Day three at Expanse sees Anastasia Maywood, winner of the Good Women Dance New Work Award, visit the coat check. Then we catch up with Christine Frederick of Alberta Aboriginal Arts for a conversation about indigenous representation in arts, liberal sensitivities, and the complicated lines that art sometimes has to cross.
The Expanse Festival is upon us! Join us for the next four days as we record from the coat check of the ATB Financial Arts Barns. Day One: We chat with Festival Director Murray Utas, Lobbyist cat-wrangler (ie: Stage Manager) Julie Ferguson, the cast of Nancy’ McAlear’s The Contract, and visiting members of Washington DC’s The Dance Exchange.
Paul braves the blanket fort and Fawnda‘s head cold for a rousing conversation about BEARS, Pyretic Productions‘ latest theatrical work which featured so much dance, we couldn’t resist covering it. Also: The line-up for the Expanse Movement Arts Festival has been released, and we’re pretty darn excited about it.
It’s the Year in Review episode! Paul and Fawnda share their thoughts on the year in dance, particularly the highlights. Among other things, they discuss the most affecting show of the season, the dancer with the best name, and the gal in town with dragon balls.
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!
We’re back for the final evening of Expanse, where Paul and Fawnda talk to a bevy of audience members about what they saw at the festival (stay tuned for stories of psychotic bedroom dancing–thanks Alison Kause!). We also attempt another Side Door Show play-by-play of Kyle Tennant’s performance piece titled Paint.
Also, please be aware that there are swears in this episode. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Paul and Fawnda give a PGA play-by-play of the Arts Barns lobby antics from the Side Door Project and The Traveler (Tony Olivares), and then pull in choreographer Deanna Peters to talk about her featured work: New Raw.
Also, there’s some explicit language in this episode. So, listener discretion is up to your discretion. You’ve been advised. Thanks for listening!
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.