Experimental improv, but good-experimental.  // Andrew Paul

Bonfire Improv Festival: A Fire Rises

Between last year’s transition from the Varscona to the Citadel, Rapid Fire Theatre’s creative energy behind the Bonfire festival was lost on picking up the pieces from the big move. Bonf...
Ready for take off // Rocky Mountain Snowkite

Go fly a kite

At 68 years old, Vince Herchmer admits he makes an unusual poster child for kite skiing. Searching for images of the sport, after all, conjures a mosaic of snapshots that look straight out of the X G...
// ©iStockphoto.com/lilly3

Know your snow

Daniel McKenna moved to Banff by following a familiar path: he came to ski for six weeks after graduating university and never looked back. The mountains always captivated McKenna, but he stayed for ...
Cute and fast  // ©iStockphoto.com/RobertYoungPhotos

Join the pack

Amanda Sinclair got her start in dog sledding in the middle of summer. In a stripped-down golf cart, harnessed to eight dogs—with no brakes—18-year-old Sinclair went on a ride to remember. “So ...
Come, all ye drag queens // Ian Jackson, EPIC

With Bells On

Until Sun, Dec 22 (8 pm; 2 pm Sunday matinee) Roxy Theatre, $20 Don’t let the shimmering boob tassels fool you: this drag queen is not as open as her get-up may suggest. Natasha, a seven-foot-t...
arts-With-Bells-On---Credit-Ian-Jackson,-EPIC-

With bells on

An accidental Christmas story Darrin Hagen wrote a Christmas play; Darrin Hagen hates Christmas. To be fair, Hagen didn’t mean to. The 30-year drag veteran wrote in the initial stage directions...
Making up make 'em ups

Rapid Fire Theatre

Joe Vanderhelm has been improvising with Rapid Fire Theatre for 14 years. For Vanderhelm, current associate artistic director (youth), exciting things came from young beginnings—a theme constan...

Edmonton Gets Felt Up

Simon Glassman is surprisingly comfortable talking about puppet sex. In the middle of Churchill Square, surrounded by kids and their families at the Street Performers Festival, this feat is all the m...
Fleet feet on display at Feats

Feats Festival of Dance

Primetime television is peppered with dance reality shows and twerking lessons are among the most popular how-to's on YouTube.  No longer confined to the pros in dance studios or urban scene...