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Theatre on the lamb, in the flesh

By Karoline Czerski

It started three years ago when young Eric Moschopedis approached One Yellow Rabbit guru Michael Green with a concept for the High Performance Rodeo. “Master Green,” we assume Eric said. “I have this great idea for your space.”And so, Moschopedis and his team, Bubonic Tourist, found themselves running a Rodeo sideshow of young, emerging artists,… Continue reading Theatre on the lamb, in the flesh

Local theatre spices up Pumphouse

By Eric Moschopedis

Local theatre company Maple Salsa’s latest production is more about "fucking" than anything else, according to University of Calgary graduate student and producer Ryan Beck. Co-director Anthony Gerbrandt concurs. "I guess the play is about relationships and what role sex plays," says Gerbrandt of The Blue Room. "[It’s] why we search for what we’re searching… Continue reading Local theatre spices up Pumphouse

Tourist explores city

By James Keller

Years ago, Calgary Mayor Al Duerr tried to institute a western day at local offices–similar to "casual Fridays"–in light of our reputation as a "cow town." A similar scene was visible when painted cows were scattered throughout downtown in the recent Udderly Art exhibition. According to University of Calgary Drama student Eric Moschopedis, these are… Continue reading Tourist explores city

New grad program a first in Canada

By Emily Senger

Performance is more than just theatre, and a new program at the University of Calgary plans to use this philosophy to study performance in everyday life. Beginning in September, the U of C will offer the first interdisciplinary performance studies graduate program in Canada. The program draws together members of the faculties of kinesiology, drama,… Continue reading New grad program a first in Canada

Body and the city

By Tiffany MacKay

Engaging theatre at its best, Bubonic Tourist’s newest presentation of innovative theatre encompasses movement, images and a soundscape.A Calgary-based group, they have taken their experiences at the University of Calgary and incorporated what they felt was a needed outlet for this type of theatre. Their newest production, Loss, Growth, Renewal, in the City, features the… Continue reading Body and the city

Busting into the performance world

By James Keller

You may not be familiar with the term "mutton busting," but you’ve probably seen it in action. During typical rodeo intermissions younger competitors ride sheep around the track wearing hockey helmets. And although there won’t be any sheep or helmets, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo will have Mutton Busting. "We are the young kids… Continue reading Busting into the performance world