THE LIST: Good Women Dance Collective's Convergence a dynamic double bill

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The always-kinetic Good Women Dance Collective is back with another production of the ever-shifting Convergence.

This time — the showcase’s 14th iteration — the dance double bill features a solo by special guest Sarah Hin Ching U from Vancouver and a duet by GWDC artists Alida Kendell and Alison Kause.

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U’s Silent Howl is a multimedia contemporary dance performance that stems from her living experience with a seizure disorder.

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“While I am drenched of having to advocate for myself constantly in the extremely physically demanding dance world, I find my condition a gift at certain times,” says its choreographer-dancer, U.

“I hope this performance reminds people that being different is not a weakness, but a strength to be celebrated.”

The work recreates sensations of uncontainability by constructing a highly energetic world showcasing movement, real-time animation and electronic music corresponding to the theme of lines.

Meanwhile GWDC’s performance, there we are. There, is a premiere duet choreographed by Kause and Kendell.

“Absurdity, intimacy and existence are explored by two entities who never leave each other’s side,” reads the bill. “Together they inhabit their world in ways that are recognizable yet slightly off-kilter. They talk straight and sit crooked. They are in between, unravelling, navigating and arriving.”

There are three performances from which to choose: 7:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Thursday show will have ASL interpretations and Creative Caption, plus artist talk back, all happening at the Westbury Theatre in the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Ave.).

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General admission tickets are $25 and $20 for students, seniors and artists at


Thru 11/17: Gisa Mayer: Home and Away (Bugera Matheson)

11/18-12/1: Riki Kuropatwa: Roadshow Series (Bugera)

11/18-12/9: Bolos and Boxes (Bay 1)

Thru 11/18: Devin Cypher: Watchings; Neah Kelly: Endlessly Unending (SNAP)

Thru 11/18: Steve Driscoll: A Place Like No Other (Peter Robertson)

Thru 11/18: Gary James Joynes: Sonic Suns (Peter Robertson)

11/21-12/16: Lisa Mayes: CodesWitcher, Alicja Habisiak-Matczak: Built to Last (FAB)

Thru 11/24: Taiessa: variegata (Harcourt)

11/25: ArtBus (downtown art venues)

11/25-12/7: Steve R. Coffey: An Exhibition of New Paintings (West End)

Thru 11/25: Adrienne Dagg: Crawling Sideways (Harcourt)

Thru 11/25: Steve Driscoll: A Place Like No Other (Peter Robertson)

Thru 11/25: Ghost Stories (Ociciwan)

Thru 11/25: Heather Shillinglaw: ᒥᓂᐢᑎᐠ ᒥᐦᑭᓈ ᕁ my mind digs in the soil like a turtle (Art Gallery St. Albert)

Thru 11/25: Stickman: Against the Wall (Sterling)

Thru 12/1: Darren Emanau + Twlya Exner: A Force of Nature (Gallery@501)

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12/8-16: 2023 Art-O-Rama (Harcourt)

Thru 12/8: Small Works group show (Collins)

Thru 12/9: Silent and Present group show (Bleeding Heart)

Thru 12/31: A Link with Nature: Early Botanical Photography; Second Skin (AGA)

Thru 12/31: Damian Moppett (AGA)


1/5-2/17: Andrzej Maciejewski: Ephemeral Fields ; Susan Diebel: Figuring It Out (Harcourt)

Thru 1/28: Ally McIntyre: Kindling (AGA)

Thru 1/28: The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection (AGA)

2/3: Jadene Grimmon (Trinity)

Thru 2/3: Jacqueline Huskisson: Liminal Spaces (Art Gallery St. Albert)

2/17: Brett Miles (Trinity)

Thru 2/25: Uii Savage: Celestial Passage (AGA)

Thru 3/3: Between Things: Alberta Ceramics (AGA)

Thru 3/10: ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers) (AGA)

3/16: Terri Heinrichs (Trinity)

4/6: Nancy Corrigan (Trinity)


11/18: Jordan Abel’s Empty Spaces launch (Glass)

11/18: Jaymie Heilman’s Badass(ish) signing (Audreys)

11/19: Laini Giles’ Joy Girl launch (Audreys)

11/19: Christine Sinclair (Edmonton Convention Centre)

11/23: Andrew Greville Watts’ Affiliation signing (Audreys)

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11/16: Faris Hytiaa (Campio)

11/16: Nick McQuik, Simon Glassman, Corine Demas (Norwood Legion)

11/16-18: Aaron Weber (Comic Strip)

11/17: Kamal Alaeddine (Grindstone)

11/17: Wayne Jones, Ken Hall, Girl Brain (Varscona)

11/17-18: Michael Harrison (Yuk Yuk’s)

11/19: Danny Martinello + Ryan Short (Comic Strip)

11/22: Ben Bankas (Comic Strip)

11/22: Roy Wood Jr., Malik Elassal, Joyelle Nicole Johnson (River Cree)

11/23-26: Derek Seguin (Comic Strip)

11/24-25: Ted Morris (Yuk Yuk’s)

11/26: The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special (Festival Place)

11/30: Jeff Dunham: Still Not Cancelled (Rogers)

11/30-12/2: Rick Ingraham (Comic Strip)

12/2: Sunee Dhaliwal (Endeavour)

12/7: Tarah Buchanan, Ben Dyck (Lone Pine)

12/8: Simon King (Dive Bar)

12/14-23: Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical (Varscona)

12/24: Ex-Baby Motha, Andrea Wright (Al Shamal Shriners)

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1/13: Adam Blank (Endeavour)

1/19: Chelsea Handler: Little Big Bitch (Jubilee)

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1/30: This Is That (Festival Place)


Thru 2/24: First Languages (St. Albert Musée Héritage Museum)


11/16-17: Yikes Film Festival (Foundry Room)

11/18: All Is Bright (124 Street)

11/30: Eats on 118 (Alberta Avenue)


1/24-28: Winterruption YEG (various)

2/9-24: Canadian Birkie Ski Festival (Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area)

3/25-31: Springboards New Play Festival (Gateway Theatre)

5/2-4: Kinfest (Roxy)

5/14-19: From Cradle to Stage (Walterdale)

5/30-6/9: Nextfest (Roxy)

7/15-28: The Magpie Collective: A Dance Festival (MZD)

8/1-4: Big Valley Jamboree: Cody Johnson, Lainey WIlson, Keith Urban (Camrose)

8/8-11: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Gallagher Park)

8/15-25: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival (Old Strathcona)


11/16-17: Yikes Film Festival (Foundry Room)

11/18: The Lebanese Burger Mafia (Metro)

11/24,28: Hands That Bind (Metro)

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11/25: How to Ruin the Holidays (Metro)


11/16: Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar (Midway)

11/16: Revera, Velvet Concord, Paper Frogs (Aviary)

11/16: The Royal Foundry, Celeigh Cardinal, Eric Kane, Tea G (Starlite)

11/17: Culled, Repair, Sick Ritual (Dive Bar)

11/17: The Dice Cubes, Tzadeka (Soho)

11/17: Key Glock (Union)

11/17: The Glorious Sons, The Blue Stones (ECC)

11/17: Steve Pineo (Blue Chair)

11/17: Roll the Bones, Monks on Call, Mellow the Lion (Temple)

11/17: Signs of the Swarm, To the Grave, Tidebringer, Sionis (Starlite)

11/17: Ultimate ’90s Dance Party (Starlite)

11/17: Vain, Repugnant Scum, Bitter Rivals (Aviary)

11/17-19,21: ESO Classics: Britten & Dvořák (Winspear)

11/18: Amapiano to the Moon 3.0 (Starlite)

11/18: Rosina Cove, The Hearts (Soho)

11/18: Dash Berlin, Darkside, Kjords (Union)

11/18: Furthermore, Pridelands, Takesides (Dive Bar)

11/18: Stepan Giga (Union)

11/18: Gareth Gilliland (Blue Chair)

11/18: Nadine Kellman’s Birthday Bash (Black Dog)

11/18: Laurie Kerr, Bobby Cameron (Naked Cafe)

11/18: Donny Lee (Cook County)

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11/18: Mouraine (Temple)

11/18: Skinny Puppy (Midway)

11/18: Starpainter, Booker Dicker and His Cribbage Club, Carter Felker (Aviary)

11/18: The Wardens (Parkview)

11/18: ZUMI Piano Duo: Dvorak Legends (Muttart Hall)

11/19: Hayden (Festival Place)

11/19: The JAH Project (Blue Chair)

11/19: Musical Mornings (Winspear)

11/21: Cave to Hades, Burnbank, Kaunsel (Aviary)

11/21: Depeche Mode (Rogers)

11/21: Jacobs Plays Bach (Winspear)

11/22: The Barra Macneils’ East Coast Christmas (Winspear)

11/22: Charlotte Cardin (Midway)

11/22: Kalush Orchestra (Union)

11/22: Opera Pub (Blue Chair)

11/23: Mariel Buckley & Suzie Ungerleider (Festival Place)

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11/23: The Cat Empire (Midway)

11/23: Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire), Super Ego, Fear the Mammoth (Buckingham)

11/23: Monowhales (Starlite)

11/23: Rum Ragged (Aviary)

11/24: Big Wreck (Midway)

11/24: The Flying Crawdads (Blue Chair)

11/24: The Hello Darlins (Festival Place)

11/24: Ill Defined, Umi Yokai, Sound Foundation (Aviary)

11/24: Le Youth (Chvrch of John)

11/24: Alix Perez (Starlite)

11/24-25: Tony Desare: Sinatra and Beyond (Winspear)

11/25: Charlie Austin; Spiral Flamenco (Blue Chair)

11/25: Dayglo Abortions, L.A.M.S., Supermodel Taxidermy (Temple)

11/25: The Provincial Archive (Soho)

11/25: Riot City, Spell, Tower Hill, Poltergeist (Starlite)

11/25: The Super 92 (Black Dog)

11/25: Katie Tupper (Aviary)

11/25: UltraViolet Ensemble (Betty Andrews Recital Hall)

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11/25: Frank Walker, Burgess, Kjords (Union)

11/26: Dan Davidson, Five Roses (Starlite)

11/26: Edmonton Youth Orchestra (Winspear)

11/26: Jim Findlay (Blue Chair)

11/27: Garneau String Quartet (Muttart Hall)

11/27: Meshuggah, In Flames (Midway)

11/29: The Celtic Tenors — A Celtic Christmas (Festival Place)

11/30: The Congregation (Soho)

11/30: ESO New Music: Of Time & Flames: Poetry in Music (Winspear)

11/30: Fools, Rage Revival, Sexy Dreams (Aviary)

11/30: Hannah Georgas, Sam Lynch (Starlite)

12/1: Dave Babcock and the Nightkeepers (Blue Chair)

12/1: Bassjackers (Union)

12/1: Jed and the Valentine, Maddy Killoh, Travis Matthews (Aviary)

12/1: KOAN Sound (Starlite)

12/1: Stevon & Kayla, K4TGR4M, The Age of Willing (SOHO)

12/2: Sean Brewer (Black Dog)

12/2: Swiftmas: Taylor Swift Dance Party (Starlite)

12/3: DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia (Union)

12/3: Vaughan and Friends Quartet Fest 2023 w/ Vertex String Quartet (Holy Trinity)

12/4: Festival of Lessons & Carols (Winspear)

12/5: Christmas with Buzz Brass (Arden)

12/5: Serena Ryder (Winspear)

12/6: Lagwagon (Union)

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12/7: Blue Oyster Cult (River Cree)

12/7: Drake Milligan (Cook County)

12/8: Culture Shock, Nineteen91 (Starlite)

12/8: Grey the Band (Aviary)

12/8: Kentucky Eileen (Blue Chair)

12/8: The Kryple Experience (Temple)

12/8-9: Handel’s Messiah (Winspear)

12/9: Borgore, Grind Your Teeth (Union)

12/9: Brad Bucknell and the oHNo Band (Blue Chair)

12/9: Cikwes, Enoch Attey, Cheyenne Rain LeGrande (Aviary)

12/9: Raygun Cowboys, Fire Next Time, The Devil’s Sons (Starlite)

12/9: Tides of Kharon, Enosis, Tatara (Starlite)

12/14: Tenille Arts (River Cree)

12/15: Borrowed and Blue Christmas Show (Blue Chair)

12/15: Funk Hunters, Maddy O’Neal, Caraboo (Union)

12/15-16: ESO’s A Lightly Classical Christmas (Winspear)

12/16: Calcium, Chassi (Starlite)

12/16: Keithmas Food Bank Fundrager (Temple)

12/22: Sam Heine sings Sinatra (Blue Chair)

12/22: Kayzo (Midway)

12/22-23: ESO’s A Very Merry Pops (Winspear)

12/23: An Elegant Affair – A Very Count Basie Christmas (Triffo)

12/23: The Emo Nightmare Before Christmas w/ DJ Katie Sutton (Starlite)

12/28-29: ESO’s Hollywood for the Holidays (Winspear)

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12/29: The Velveteins (Aviary)

12/30: Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (Winspear)

12/31: Fruit Loop New Year’s Eve 2024 (Starlite)


1/13: Joshua Hyslop (Parkview)

1/13: Logan Klaus (Starlite)

1/18: Jeremy Fisher (Festival Place)

1/18: The McDades (Maclab)

1/20: ESO’s Ennio Morricone: A Fistful of Film Scores (Winspear)

1/25: Machine Head (Midway)

1/26: Ghastly (Midway)

1/27: JP Saxe (Midway)

1/27: Alfie Zappacosta (Festival Place)

1/28: Musical Mornings (Winspear)

2/2: A Joni Mitchell Tribute: Sarah Slean with the ESO (Winspear)

2/8,10: ESO’s Mozart & Mendelssohn (Winspear)

2/9: Aaron Pritchett, Matt Lang (Century)

2/9: ESO’s Mendelssohn & Hope (Winspear)

2/10: City and Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Ruby Waters (Rogers)

2/10: David Francey (Parkview)

2/14: The Strumbellas (Midway)

2/15-16: Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert (Jubilee)

2/20: The Man in Black (Midway)

2/23: The Rural Alberta Advantage (Midway)

2/23: Souls in Rhythm (Maclab)

2/24: Newberry & Verch (Parkview)

2/24-25: ESO Classics: Stern Conducts Music of Courage & Resistance (Winspear)

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2/27: Organist Mark McDonald Plays Holst’s the Planets (Winspear)

3/1: Psycho Circus: Circus of Light (Starlite)

3/2: ESO’s Gerschwin, By George! Rhapsody in Blue’s 100th (Winspear)

3/4: Kxllswxych (Starlite)

3/7: Jeremie Albino (Starlite)

3/8: ESO Classics: Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 (Winspear)

3/9: Ímar (Festival Place)

3/9: Women of Folkways (Parkview)

3/9-10: Corb Lund, 49 Winchester (Midway)

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3/14: ESO’s Castle’s & Warriors: Transcendent Sounds (Winspear)

3/22: Bywater Call (Maclab)

3/23: Kevin Chen Plays Beethoven’s Emperor (Winspear)

3/23: Tim Isberg Trio (Parkview)

3/23: Skofa, Dovi, Kozak Siromaha (Union)

3/24: Franz Liszt Via Crucis w/ Kappella Kyrie (Anglican Parish of Christ Church)

3/30: Saxophonic Reverie w/ Melissa Aldana (Triffo)

3/31: Dahkabrakha (Winspear)

4/4-6: ESO Classics: The Organ Concert (Winspear)

4/6: Ben Sures & Eileen Laverty (Parkview)

4/6: Mini Pop Kids (Jubilee)

4/10-11,13: ESO’s The Magical Music of Harry Potter (Winspear)

4/12-13: ESO Robbins Pops: Latin Fire (Winspear)

4/19: ESO Pairings: Tchaikovsky & Folksong (WInspear)

4/20-21: Angela Cheng Plays Clara Schumann (Winspear)

4/20: Pharis & Jason Romero (Parkview)

4/25: ESO’s The Wolf of Lafontaine: Song & Dance (Winspear)

4/26-27: Celeigh Cardinal w/ the ESO (Winspear)

4/28: Young Artists Concert (Holy Trinity)

5/2: Rory Gardiner (Maclab)

5/2-4: ESO Classics: Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (Winspear)

5/4: Talk (Midway)

5/9: Kim Churchill (Aviary)

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5/10: Foreigner, Headpins (Rogers)

5/11: M is for Music (Winspear)

5/14: Laube Plays Liszt (Winspear)

5/17: ESO Pairings: Rachmaninoff & Dance (Winspear)

5/18: Zuzana Šimurdová (Holy Trinity)

5/18-19: ESO’s Fantastic Dances: Rachmaninoff & Ravel (Winspear)

5/23: Ones — The Beatles #1 Hits (Winspear)

5/31-6/1: ESO Robbins Pops: From Broadway to Hollywood (Winspear)

6/2: Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony (Winspear)

6/4: Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic (Winspear)

6/12: Derina Harvey Band (Maclab)

6/13-15: ESO’s Marvellous Melodies: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto (Winspear)

6/16: Musical Mornings (Winspear)

6/21: Don Berner Big Band Meets the Rhythm Gunners Big Band (Triffo)

10/18: Jordan Davis (Rogers)

11/19: Bruce Springsteen (Rogers)


11/16-18: Good Women Dance Collective: Convergence (Westbury)

11/16-19: Disney On Ice: Into the Magic (Expo Centre)

11/17: Tree Lighting Ceremony (Hotel Mac)

11/17-26: She Loves Me The Musical (La Cité)

11/18: A Christmas Karol: The Karol Wojtyla 2023 Nativity Play (Dow Centennial)

11/18: Rally Cry: Coco LaQueen, Elixer, Just Glue (Grindstone)

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Thru 11/19:  Hadestown (Jubilee)

Thru 11/19: Little Shop of Horrors (Citadel)

11/20: Tar Sands Songbook (Star of the North Retreat Centre)

11/23-12/3: Elf — The Musical (Arden)


11/25-12/23: A Christmas Carol (Citadel)

12/2: Timmy Happy Christmas (Festival Place)

12/5-23: With Bells On! The Musical (Roxy)

12/6-16: Harvey (Walterdale)

12/7-8: Nutcracker: A Burlesque (Varscona)

12/7-9: Almost a Full Moon (Citadel)

12/14-23: Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical (Varscona)

12/14-23: Girl Brain (Roxy)

12/15-16: BWDC presents Face to Face (Tim Ryan Black Box Theatre)

12/15-16: Shumka’s Nutcracker (Jubilee)

12/15-24: The Nutcracker (Jubilee)

12/15-29: Narnia — The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe (Festival Place)

12/16: All Tease All Shade: Seasons Groomings (Evolution)

12/17: God Is a Scottish Drag Queen Christmas Special (Metro)

12/27: Henjamin Sir & Guests Remember Ben Sir (9910)

12/27-31: Cirque de Soleil CORTEO (Rogers)


1/9-14: Mean Girls (Jubilee)

1/18-20: She Loves You (Citadel)

1/19-2/15: Donna Orbits the Moon (Studio Theatre)

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Thru 1/21: Alison Wunderland (Spotlight)

1/31-2/4: This is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear (Gateway Theatre)

2/1,3: Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Jubilee)

2/7-17: Amigo’s Blue Guitar (Walterdale)

2/9-10: Ballet Edmonton’s Avancer (Triffo)

2/10-3/3: Rubaboo (Citadel)

2/17: Gershwin’s Magic Key (Winspear)

2/18: Vástádus eana/ The answer is land (MZD)

2/23-24: Beijing Dance Theatre in Hamlet (Jubilee)

2/25: Canada’s Drag Race (Jubilee)

3/2: Bill Nye: The End is Nye (Jubilee)

3/2-31: The Sound of Music (Citadel)

3/8-9: Entre Chien et Loup (MZD)

3/14-16: Motown Getdown (Citadel)

3/16: Charlotte & the Music-Maker (Winspear)

3/22-23: Hansel & Gretel (Jubilee)

3/22-4/6: Champions of Magic (Festival Place)

3/31-4/21: The Mountaintop (Citadel)

4/2-21: Ronnie Burkett’s Wonderful Joe (Roxy)

4/5-20: Candy & The Beast (Studio Theatre)

4/11-12: Golijov’s Ayre (Triffo)

4/17-27: The Swearing Jar (Walterdale)

4/20-5/12: The Three Musketeers (Citadel)

5/3-4: Ballet Edmonton’s Unir (Triffo)

5/9-12: Hits of Broadway: Celebrating Motherhood (Citadel)

5/10-11: Der Wolf & The Rite of Spring (Jubilee)

5/17-6/2: Dead Letter (Gateway Theatre)

5/28-6/1: Wagner’s Das Rheingold (Maclab)

5/30-6/9: Nextfest (Roxy)

7/10-20: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Walterdale)

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