Surviving the Field

Surviving the FieldWritten by : Melissa Monteros Okay, is this happening to anyone else? I’m losing my mind trying to keep up with all the roles required of me to create and present artistic work. Don’t get me wrong - I don’t mean this as a complaint but more as an observation. I have always...

I Know Girl…I Know!

I Know Girl... I Know!By : Amanda Cordner // @theamandacordner Can you give us a sneak peek into the script? What's your favourite thing about Calgary? These are just two of the questions we asked Amanda Cordner of madonnanera to answer. madonnanera is our third group to perform in the program NEXT STAGE, with a fierce, sensual and...

The Shawn Special

The Shawn SpecialWritten by: Shawn Petsche // @shawnoftheshred 1.  If you could live in any era in history, which one would it be and why? I can't imagine leaving my current group of friends or traveling back to an even less progressive time. However, as someone whose passion and work lies in music and the...

Puppets, Paper & Pizza

What inspires local artists? What are their secret indulgences? These are just two of the questions we asked Pape & Taper Productions, who are our second group to perform in the program NEXT STAGE, with a satirical and macabre style puppet show in the Studio. Describe your Performance  Timmy and Tommy are two ordinary kids from un-extraordinary town who...

The Dumbest Person in the Room

The Dumbest Person in the Roomor 10 Things You Don't Know About Ken CameronWritten by : Ken Cameron // @productiveobsession 1. What part of Calgary do you live in and what do you love about it? I live in Ramsay, that quiet neighbourhood nestled between the railroad tracks and the Stampede Grounds that everyone thinks...

Designing Metamorphoses

Designing Metamorphoses Written by : Sarah Uwadiae, MFA student After studying Theatre Arts at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria, I moved to Canada to pursue my MFA in Theatre Design at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. I started designing costumes during my MFA program. Prior to my thesis project,...

A Paper Covered World

What inspires local artists? What are their secret indulgences? These are just two of the questions we asked Kyra and Quinn, who will be kicking off our new program NEXT STAGE, with an incredible dance piece in the Studio. Describe your Performance  We are using dance as a medium to explore social topics, which is new...

How to be an artist.

How to be an artist.Written by: M. Eileen Murray // @emurray67 During my childhood, I was always making something or creating ‘a’ something out of nothing. When I wasn’t raiding gardens or eating snow, I was knitting long scarves that were never quite straight; crocheting silhouetted ladies with pot holder skirts or painting ceramic Holly...

Art / Writing

Art / WritingWritten by : Lisa Baldissera // @contemporarycalgary @C_Calgary What is the purpose of writing?  And why write about art? Writing is placemaking; language is about occupying (for better and worse) and originating culture, using forms which themselves produce meanings.   Writing is a welcoming in, it is a form of hospitality and care.  It...
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