Dig into behind-the-scenes stores and chat with artists and more who will be gracing the stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, a gorgeous 731 seat theatre located in the heart of the Cowichan region.
We are delighted to have Cowichan-Malahat-Langford Member of Parliament, Alistair MacGregor, on the pod to share his insights into the ongoing struggle for arts workers during COVID-19, the importance of culture in his own life, and his early memories of visiting the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.
Once again, Kirsten Schrader, the Manager of the Arts and Culture Division of the CVRD and Cowichan Performing Arts Centre leads the discussion with our MP and asks great questions about what it's like to conduct parliamentary business over Zoom and the role of the federal government in supporting cultural institutions like ours.
We are honoured to welcome North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring, to share his insights into what it means to be a leader during a time of crisis, the importance of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, and the incredible value the arts has in our civic lives. It's a great and very optimistic conversation.
Once again, Kirsten Schrader, the Manager of the Arts and Culture Division of the CVRD and Cowichan Performing Arts Centre leads the discussion with the Mayor and asks great questions about the future of the arts, the impact the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre has on the economy as a whole and much more.
We are honoured to welcome Margaret Grenier, the Artistic and Executive Director of the Dancers of Damelahamid to our podcast on National Indigenous People’s Day 2020. Margaret has toured the world with the Dancers of Damelahamid’s innovative productions. The company’s production, Flicker has also toured to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s stage.
In this special episode, Kirsten Schrader, the Manager of the Arts and Culture Division of the CVRD and Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, talks with Margaret about the challenge of creating work in these times, the origin of the company, and the unique way the company blends traditional dance with modern day technology.
Visit Dancers of Damelahamid's website.
We chat with beloved Victoria-based comedian Mike Delamont about his unique career, his award-winning show God is a Scottish Drag Queen, and what he's doing to keep busy during the pandemic. There's also special preview of God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Podcast included!
Check out what Mike is up to by visiting his website, and donating to his Patreon account.
Produced, hosted, and edited by Ashley Daniel Foot.
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We chat with Veda Hille, a Vancouver musician, composer, theatre maker, and performer. She writes songs, makes records, co-writes musicals, collaborates in devised theatre, and fulfills other interesting assignments as they arise.
Veda performs in a wide array of places, alone or with bands, ensembles, symphonies, and casts. Her career spans 30 years of working in Canada and abroad, and shows no sign of flagging.
Ashley talks with Veda about her career, the challenges of this moment in history, and making it as a singer-songwriter.
Check out Veda’s upcoming online performance from the Cultch on Sunday, May 24 at 12pm. Details are here.
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We talk with Chris McGregor, the artistic director of Axis Theatre about the work the company does, his history with the company, and what he and Axis Theatre our doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue their creativity.
We spoke with Cowichan Performing Arts Centre's Assistant Technical Director Dave Barton about his illustrious career and then talked with one of Vancouver Island's most beloved songwriter's Brodie Lee Dawson about her music, her trip to Nashville and the importance of the arts during these strange days.
Find out more about Brodie here
We chat with Natalie about her new album and her upcoming performance on March 12 at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, plus a special performance of "I Can't Make You Love Me" from her brand new album, Sketches
Listen to her new album here
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