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Fluid Festival balances caution with high hopes to generate beautiful movement

Fluid Festival artistic producer Nicole Mion talks about the 2018 fest, which kicks off Thursday, October 18, in Calgary.

Jan Derbyshire is certifiably funny

A review of Certified, the new solo show by Jan Derbyshire.

‘When we talk about our emotions, it’s always one feeling at a time.’

Playwright, standup comic and actor Jan Derbyshire talks about Certified, her new solo performance coming to Calgary March 15.

Old Trout journey to Jabberwocky took a few twists

The journey to Jabberwocky was long and arduous for The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, and included death, Denmark, Roman ruins, a Parisian hip-hop act and a terror attack in Nice.

Carving a Troutish vision out of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop are back in Calgary with two shows in February, Twelfth Night and Jabberwocky. The Trouts talk about their unique Trout-ish vision of life.

Why NAFTA needs to hum a new tune on bar bands

  NAFTA needs to hum a new tune on bar bands. I know, I know, I know - there are so many more important things to talk about than bar bands. Softwood lumber, automobile parts, newsprint, yada yada, craft beer,... Continue Reading →

Fluid Festival 2017: storytelling with bodies in motion

A wrap up of the 2017 Fluid Festival, which closed in Calgary Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fluid Festival recipe: a double-dose of Montreal, three parts prairies, and a conversation about dance

The Fluid Festival¬† October 18-28 by Stephen Hunt Bodies tell cool stories too. Calgary, beginning October 18, will be the epicenter of a conversation about dance, when The Fluid Festival opens with a trio of performances. At 7p.m. the Prairie... Continue Reading →

Patti Derbyshire

For Patti Derbyshire the question is wrong. Sitting outside Amato Gelato, on Kensington Road in Calgary, I ask her if she lives a creative life. She shrugs. Source: Patti Derbyshire

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