Sugarmakers, our Canadian film adaptation of The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan. It's 1935, and the King of England has died. His only heir was hidden away in Canada, being raised as a Sugarmaker on a maple syrup farm in Bloomingdale, Ontario. Anxious to ensure their daughter is installed as Queen of England, The Duke and Duchess of Spain set out to find the English heir, aided by the Prime Minister of Canada.  

Writing Dialogues and Scripts Workshop - May 2022 

Learn about some of the techniques of writing dialogues and scripts in this fun and engaging workshop. Presented in partnership with Idea Exchange! 

Cinderella - June 2022 

Take a step into fantasy with our latest opera move, Cinderella. Based on the classic "Cinderella" story, Cenerentola lives with her domineering, poverty-stricken stepfather and two stepsisters. After falling in love with a beggar, the prince in disguise, she gives him one of her bracelets, telling him he must seek her out if they are to get married. The next day, the prince sets out, intent on finding his bride. This beautiful film will be shot across the region and is a must-see! 

Symmetry - July 2022 

A wellness-focused program that provides developmental and networking opportunities, life and career skills, and foundational opera experiences to propel a singer's journey. 

Nightshade - July 2022  

Turn it up to 11 with a roaring night of dance at Nightshade, Fuse's pop-up club, featuring a super special guest. Nightshade, the club, will have a secret featured artist and location in the Waterloo Region that are revealed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Can't make it? Dance at home via our livestream. 

Roller Disco - August 2022 

Grab your wheels and get funky! Roller Disco is a free night of dancing, roller skating, and rollerblading.