Alberta Ballet solves the annual writer’s dilemma of finding unique ways to cover The Nutcracker by casting our hosts in the opening party scene. Paul sees the show for the first time from both sides of the stage, and Fawnda gets hooked into a big, gold dress—all in this very special holiday episode.
Paul and Fawnda take in Broadway Across Canada’s Flashdance the Musical. They got it—but does it even matter? Also an extra special announcement about our inglorious hosts taking the stage next month, and a couple up and comings for your December.
Paul and Fawnda take in a full weekend of dance: Good Women Dance Collective‘s Convergence with Rebecca Sawdon‘s table-monster-beast, followed by Brian Webb Dance Company‘s Prairie Dance Circuit, featuring orgasms, live birth,vomiting and ejacu… other everyday bodily functions. Enjoy!
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.)