Tagged: Alberta Ballet

Season 4 Episode 26

Left to right: Paul Blinov, Jean Grand-Maître and Fawnda Mithrush after hosting the pre-show audience chat on opening night of Alberta Ballet’s All of Us.

This week we catch Alberta Ballet’s All Of Us (ie: The Tragically Hip portrait ballet) in all its post-apocalyptic, dread-headed glory. Does it do Downie justice? Do we win the war? Is it even ballet? We try to answer these questions in the post-show parkade. Do we succeed? You tell us!

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Season 4 Episode 19

Photo by: Paul McGrath

It’s classical children’s tale meets near-classic trope of parents facing the tragic death of a child. This week Paul takes on Alberta Ballet‘s sparkling new Cinderella, while Fawnda gets a taste of the “slow-theatre” movement at Wild Side Productions’ Poison with Laura Raboud.

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Season 4 Episode 14

It’s another Hot Take, this time from the Jubilee Auditorium parkade! We had a full night at Alberta Ballet‘s presentation of MOMIX: Opus Cactus, complete with pre-show chatter, weird desert animals, reptilian acrobatics, and Lycra galore. Enjoy!

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Season 4 Episode 10

Paul and Fawnda start the new year with some serious theatre in the Tony-award winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Humans at the Citadel. We also spent the holiday cold snap shuttered in with dance docs and podcasts. Join us as we drag our asses into 2018, kicking and spinning our heels.

Here are the links we promised you this episode:

AB Ballet podcast
Dancer (documentary)
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Season 4 Episode 8

Fawnda faces her fears and interviews two wonderful young performers from Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker (thanks Liam and Zara!). Plus, a rundown of festive activities happening throughout YEG in the coming weeks. Happy holidays, from the team at IDGI. Go see some shows!

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Season 4 Episode 5

Paul and Fawnda take a delightful and debauched trip down the rabbit hole for the world premiere of Old Trout Puppet Workshop‘s Jabberwocky (fair warning: there be spoilers here). Plus: Joshua Beamish does a character scale in Lone Wolf, and we get caught up in the scenic pomp and #metoo themes of Alberta Ballet’s Dangerous Liaisons.

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Season 4 Episode 2

The YEG season is in full swing as the IDGI team dissects a variety of body language blitzes, from the showy embraces of Tango Fire to the confounding gestures of symphony conductors. With special guest, Laura “Boo” Raboud, who dishes on her experience of the Prairie Dance Circuit—from both sides of the stage.

 

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Season 3 Episode 9

It’s a stacked (man-heavy) episode, folks: Alberta Ballet‘s Dynamic Directions showcased choreographies by Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, and Yukichi Hattori; EdMetro Chorus teamed up with Tony Olivares Dance and the parkour antics of FlyFree Movement; and finally we caught Brian Webb trouncing around with CLINKER (a.k.a. Gary James Joynes) talkin’ ’bout death and stuff. Whew.

Season 2 Episode 11

Our hosts chuckled all the way through last week’s visit by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. An all-male comedy dance troupe, the Trocks dragged out all the sacred cows of the ballet world and beat them with lipstick and pointe shoes.

Season 2 Episode 10

Alberta Ballet solves the annual writer’s dilemma of finding unique ways to cover The Nutcracker by casting our hosts in the opening party scene. Paul sees the show for the first time from both sides of the stage, and Fawnda gets hooked into a big, gold dress—all in this very special holiday episode.