Tag Archives: Common Ground Arts Society

‘Orchid, pause recording’: I Don’t Even Miss You, a Tiny Bear Jaws dance musical for a contactless world. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you think that the last two years have kicked the crap out of satire, think what they’ve done to speculative fiction. Or existential crises. With I Don’t Even Miss You, premiering in RISER Edmonton’s 2022 … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Miss You: love and legacy in a new multi-disciplinary ‘musical’ from Tiny Bear Jaws

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I can never go back to the person I was in 2020,” says Elena Belyea. And the world can’t go back to its old self either. Which brings her to “the central question: What do you … Continue reading

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‘It makes us vibrate, makes us feel’: The Power of the Drum from the Cuban Movements Dance Academy. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s no coincidence that Afro-Cuban drumming doesn’t involve drumsticks. It’s hands-on, literally and metaphorically. The power of the drum, as the show of that name onstage at the Westbury Theatre tells us, is that it shares … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: meet theatre creator/ designer Even Gilchrist

They’re young, adaptable, and creative. And as theatre returns in this late-pandemic grind, and the doors open to live audiences, we’ll be seeing the work of these theatre artists light up, and transform, the scene here, on- and backstage. You’ll … Continue reading

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What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Have a peek

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Oh, you know, the usual…. A new theatre is glowing from the inside out. Shows are ending their runs, a live season of Die-Nasty is about to begin, Opera … Continue reading

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Found: the festival of surprising encounters is back to live performance

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Searching for a find at Found…. It’s the 10th anniversary of a festival that has taken audiences to unexpected encounters with art and artists — in places they never expected to find themselves. The unconventional engagement, … Continue reading

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Breaking out of our cages: Night from Major Matt Mason in Rundle Park. A review..

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rundle Park on a cloudy night is an eerie place. A network of cement roads and parking lots, all abandoned. They seem to be holding at bay the woods, the dark tangle of trees, the taller … Continue reading

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The call of the wild: Night is live ‘drive-by’ theatre from Major Matt Mason

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Dusk is shading into dark, the break-out time. And the wilderness is encroaching. The solo play that opens late twilight Thursday in Rundle Park invites us into the mind of a person who feels themself straining … Continue reading

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Making indie theatre just got less lonely: RISER goes national and comes to Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even at the best of times (which I think we can all agree this is not) It’s hard, high-risk work producing indie theatre. Bright creative innovative ideas that find their natural habitat in independent theatre arrive … Continue reading

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The fun of real live theatre (socially distanced, of course): Chamber Obscura at the Found Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Special occasion: tonight was the night I got to see real live people in real live theatre. It felt so … radical. So cool. So Zoom-defiant. The play is Chamber Obscura, a 15-minute gothic folk thriller, … Continue reading

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