An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

by Maja Staka Looking up at the cream-colored blanket hanging from a few simple threads, you see lights flickering through the diamond-shaped holes which decorate the woven fabric and can’t help but get lost in its shape: a kind of hypnotic sacred symmetry that resonates with power. Called “Akohp: A Blanket”, the work designed by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, an Oskâpêwis storyteller, multi-media artist, and activist, … Continue reading An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

Review: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ by Alberta Ballet | By Neha Kumari

Seconds before the show is due to begin the Artistic Director of the Alberta Ballet, Jean Grand-Maître, commands the audiences’ attention with his bright purple feather boa and sparkly sequined top hat promising the packed auditorium that they are in for a treat. His ensemble is a fitting tribute to Sir Elton John, as Love Lies Bleeding explores the rise to fame of the glam rock star and his journey coming to terms with … Continue reading Review: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ by Alberta Ballet | By Neha Kumari

Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ | By Collins Maina

It’s not truly Christmas season until the Sugar Plum Fairy’s graceful twirls, or a re-telling of Scrooge’s mistakes, arrest an audience’s attention somewhere. This year’s production of The Nutcracker by the Alberta Ballet, as choreographed by Edmund Stripe, successfully captured the magical highs and lows of the popular holiday adventure. On opening night (December 10th) the audience was drawn into a telling of Klara and … Continue reading Review: Alberta Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ | By Collins Maina

Musical Journey of Remembrance | By Erin Cripps-Woods

On the evening of November 8, 2014, a milestone was reached. This year marked the 25th year of the annual Lest We Forget Concert hosted at the Winspear Centre. The evening proved to be an unforgettable experience for this first-timer and passionate armed forces supporter. Upon entering the Winspear guests were greeted by the music of the Cosmopolitan Music Society’s Wednesday Band and conductor, Rita … Continue reading Musical Journey of Remembrance | By Erin Cripps-Woods

50(ish) First Dates… in #YEG | By Blue Knox

As an English and Political Science Major I love storytelling, and two of the most underrated places we can find the best storytelling are at job interviews and first dates. Now sometimes they’re not the most thrilling stories, but you never know until you take that leap of faith and put yourself out there. I’m sure my mother will read this, laugh, and think “what, … Continue reading 50(ish) First Dates… in #YEG | By Blue Knox