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.
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.
It’s a YEG miracle: Paul has never seen a Ukrainian dance show. So, we take him to Shumka’s latest production, KOBZAR. Incidentally, Fawnda also sees an intriguing collaboration with Good Women Dance Collective and ProCoro: Love/Fail.
Paul gives Fawnda the full recount of rest of Expanse 2016 (part of Chinook Series), including Coast to Coast, the astounding Mouthpiece, and the kinda disappointing pantomime of the well-known short story The Yellow Wallpaper.
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.
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.