We wrapped up the coldest February in decades with the anticipated return of Mercury Opera to Chez Pierre; this time the company impressed with La bohème set as a 1979 East Village artist-romp. And poet Brandon Wint’s Alive! collaboration at Mile Zero Dance brought tears to the eyes of special guests from Let’s Get Lit (Edmonton’s delightful poetry podcast). Keep those mittens on, and enjoy!
Aaand we’re back! We ring in the new year with a rousing round of questions from Liz Nicholl’s annual Holiday Theatre Quiz, plus reviews of Malachite Theatre’s site-specific Macbeth and the quadruple-decker dance treat ReLoCate, presented by Mile Zero Dance. There’s much to look forward to in 2019, folks—get your pencils ready!
Check out Liz Nicholls’ 12thnight.ca Theatre Quiz here.
It’s a crossover episode! Fawnda is joined by APN bud Shane Lawrence of the Ed Podcast to talk dance education with Jodie Vandekerkove and Gerry Morita of Mile Zero Dance on their outreach work in Edmonton schools. There’s no “5, 6, 7, 8…” in these classes, folks.
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Photo by Natasha Dixon.
Get ready to discuss what to do when you wake up drunk in a BBQ cover in your neighbour’s backyard as we discuss Toy Guns Dance Theatre’s remount of Fortuitous Endings: What To Do When You Wake Up Drunk In A BBQ Cover In Your Neighbour’s Backyard. Also, we check out Mile Zero Dance’s Remix where we find out how choreographers from Montreal and St. John’s, NL interpret the works of two local artists side-by-side.
Paul and Fawnda take in a jam-packed weekend of dance performances, starting off with the double bill Retake, comprised of “Memory Folds” by Anastasia Maywood and Krista Posyniak‘s “When I Told You Everything I Lied and Drank Heavily.” And, opening its 30th season, Mile Zero Dance invited their far-flung friends Fine 5 Dance Theatre from Estonia to perform the award-winning triptych, Phases.
Season 2 is upon us! Paul and Fawnda spew a whirlwind round-up of the upcoming #yegdance season for the rest of 2014, and we offer a special interview that we had over summer with the ladies of Montreal’s weekly dance podcast Dirty Feet.
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.
Fawnda and Paul are back at it after moving the blanket fort across the city and snagging the Yeggie Award for Best in Arts & Culture, covering Body Traks by Tony Olivares Dance and Devi presented by the Thousand Faces Festival. Lots in store before the close of the season, so listen close for details about Mile Zero Dance‘s SHO-TEL and Dance at Nextfest.
Fawnda takes Omar Mouallem to his first dance show ever, butchers Robert Rauschenberg’s name, and covers the history of the term “interpretive dance,” all while covering Mile Zero Dance’s presentation of CAGE’D.