Paul and Fawnda take in Alberta Ballet‘s The Three Musketeers, David Nixon’s new, slightly odd, and swashbuckling take on the classic, plus a rundown of all the dance happenings coming up in Edmonton (PS: There’s a LOT of dance coming up. And we’re not even talking about The Nutcracker yet.)
A rare treat in this week’s episode: Paul sits down to talk with acclaimed Canadian dance legend Peggy Baker. She’s in town doing intensives with the Good Women Dance Collective and Orchesis Dance and we were very glad to have run into her.
Paul and Fawnda talk accessibility, inclusivity, and (dis)abilities after taking in (Dis)Integration: A thoughtful and provoking performance presented by mindhive collective and the Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton (a.k.a. CRIPSiE).
We invite Trent Wilkie into the blanket fort to discuss Alberta Ballet‘s Don Quixote and the opening of BWDC‘s season with Toronto Dance Theatre‘s fascinating Eleven Accords. (Also we learn that Fawnda has no idea how to describe time signatures — especially in Steve Reich music.)
Paul and Fawnda talk performance art vs. contemporary dance after seeing Blair Brennan and Brian Webb‘s collaboration, An Unlearned Human Language, as part of Latitude 53‘s Visualeyez Performance Art Festival.
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.