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Connections//Collisions Cabaret

Connections//Collisions
New interdisciplinary works curated by Josh Languedoc

Get tickets to MZD’s next CONNECTIONS//COLLISIONS Cabaret, curated by Josh Languedoc! Featuring a variety of artists, this series welcomes audiences to experience a series of new art pieces.

Cabaret Theme
For this upcoming cabaret artists will work with the theme: Transports: Travelling, journeying from one space to another, public transportation, the grey area that happens while someone/something is in transition from one point to another!

Featured artists
Janita Frantsi
Viktoria Grynenko
Charlee Queen
Jacqueline Ohm
Marynia Fekecz
Jason Romero
Cydnee Chaulk
Deanna Ketsa
Good Women Dance Collective
Claudia Kulay
Hebert Poll Gutierrez

CURATORIAL STATEMENT//Josh Languedoc
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Event details:
April 27
$25 | $20 MZD Members
Doors | 7 PM
Show | 7:30 PM
Mile Zero Dance, 9931-78 Avenue
Get tickets in advance online! A limited quantity will be available at the door.

“We’re in a pivotal time right now. So much history is whizzing by us at such a fast pace. So much our bodies are absorbing. There is no better time to create art and be a part of the change!

Mile Zero Dance is hosting a new incubation Cabaret called Connections//Collisions, curated by Josh Languedoc. In these challenging times, the body knows all and the body can express what text cannot.

Featuring a variety of artists, this exciting new series will welcome new audiences to experience a series of multiple new art pieces.”

Thank you to the Edmonton Community Foundation for supporting the new cabaret series at Mile Zero Dance.

Image | Connections//Collisions Cabaret, December 2023, Photo: Mat Simpson

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Date & Time:
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
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Featuring

Josh Languedoc

This series curated by Josh Languedoc. “Originally called The Dirt Buffet Cabaret, this new cabaret is all about breathing new life into art and our current world. As we navigate a radically rapid changing landscape, art is the best way to respond to the world around us. Often, the body knows the truth. This new cabaret series, with alternating themes each time, showcases new and daring works by a variety of artists. Meant to be an incubation process for artists to explore themes of societal change and embodied empowerment, this cabaret will feature movement pieces, solo pieces, and cross-disciplinary explorations between artists."

Janita Frantsi

Janita Frantsi is a contemporary dance artist originally from Finland and now based in Amiskwacîwâskahikan. During her time in Edmonton, Janita has worked as a dancer with several companies, such as KO Dance Projects, Mile Zero Dance, and Edmonton Opera. She has created works for the SkirtsAFire Festival, Good Women’s Creative Incubator, MZD’s Magpie Collection, Nextfest, Orchesis Dance, Madrigal Singers, and Choir Alberta and has also performed at the Edmonton Fringe, Play the Fool, and Walterdale From Cradle to Stage festivals. Some of Janita’s latest work has been with dance and film, with her most recent film, One With, receiving the Best Edmonton Film Award at the International Festival of Winter Cinema 2023. Janita has a Master of Arts in Dance from the University of Alberta that continues to inspire her to explore new spaces and ways for dance to exist in our world.

Jacqueline Ohm

Jacqueline Ohm, a dedicated visual and sound artist, has cultivated her practice over the past two decades. Although not formally trained, she has carved a path in both mediums, guided by a commitment to remain curious in her work and authentic in her approach. Jacqueline is inspired by the mundane and profound, harvesting ideas from daily life and her philosophical conversations with friends. Prior to becoming a mother in 2012, Jacqueline collaborated with numerous photographers across North America and Europe, and since motherhood she exclusively works with local film photographer, Sandy Phimester. Under her musical guise, Conjvr, she explores the realms of electric guitar and loop pedals, writing songs about her work in academia, archetypes and her travels. Recently, she's rediscovered her musical roots through classical piano, finding delight in spontaneous composition. In the past year, Jacqueline has been building on her illustration portfolio by experimenting with animated shorts to accompany recent musical work.

Hebert Poll Gutierrez

Hebert Poll Gutierrez is a Cuban author, storyteller, poet, and playwright with 19 years of experience currently based in Calgary. He believes in the power of stories and theater to shape reality. Art is his strategy to defend his triple cultural identity: His identity as an artist, a Cuban, and Afro-descendant. Some of his writings appear in magazines and more than 20 anthologies from Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, Spain, the United States, Mexico, Germany, and other countries. Companies from Latin America, Europe, and Canada have represented his theater scripts. He is a member of several cultural organizations in Canada and was named Calgary’s Artist of the Month in December 2021 by the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI).

Viktoria Grynenko

Viktoria Grynenko is a multifaceted Ukrainian-born artist based in Edmonton. She performs in various genres as a soloist, in chamber groups and large ensembles. Continuing on her PhD thesis (University of Alberta, 2021) which explored the relationship between violin and dance, Viktoria is actively involved in multi-disciplinary projects with dancers. In August 2023 Viktoria released her debut album “Violin in Movement”. Currently she is working on four musicological publications, recording an album of contemporary Ukrainian music, various chamber projects, and teaching of her violin studio and YONA Sistema.


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Date & Time:
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
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