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Season 3 Episode 7: Chinook Series

Fawnda’s away, leaving Paul to hold down the blanket fort as we continue our coverage of the 2016 Chinook Series. In this episode Paul chats with Ainsley Hillyard about the Good Women Dance Collective‘s New Work Award. They’re joined by last year’s winner Anastasia Maywood and this year’s recipient Aimee Rushton. Then we sit down with Stephanie Morin-Robert and Alastair Knowles to get the skinny on their show Half Inch Thick.

Season 3 Episode 6: Chinook Series

Back at Expanse—we mean Chinook—we rope in audience members Kristi Hansen, Jesse Gervais, and Tony Olivares to get their thoughts on two solo works: Brian 
Webb‘s Score on Memory and Joshua Wolchanksy’s Pro Patria Ad Exitum.

Season 3 Episode 5: Chinook Series

Paul and Fawnda kick off coverage of the mammoth Chinook Series by moving the blanket fort to the Arts Barns. This Voltron of a festival—which combines Workshop West‘s Canoe, Azimuth Theatre‘s Expanse, and Fringe Theatre‘s Arts at the Barns series—runs until February 7, 2016.

Season 3 Episode 4

It’s a stacked episode, folks. Fawnda recounts her hike to the Banff Centre for Ballet BC‘s stunning 30th Anniversary showcase featuring works by Cayetano Soto, Stijn Celis, and Crystal Pite. Then, she and Paul unpack their thoughts on Convergence, the opening show of Good Women Dance Collective‘s season. Let’s just say there are no apologies made. By anyone. Ever.

Season 2 Episode 17: Expanse Festival Day 3

Day three at Expanse sees Anastasia Maywood, winner of the Good Women Dance New Work Award, visit the coat check. Then we catch up with Christine Frederick of Alberta Aboriginal Arts for a conversation about indigenous representation in arts, liberal sensitivities, and the complicated lines that art sometimes has to cross.

Season 2 Episode 16: Expanse Festival Day 2

Expanse Day 2: We track down Lara Kramer and the cast of Native Girl Syndrome to talk about realism in performance, and Kate Stashko visits the coat check hot off the heels of her premiere showing of The Matryoshka Series in the East Meets West program.

Season 2 Episode 12

A two-hour contemporary dance show is rare, and Toy Guns Dance Theatre’s latest—Fortuitous Endings (what to do when you wake up drunk in a BBQ cover in your neighbours yard)—lived up to the length of its title. Our hosts take on the show, the pile of sand, and discuss whether or not “accessibility” is a dirty word.

Season 2 Episode 6

A rare treat in this week’s episode: Paul sits down to talk with acclaimed Canadian dance legend Peggy Baker. She’s in town doing intensives with the Good Women Dance Collective and Orchesis Dance and we were very glad to have run into her.

Season 1 Episode 17

Paul and Fawnda return to talk about their first full-on Dancefest@Nextfest binge, plus they bear witness to Mile Zero Dance‘s experimental and excellent Sho-tel.

 

Season 1 Episode 14

Fawnda regales Paul with tales from the Northwest Dance Project that include incidents of “snailing”, “slappy fights” and Sarah Slipper‘s duet that blows her mind — and tear ducts.

Plus, Paul sees Alberta Ballet‘s production of Giselle. It’s his first classical ballet and the experience leads him to debate with Fawnda about whether ballet needs to evolve to remain relevant. Have a listen and let us know what you think!