Writers Reflections

Peter Trosztmer answers some questions

Peter Trosztmer answers some questions

Peter Trosztmer: When did you start thinking of this piece? Why?   It began as a two separate research projects.  1) family research and history 2) research into mechanization and sound sculpture.    Could you talk about the set- machine and use of space in the piece?     The “machine” is a metaphor. The machine of war, a boat, displacement, cutting the […]

Lori Clarke answers some questions

Lori Clarke answers some questions

  Lori Clarke (multi disciplinary artist performing in Sarah Joy Stoker’s the worth of…) How do you mentally or physically prepare yourself for performance? Besides physical warm up I like to use vowel intonations to connect and align myself in my environment.  I also like to set the intention to offer myself, as broken as I am, as a channel […]

Joe Laughlin + Kevin Tookey answers some questions

Joe Laughlin + Kevin Tookey answers some questions

Kevin Tookey: How do you mentally or physically prepare yourself for performance? My performance day routine. Physically: Eat well, eat early. Don’t tire myself out by warming up too soon. Focus on blood flow, core engagement and balance. Leave the stretching for a non game day. Mentally: Good music, crossword puzzle. Keep the brain busy, keep the phone on airplane […]

Susanna Hood + Scott Thomson answers some questions

Susanna Hood + Scott Thomson answers some questions

Susanna Hood (dancer & choreographer): As a choreographer, what was one of your most memorable moments working with a dancer? Every time I witness a performer take full and playful ownership of work that we’ve created together, I am moved (sometimes to tears). To experience someone working in that transcendent state of equal parts vulnerability and self-possession is one of […]

Dulcinea Langfelder answers some questions

Dulcinea Langfelder answers some questions

Tell us about the most interesting location dance has taken you. Are you looking forward to anything particular visiting St John’s?  Zimbabwe. In 2009, when everyone was talking about Mugabe, cholera and an economy that had hit rock bottom (I came home with a wad of $1,000,000,000 notes).  While performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, we heard that the director of […]

Emily Deming says…

Emily Deming says…

  “Dance like no one is watching” may be fine for a bumper sticker, but dancing like you are in front of a thinking audience is a feat to be respected, and ….well, to be watched. Some of the best dance you will see is coming soon to St John’s. The Festival of New Dance is that crossover beast of […]

2014 BLOGGERS here they come….

2014 BLOGGERS here they come….

Few young songwriters pack more integrity and soul into their music as JOANNA BARKER. In 2010, the Grand Falls-Windsor native began sending waves through St. John’s with her ofttimes painstakingly earnest songs, which draw from various influences in folk, jazz, blues and country. By early 2012, she released her debut album “February”. Slated by The Newfoundland Herald as one of […]

Emily Deming – Ultimate Blogger 2014

Emily Deming – Ultimate Blogger 2014

EMILY DEMING lives in St John’s and writes for The Overcast. Her education is in Science with a vein of Poetry. Her last full time job was as a geophysicist specializing in using and teaching 3D visualization programs in the oil industry. Now she infuses gin with wild roses. She will be blogging during the Festival of New Dance and […]