Tagged: Alberta Ballet

S6E6: Moving Monsters

Zacharie Dun as the monster and Kelley McKinlay as Dr. Victor in Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein. Photo by Paul McGrath

We’re joined by two of our favourite baby mamas in this episode! First, Raina (Fawnda’s sister) pops in to review Alberta Ballet’s newest cinematic venture in Frankenstein, and Colleen briefly escapes her newborn to weigh in on Punctuate! Theatre’s The Particulars.

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S6E3: Express thru India via YEG

Alberta Ballet’s season opened with Taj Express, a feast of Indian dance, music, and Bollywood nods.

Guest reviewer Soni Dasmohapatra joins Fawnda for a rollicking review of Alberta Ballet’s presentation of Taj Express, a straight-from-Mumbai Bollywood ballet/musical sorta show. Also: We get the crash course in Indian dance styles that we’ve always wanted. Thanks Soni!

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More on the screening event that Soni mentioned:
Seconds, Please! Piyush & Hansa Premiere Screening
Nov. 6, 6PM at the Edmonton Community Foundation
Featuring traditional Indian performance, interactive Bhangra dance workshop, DJ Gulzar, and tasty South Indian delights!
Visit www.secondspleasetv.ca for more info.

S5E12: Nutcracker Nostalgia

P&F Nutcracker

We’ve been reminiscing a lot with the happenings in town lately, so this week we’re doing a special flashback to a couple of our favourite conversations on the annual holiday dance fuss, The Nutcracker. Remember that time in 2014 when Alberta Ballet invited us to do a walk-on in Act I? And in 2017 when we talked to a wee mouse and party kid? Sweet, sweet memories. Listen in.

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S5E4: Falling Slowly for Leonard Cohen

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Between swills of coffee following the Nuit Blanche all-nighter we cover two big ol’ season openers: BJM Danse swung through town to open Alberta Ballet’s 52nd season with Dance Mea contemporary tribute to Leonard Cohen, and Paul caught the Citadel Theatre’s launch of Oncethe much loved movie-come-folkie musical.

Huge props to Michael Nunweiler this week for designing our new logo!

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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)
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Learning Day: Register here and don’t forget to use the promo code “Podcast” for 10% off registration until Jan 19.

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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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