Celebration of the Spoken Word: Slam Poetry Event Review

by Rita Neyer It’s a mild Wednesday evening in October. The heaters on most restaurant patios are already on. Around forty people have gathered at Kasbar, the downstairs Lounge at Yiannis on Whyte on an evening dedicated to the spoken (or sung) word. The sign on the door upstairs says ‘poetry.’ For the performers, it is the second slam event in two days. Their goal … Continue reading Celebration of the Spoken Word: Slam Poetry Event Review

The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

by Shrida Sahadevan I must have been seven or eight when I first walked through the heavy doors of the gigantic (especially at that age) museum-like building. The ceiling seemed endless and my eyes searched the foyer in anticipation. My parents took my hands and led me through the various rooms and exhibits. I vaguely remember learning about magnets and soil erosion and the Arctic. … Continue reading The Gigantic Building that Fostered my Love for Science

A Window into the Dance Scene: Reflections with Chan Hon Goh | By Shrida Sahadevan

On February 11-12th, young artists (aged 10-18) from the Edmonton ballet community were treated to a workshop series hosted by former Prima Ballerina of the National Ballet of Canada, Mrs. Chan Hon Goh. Now the Director of Goh Ballet Academy, Goh visited Edmonton as her fourth stop on a two week tour, providing young dancers a unique and unforgettable opportunity of working with one of Canada’s most prolific and gifted artists. As … Continue reading A Window into the Dance Scene: Reflections with Chan Hon Goh | By Shrida Sahadevan

Review: Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers Presents ‘Clara’s Dream’ | By Shrida Sahadevan

Many of us have seen at least one rendition of the magical world of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, a holiday classic. This year, the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers bring to life their enchanted Ukrainian folk ballet, Clara’s Dream, joined by esteemed artists of Edmonton’s Citie Ballet, Ukraine’s Virsky and Kyiv Ballet companies, Shumka alumni and young dancers from the Shumka School of Dance. Artist collaboration between choreographers Viktor Lytvynov (National Artist of … Continue reading Review: Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers Presents ‘Clara’s Dream’ | By Shrida Sahadevan

Welcome to Culture at The Wanderer | By Shrida Sahadevan

Imagine yourself in the front row of a Broadway musical in New York, witnessing magic come to life firsthand. Imagine staring at artwork crafted by one of the most famous painters of all time. You feel emotions surge through you as you find it wrenchingly difficult to tear yourself away. Imagine peering out from the curtains to see hundreds of faces in the sea of an audience. You … Continue reading Welcome to Culture at The Wanderer | By Shrida Sahadevan

Review: A Woman’s Journey as She “Fumbles Towards Ecstasy” | By Shrida Sahadevan

  Alberta Ballet has brought their new and improved version of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy to Edmonton, set to the music of Canadian singer, Sarah McLachlan. The production follows a woman’s journey through life, from her experiences with love for the first time to embracing mature love. Sarah McLachlan’s music was perfect for the production, as each of her songs depicted various stages in a woman’s life. … Continue reading Review: A Woman’s Journey as She “Fumbles Towards Ecstasy” | By Shrida Sahadevan

Stoking Your Inquisitive Fires | By Shrida Sahadevan

The University of Alberta’s Undergraduate Research Initiative will be presenting its Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA) November 3rd – 14th.  To celebrate the integral role research plays in postsecondary education, The Wanderer will be featuring the stories of talented undergraduates, sharing the meaning and impact of their experiences researching. All well-written research articles, well-supported research posters, and well-explained research presentations begin with the … Continue reading Stoking Your Inquisitive Fires | By Shrida Sahadevan