Volume 26 Issue 2 - October 2020


Following the Goldberg trail from Gould to Lang Lang; Measha Brueggergosman and Edwin Huizinga on face to face collaboration in strange times; diggings into dance as FFDN keeps live alive; "Classical unicorn?" - Luke Welch reflects on life as a Black classical pianist; Debashis Sinha's adventures in sound art; choral lessons from Skagit Valley; and the 21st annual WholeNote Blue Pages (part 1 of 3) in print and online. Here now. And, yes, still in print, with distribution starting Thursday October 1.

about audio storytelling that can connect with our

audience in a very different way.”

Online album: Another new audio project dear

to the artistic director’s heart is [in]verse, a collaborative

online album featuring poems chosen and

read by celebrated Canadian and International

dance artists, set to classical music selections

arranged and performed by Canadian cellist Arlen

Hlusko. Hearing Ibrahimof talk about the impact

this project had on him personally made me want

to listen to it right away.

“I had never heard these people that I know

so well in this light before,” he said,’and it really

made me know them better. From the poem that

they chose, the way that they delivered it, the way

I could tell it meant something important to them,

it revealed something new to me about them as

artists and as people. I think getting to know the

people behind the art form, their stories and inspirations,

their connections to the wider world is

really important, and this year gave us the opportunity

to dig deeply into that.”

With such a passionate and enthusiastic artistic

director and such an ambitious innovative program,

the Fall for Dance Festival is growing at a good pace

into the role it aspires to, of being a true nexus for

dance in Canada in an international context.

FFDN runs from September 28 to October 18.

All streamed content will remain available online

on demand until the end of the festival only.

Everything is free except the Signature Program for

whichsingle tickets are $15; watch party packages

are $150. For more information and a full schedule

please see the FFDN website at www.ffdn.com

Jennifer Parr is a Toronto-based director,

dramaturge, fight director and acting coach,

brought up from a young age on a rich mix of

musicals, Shakespeare and new Canadian plays.

Red Sky at Canstage High Park

Red Sky Performance performs October 9 to 11 in High Park, premieres

Jara Wolfe’s Flow at FFDN (October 3 livestream)


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