Dancing the Alberta budget blues with Mile Zero Dance

Alberta’s new budget slashes funding for the arts and I went on a rant about it. Then I have a wonderful conversation with Gerry Morita, artistic director of Mile Zero Dance Society, about their upcoming season. Contemporary dance is fascinating both to experience and to talk about, and this conversation is no exception. Along the way we talk about punk shows, climate protests, that creepy girl from The Ring, treadmills, old Italian men, and more.

 

Show notes and listings:

Mel’s Twitter rant

Mel’s review of Fight Night

Mel’s review of E Day

E Day, Serial Collective, The Roxy on Gateway, until Oct 27

Simone et le Whole Shebang, L’Uni Théâtre, La Cité, until Oct 26

Fight Night, Citadel Theatre, until Oct 27

Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs, Northern Light Theatre, Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns, until Nov 2

The Roommate, Shadow Theatre, Varscona Theatre, until Nov 10

Oblivion, Mile Zero Dance, Spazio Performativo, Oct 25 – 26

The Ballad of Peachtree Rose, Workshop West, Backstage Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns, Oct 30 – Nov 10

Frankenstein, Alberta Ballet, Jubilee Auditorium, Oct 31 – Nov 2

Six, Citadel Theatre, Nov 1 – 24

The Particulars, Punctuate! Theatre, La Cité, Nov 1 – 2

Running Piece, Mile Zero Dance, Spazio Performativo, Nov 1 & 8

Blithe Spirit, Concordia University, Al and Trish Huehn Theatre, Nov 1 – 10

 


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