Tagged: Contemporary Dance

Season 4 Episode 20

It happened: Betroffenheit blew through the Citadel on Easter weekend, leaving audiences agog in its wake. Did it meet our incredibly high expectations? But first, Paul and Fawnda mull over the art of consultation in light of the Galleria going kaput and the myriad public sessions seeking input on the city’s 2029 Arts & Heritage Plan. Are you taking part? Listen up, find out how to take part, and let us know what you think. Check out the links below:

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Season 4 Episode 17

 

It’s an extra special throwback to when Meg Roe and Alessandro Juliani were in town starring in Onegin. They’re also part of the sound design team for Betroffenheitand before they moved on to the next tour stop, we snagged them to chat about working with Crystal Pite, their own creative partnership, and what to anticipate in one of the most widely acclaimed dance shows of the decade. Beasts, beats, Battlestar Galactica. Get it?

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Season 4 Episode 16

YEG stages are hopping these days. Paul and Fawnda start out a busy week with Toronto Dance Theatre‘s 50th Anniversary showcase House Mix, followed hotly on the heels by Mercury Opera‘s site-appropriate production of La Traviata at Chez Pierrewhich includes the return of guest opera buff Colleen Feehan. Bringing it home (all the way back to  Ukraine, no less), is Pyretic Productions‘ Blood of Our Soil. 

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Season 4 Episode 15

It’s a very special episode, with a very special guest’s hot take on Andrew Tay’s You Can’t Buy it, But I’ll Sell it to You Anyway SUCKA (hint, it’s Brian Webb!). Plus we cover Sheldon Elter’s Metis Muttrunning at Theatre Network through March 4th, and Paul’s first-ever Citie Ballet show.

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Season 4 Episode 11

Paul and Fawnda and Laura saw ALL the things this week: We swilled vodka at Catalyst Theatre‘s presentation of Onegin, and caught Kill Your Television‘s all-male cast in Shakespeare’s R&J. Our eyes watered under the blinding lights of Shaping Sound, and finally we got caught up in the yarns of Rebecca Sadowski’s The Sash Maker (and learned a bit of weaving, too). Did anything pass the Bechdel Test? You may be surprised. Listen to find out!

Plus:

Anita Sarkeesian presents her talk “The Real World of Online harassment” as part of the Edmonton Public Library’s  Forward Thinking Speakers Series on January 24 at the Chateau Lacombe you can get you tickets here. And you can listen to an interview with Sarkeesian on The Well-Endowed Podcast here.

And don’t forget that the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs invites you to attend Learning Day on February 20, in Edmonton. Registration is only $129, and Listeners get 10% if you use the promo code “Podcast” at checkout.

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Season 4 Episode 9

As the lights go down on 2017 and the final pile of Canada150 presentations, we review Reckoning, a response by Article 11—Tara Beagan and Andy Moro’s Indigenous Activist Arts company–that offers three different narratives on themes of reconciliation. Plus your “What To Watch For” list for 2018. Happy new year from all of use at IDGI, folks!

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Season 4 Episode 7

Big news this week, folks: IDGI is now part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB! We saw (and ate) Justine Chambers’ Family Dinner, caught some clowning and dead cats in Over Her Dead Body, and topped off the week with Indigenous dancers Lunacee and Creeasian accompanying A Tribe Called Red‘s set at the Starlite Room. Ahhhhmen!

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Season 4 Episode 6

We’re going down—way down—to Hadestown, folks. Destined for Broadway after the Citadel hosts its Canadian stage debut, Hadestown is a new musical based on the eponymous album by folk superstar Anais Mitchell, developed for stage by director Rachel Chavkin. We caught some dance, too. Thoughts on Good Women Dance Collective‘s annual showcase, Convergence, come in after (wait for it) Hadestown spoilers. Join us the road to hell—it’s warmer than YEG for sure.

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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 4

Fawnda did all the things last week. She saw Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art company create a lighting spectacle inTelemetry, and later found herself on the other side of the fourth wall as part of Mile Zero Dance‘s SubArctic Improv ensemble–performing mere inches away from Brian Webb. She tells Paul about all the joy and terror therein. Happy Halloween, everyone.

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