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Booze and the Bard: A review of Hammered Hamlet

By Kristy Koehler, February 1 2019— In the final act of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, during the epic battle scene between Laertes and the titular Danish prince, Laertes cries out, “Ouch, my nards!” Sound like the Shakespeare you read in high school? Definitely not. But, it’s the Shakespeare that was on display during the High Performance Rodeo…

All The Little Animals I Have Eaten highlighted at HPR

By Gurman Sahota, January 17 2017 — After stepping into a last-minute role on The Newsroom left by a departing male actor, Karen Hines experienced a cultural shift in gendered characters, notably within their dialogue. When Hines’ character was brought back for the next season, the part was revised for her. Suddenly, the character could…

Why We Are Here! brings pop-up choir to Calgary

By Gurman Sahota, January 17 2017 — Following a recent trend in audience participation, the site-specific pop-up choir Why We Are Here! will transform Studio Bell, the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer and Lougheed Historic House into audience-based performances. The performances feature a scripted first half and a spontaneous second half that acts as a…

Would you let a 10-year-old child cut your hair?

By Rachel Woodward, January 19 2016 — The 30th annual High Performance Rodeo draws to a close at the end of the month with a performance piece entitled Haircuts by Children at Eau Claire Market. The free event aims to take audience members completely out of their comfort zones — and directly into the hands…

High Performance Rodeo wrangles up a great show

By Rachel Woodward, January 12 2016 — Thirty years ago, One Yellow Rabbit theatre company co-founder Michael Green launched a festival showcase of local theatre. Within a year, the company rebranded the festival as High Performance Rodeo, cementing the event as a perennial Calgary favourite. The 30th annual HPR began on Jan. 7 and runs…

Calgary Tower broadcasts 30 years of local music over downtown core

By Jason Herring, January 12 2016 — Calgary has a deep, growing musical history that’s often overlooked — and it just keeps growing. Artists like Chad VanGaalen, Rae Spoon, Tom Phillips and Dragon Fli Empire exemplify the diverse music to emerge from the city over the past three decades. Now, One Yellow Rabbit and the…

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