It’s not a horse show. Except it is a horse show. Paul and Fawnda return for a special summer episode to dish about Odysseo, the equine ballet currently taking up a fair amount of space in Edmonton’s east end.
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 and Paul stumble upon Lara Kramer‘s powerful and disturbing dance/theatre piece “Native Girl Syndrome“, a one-night only showing presented by Alberta Aboriginal Arts as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. They got it–they got it hard. Plus a round-up of dance events to look forward to throughout April in #yeg.
Plus, Paul sees Alberta Ballet‘s production of Giselle. It’s his first classical ballet and the experience leads him to debate with Fawnda about whether ballet needs to evolve to remain relevant. Have a listen and let us know what you think!
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!