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ID 13888
Date May 9, 2024
Title Behind the Scenes with Party Time – A Follow-Up with Costume Designer Hannah Fisher
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-party-time-a-follow-up-with-costume-designer-hannah-fisher/
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Summary Now that Party Time is entering its final week at the DJD Dance Centre, we sat down with Costume Designer Hannah Fisher to learn more about the completed pieces that came were created by our wardrobe team, as well as get her thoughts on being a part of this wild performance. Check out the full interview below and click here to check out our first interview with Hannah.
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ID 13827
Date April 30, 2024
Title DJD’s Party Time gets the seats shaking in downtown Calgary
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/djds-party-time-gets-the-seats-shaking-in-downtown-calgary/
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Summary Decidedly Jazz Danceworks threw a pretty catchy party Saturday night. The Calgary dance company’s new show Party Time is a kind of celebration of springtime and it was hard not to watch the company’s dancers trace out the steps of a night on the town and feel a little spring in your step, no matter how close we are to the tax filing deadline (Tuesday!). In fact, at DJD’s gorgeous 12th Avenue...
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ID 13820
Date April 25, 2024
Title Decidedly Jazz Danceworks discovers its inner party animal with new production
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/decidedly-jazz-danceworks-discovers-its-inner-party-animal-with-new-production/
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Summary The image of a drunken party-dweller with a lampshade drunkenly perched on their head at a party may seem a bit old-fashioned. Nevertheless, it was one of the ideas — perhaps indirectly — that first inspired Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Kimberly Cooper when it came to choreographing the company’s newest production, Party Time. The piece, set to live music composed by Carsten Rubeling, has a simple premise on the surface: A...
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ID 13816
Date April 19, 2024
Title Party Time, new show by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, aims to be ‘a spectacular spectacle’
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/party-time-new-show-by-decidedly-jazz-danceworks-aims-to-be-a-spectacular-spectacle/
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Summary Decidedly Jazz Danceworks wants Calgary to celebrate spring with Party Time. That’s not only a state of mind, it’s also the title of the dance company’s new show, which opens Thursday night. The company’s press release describes the show as “a spectacular spectacle about the life of a party with smokin’ hot dance and live music.” It all unfolds over the course of a single evening at a house party,...
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ID 13744
Date April 18, 2024
Title CKUA – The Upload with Kate Stevens – Musical Director Carsten Rubeling Discusses Party Time
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/ckua-the-upload-with-kate-stevens-musical-director-carsten-rubeling-discusses-party-time/
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ID 13695
Date April 12, 2024
Title Party Time – Musician Biographies
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/party-time-musician-biographies/
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Summary Carsten Rubeling – Musical Director, Keys, Trombone Carsten Rubeling is one of Canada’s most active and dynamic trombonists and composers. Originally from Rocky Mountain House Alberta, Carsten performs a wide array of styles from jazz and classical music to salsa, hip-hop and nearly everything in between. His recorded works as a leader include VOLK//PEOPLE (2019) and Headwaters (2022), both on Inner Ocean Records. After last year’s Nervous Systems, this is Carsten’s second...
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ID 13691
Date April 12, 2024
Title Party Time – Artistic Director’s Message
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/party-time-artistic-directors-message/
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Summary Welcome. Joy and wonder are crucial to our existence. As I and many other people have said, it is the role of the artist to make us think, to lift us up and give us a chance to escape, to say things words can’t. William Parker, a brilliant and prolific jazz artist with whom we have collaborated with a couple of times, once said to me — artists are like...
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ID 13661
Date April 10, 2024
Title Behind the Scenes with Party Time – Interview with Costume Designer Hannah Fisher
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-party-time-interview-with-costume-designer-hannah-fisher/
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Summary Party Time Costume Designer Hannah Fisher is a Prairie designer, visual storyteller and creator whose work spans performance mediums like dance, circus, drag and theatre. Heavily influenced by nature, memoir writing, the idea of smallness, “street” and the residual grit of body and memory, her work explores the sensibilities between colour, texture and form. Hannah’s artistic voice grew from a background of visual art at Emily Carr University of Art...
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ID 13191
Date January 23, 2024
Title Behind the Scenes with Olio – Interview with Costume Designer Hannah Fisher
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-olio-interview-with-costume-designer-hannah-fisher/
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Summary Olio Costume Designer Hannah Fisher is a Prairie designer, visual storyteller and creator whose work spans performance mediums like dance, circus, drag and theatre. Heavily influenced by nature, memoir writing, the idea of smallness, “street” and the residual grit of body and memory, her work explores the sensibilities between colour, texture and form. Hannah’s artistic voice grew from a background of visual art at Emily Carr University of Art and...
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ID 13037
Date January 15, 2024
Title Behind the Scenes with Olio – Interviews with Choreographers
Url https://www.decidedlyjazz.com/blog/behind-the-scenes-with-olio-interviews-with-choreographers/
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Summary We sat down with Olio choreographers Kaja Irwin, Sabrina Naz Comănescu, Catherine Hayward and Deanne Walsh to learn more about each of their pieces and what audiences can expect from this collection of dances and music for you to dig. Kaja Irwin Company Dancer and Show Choreographer Kaja is a Winnipeg-born dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. Deciding to pursue a career in dance after completing her B.A. in Political Science,...
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