Writers Reflections

OPENING NIGHT: Fou Glorieux by Mack Furlong

OPENING NIGHT: Fou Glorieux by Mack Furlong

  Fanboy confession – I’ve been wishing Louise Lecavalier would dance in Newfoundland since first seeing her in a video of Human Sex, a piece she performed with La La La Human Steps in 1985. Last night, my wish came true as her company, Fou Glorieux, danced So Blue, a piece conceived and choreographed by Lecavalier and performed and created […]

FND Newsletter: September 29, 2015

FND Newsletter: September 29, 2015

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FND Newsletter: September 9, 2015

FND Newsletter: September 9, 2015

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Introducing our Guest Writers for 2015

Introducing our Guest Writers for 2015

Each year we invite some local non-dance artists to share their perspectives on the work presented at the Festival. Check back each day to read their impressions of the previous night’s performance. Go ahead and engage with our writers and create an online cross-discipline dialogue about art and performance. JOANNA BARKER is a young songwriter with ofttimes painstakingly earnest songs, […]

Closing night: The Women Speak.  Emily Deming

Closing night: The Women Speak. Emily Deming

photo by jill willcott   Emily Deming Closing night: The Women Speak. With one last piece of multidisciplinary dance yet to come (Scott Thomson, Susanna Hood performing in Marlene Creates’Boreal Forest on Monday at 1 pm) and the next arts festival in town kicking off this Tuesday night, Saturday’s “Closing”night performances were more of a segue than an ending. And what […]

Saturday Night Jo Leslie, Louise Moyes by Joanna Barker

Saturday Night Jo Leslie, Louise Moyes by Joanna Barker

photo by jill willcott    Joanna Barker – Closing Night Well! I love sirens and siren stories. I was immediately intrigued by the first of two performances choreographed by festival animateur, Jo Leslie. I feel the spirit of the siren was truly captured by the movements of the dancer, Robyn Breen. It was all very sensual and fluid. I appreciated […]

605 Collective – by Ailsa Craig

605 Collective – by Ailsa Craig

photo by jill willcott 605 Collective by Ailsa Craig In the darkness, 605 Collective’s Inheritor Album starts with a low deep thrumming, the kind of thrum that fills the theatre, sounding somehow like rushing blood and reverberating through your chest and belly. As the dance begins, a moving line of light traces and retraces a circle on the stage, and […]

Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin give insight – Inheritor Album

Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin give insight – Inheritor Album

Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin: What spurred this investigation into ideas of inheritance? Inheritor is such a rich and loaded word, and it really resonated with us on many levels. As dancers working with bodies, it felt relevant even just considering how this DNA that was passed down to us now dictates to an extent how we move. However, the […]

Lois Brown talks about working on EESTI: Myths and Machines

Lois Brown talks about working on EESTI: Myths and Machines

Lois Brown: I met Peter Trosztmer, trying to cast Broken Accidents. In a fit of mutual frustration to cast the male lead, I asked my collaborator Sarah Stoker: “In all of Canada, who do you want to dance with?” She said: “Peter Trosztmer.” I said: “Call him.” She did, he said yes. During the six-week development, when we were not […]

Sarah Joy Stoker answers some questions

Sarah Joy Stoker answers some questions

Sarah Joy Stoker: What is the most memorable comment (good or bad) an audience member has given you? 
 “avec courage” Tell us about the most interesting location dance has taken you. 
 Mount Saint Hillaire, Quebec, staying in a highway motel with a dozen international artists for a week together doing site specific, environmentally fueled art actions and installations. […]