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!
We did it! Four days at Expanse and still kicking (even daylight savings time could not thwart us). In our final festival episode we recap what we saw throughout Expanse, what we thought of it, and provide some final beer-laden conjecture on what it all means for #yeg’s dance scene. Thanks for listening, festival folk!
Expanse Movement Arts Festival is upon us! And IDGI is in the Arts Barns with Festival Producer Murray Utas to talk about 10 years of Expanse’s expanding and the feats to look forward to this weekend. We also rope theatre artist extraordinaire Nancy McAlear into our blanket tent to talk about Blue Eyes, Black Hair.
Expanse runs march 6-9 and we’ll be producing an episode everyday of the festival. There’s no better time to start talking about dance and we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below or hit us up on Twitter @IDontGetItDance #BeMoved.
Paul is back to chat about last week’s Prairie Dance Circuit double-bill featuring Johanna Bundon’s the understory and the spectacular kathak spins of Usha Dance Enoturage in Aalaap (and Fawnda loses her mind, just a little).
Fawnda takes Omar Mouallem to his first dance show ever, butchers Robert Rauschenberg’s name, and covers the history of the term “interpretive dance,” all while covering Mile Zero Dance’s presentation of CAGE’D.
When Paul flees to Toronto, special guest-host Jen Mesch joins Fawnda in the blanket fort to chat about the Good Women Dance Collective’s Convergence showcase.
Paul talks with Firefly Theatre & Circus’ founders Annie Dugan and John Ullyatt about their upcoming circus musical—but before that there’s a whole whack-load of dance coming up in December that’s not The Nutcracker.