17 May

PEOPLE OF DJD – ALISON STONE

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. ALISON STONE Footprints Choreographer and PTP Alumni   1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? I came to DJD for the first time …

10 May

PEOPLE OF DJD – JAMIE FREEMAN CORMACK

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. JAMIE FREEMAN CORMACK Professional Training Program Director 1. WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU CAME TO DJD? When I was a teenager, Hannah, Michele and Sean …

26 Apr

PEOPLE OF DJD – KIM COOPER

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. KIMBERLEY COOPER DJD Artistic Director 1.WHY PUPPETS?   I still feel like I am just starting to discover what puppetry is and can be. I have …

18 Apr

MESSAGE FROM MIMIC CO-CREATORS KIMBERLEY COOPER & PETER BALKWILL 

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It feels like we have been talking about this show for some time. Kim was always going to Old Trout shows and noticing how the performers were in a state of dance connected with the puppets, and Pete has been sneaking into the tap classes at DJD for years trying to quench his desire to …

17 Apr

PEOPLE OF DJD – NATALIE PURSCHWITZ

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. NATALIE PURSCHWITZ Costume Designer WHAT WAS THE FIRST COSTUME PIECE YOU MADE FOR DJD?  One of the first pieces I made for DJD was a statue-like …

13 Apr

PEOPLE OF DJD – NICK FRASER

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. NICK FRASER Musical Director, Composer and Musician 1. WHAT IS YOUR HISTORY WITH DJD? The first show that I did with DJD was New Universe, in …

12 Apr

APRIL EVENTS AT THE DJD DANCE CENTRE

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APRIL EVENTS The DJD Dance Centre continues to be a true hub for the arts community in Calgary. Check out what’s happening throughout April: MIMIC, April 19 – May 5, 2018. 8:00PM – 10:00PM. An exciting new collaboration with Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, MIMIC fuses two highly physical wordless forms, performed …

9 Apr

PEOPLE OF DJD – Peter Balkwill

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PEOPLE OF DJD// There are many people that make up the community at the DJD Dance Centre. From artists, administrators, volunteers and beyond, these walls are pulsing with personality. PETER BALKWILL – Co- Creator of MIMIC Co-Artistic Director of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop 1. TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY, THE OLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP  …

1 Mar

MARCH EVENTS AT THE DJD DANCE CENTRE

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MARCH EVENTS AT THE DJD DANCE CENTRE The DJD Dance Centre continues to be a true hub for the arts community in Calgary. Check out what’s happening throughout March: MARCH 1 – 4th –  DJD DANCE CENTRE THEATRE THE OLD TROUTS PRESENT: JABBERWOCKY – BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK! Such is the frantic warning inscribed to us in …

27 Feb

BLACK AND WHITE BALL – STYLING BY ALDONA B

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Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – Black & White Ball Style Inspiration When DJD asked me to style and photograph some style inspiration for their upcoming Black & White Fundraiser Ball, I knew that I wanted to not only showcase some of my favourite local boutiques and designers, but to also show items that are versatile and …