Free Flow Jan 2004 Newsletter
Well I hope that everyone had a terrific holiday season and that the New Year brings endless opportunities for you all! I had a very busy but enjoyable vacation in Ontario. I managed to spend time with almost everyone I know and still managed to get out to my sister’s place for her violin and piano concerts and to my parent’s lovely cabin for three days over Christmas.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kathleen, Mo and Holly for letting me couch surf (yet again) during my stay in Toronto. It was great seeing you all again!
New Year Flapper Style
The show went over very well and featured performers including crowd fav Ari Bacalo (also my costume designer – did my fabulous flapper dress), Returning was Dave Strutt with Razzle Dazzle and Mo Moore with Mr. Cellophane. Flappers and Murderesses included Daf Summers, Kathleen Oudit (despite ending up at emergency with an asthma attack later on) Holly Treddenick (of Free Flow fame) along with Myself, Robin Pittis, Linda Moss, Ana and Emily. Congrats to all of you on a terrific performance!
Highlights of the performance include singer songwriter Jessi Brown (my friend from Saskatoon), The dynamic and dazzling Charleston, The Laurel and Hardy Burlesque show and the Startlingly sexy Cell Block Tango. A surprise act featured Robin Pittis (quite convincingly in drag) reciting a very fun poem about a 1920’s prostitute.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this party a huge success! I look forward to next year’s party. (Rumor has it that it just might be a sock hop – greasers and poodle skirts all the way!)
Back to school
I am also very pleased to say that I have received funding from the Sask Arts Board to do three months of research on dance styles of the Vaudeville and Follies genre. This project will be beginning in April. It is the first tier of a three-tier project, which will include creation and production in the later tiers. I am extremely excited about delving into the history of these entertaining and fun and yes, sometimes bizarre dance forms. If you have any books or information for me please don’t hesitate to send it on to me!
I am applying for the Saskatoon Fringe Festival this year! I will be co-producing a show with local choreographer Tina Bertoncini (as long as we get chosen in the lottery!) The festival runs during the beginning of August in Saskatoon.
Well this update should find an end soon……
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