Dreamin' of a riot // Ryan Parker

Fatboy

When Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi premièred on December 10, 1896, in Paris—a city then-unfamiliar with things like absurdism and modernism, because they didn’t quite exist yet—its one-night run...
An artifact awaiting a ritual // Nika Blasser, dc3 Art Projects

A city in motion

As a city—the collection of structures and pathways we’ve set our lives both in and around—Edmonton is in motion, in flux. It seems impossible not to have been impeded by at least some of the e...
arts-retake

Retake

It was at a 2013 workshop with Calgary dancer Helen Husak, in town and teaching at the Expanse Movement Festival, where the power of memory as a launchpad for dance first resonated with Anastasia May...

Frack no

Though currently being touted as the key to a new age of energy access, the process of hydraulic fracking—injecting a superheated mix of water, chemicals and sand into the ground to break up shale de...
We all go through Phases

The phases of Phases

In its beginnings, Fine5 Dance Theatre was a different company altogether. “We started a contemporary dance company in 1991, but it worked only one year,” René Nõmmik explains. “And...
Old country meets new sonics

The Dungarees give that old time feeling

The Dungarees was going to be a cover band. A fun escape from the pressure of music-as-a-career for the likes of Robb Angus—of the now defunct Wheat Pool—and James Murdoch, which is how the former pi...
Laurence Miall

Family detatchment

Though Laurence Miall didn’t set out to craft a churlish figure at the heart of his debut novel, he isn’t denying that that’s pretty much the case. “I’m aware that’...