Coming to you straight from the moon! Paul and Fawnda dig into Cite Ballet‘s Enigma and the legendary Paul Taylor Dance Company‘s first-ever showing in Alberta, along with the help of some colourful balloons. Modern and dance helium: way to lighten the mood, right?
There’s a bug in the tent! Join Paul and Fawnda as they launch into a review of BWDC’s presentation of Solitudes: Solo, Daniel Léveillé‘s barely-clothed series of lone dancers in the “cross-fit of contemporary dance.”
We’re back with a jam-packed episode to start Season 3. Paul and Fawnda regale with tales from Isabelle Van Grimde’s the Body in Question(s)2, co-presented by BWDC and the U of A Museums. We ponder the release of Canada Council’s recent Yes I Dance survey (and its accompanying Interactive Dance Wheel), and finally round up all the dance events (and dancey-sorta things) to look forward to in #yeg for start of the 2015-16 season.
After a springtime hiatus we return to dish The Houston Ballet‘s La Bayadere, and things come full circle for our hosts with Nancy Sandercock’s Frost Flowers/Arctic Death Machine (all the way back to Season One, Episode One, baby).
And now for something completely different: This week the IDGI team looks into the recent and sudden release of Citie Ballet‘s artistic directors, Francois and Laurence Chevennement. We talk to a number of people—including Citie’s Chair Trudy Callaghan, current Board member and former dancer Peter Akai, past board member Kathy Metzger-Corriveau, and former Citie Ballet dancer Danica Marlow—for perspectives on what this restructuring means for the company.
You can also find the official press release from Citie Ballet here.
We wrap up our time at Expanse 2015 with a round-up of reflections, reactions, and musings about Edmonton’s only multi-day movement arts celebration. Talk about the body, the feminine, and the abundance of soloists abounds.