CAMP Festival explores the art and technology of creative storytelling

Leading innovators, inventors and designers will explore the convergence of art and technology with a special focus on mental health

CAMP Festival explores the art and technology of creative storytellingIndustry leaders and creators are converging in Calgary next week to explore the art and technology of creative storytelling during the sixth annual CAMP Festival. The festival will focus this year on the mental health of the creative mind. CAMP (Council of Artists and Multimedia Professionals) is a non-profit focused on the art and technology…

Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre a place to explore art and faith

Val Lieske talks about how Fire Exit Theatre seeks to entertain people in order to challenge and change them

Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre a place to explore art and faithVal Lieske is artistic director at Fire Exit Theatre in Calgary. What's the history behind Fire Exit Theatre and how it started? Lieske: Fire Exit began out of an interest to tell stories that matter; stories of faith that couldn’t or wouldn’t be told in either the church or the theatre. I had a bunch…

Exploring the connection between creative arts and the entrepreneur

Tony McGrath talks about how The GRAND theatre will fulfil its mandate as Calgary's contemporary performing arts and culture house

Exploring the connection between creative arts and the entrepreneurTony McGrath is CEO of The GRAND theatre in Calgary and partner in Technique Adjustment Coaching. What is your vision for The GRAND theatre? McGrath: As Calgary’s contemporary performing arts and culture house, and one of Western Canada’s oldest theatres, we will minimize social and economic barriers to entry and create a warm, welcoming space…

The many voices of Doug de Nance

Voice artist, skybox announcer and on-the-floor host of live events across the globe

The many voices of Doug de NanceDoug de Nance is a voice artist, skybox announcer and on-the-floor host of live events across the globe. Tell me what you do and the range of services you’ve been hired to do over the years? Doug: My brand – When he speaks, it’s an event – really covers what I do. I call it voice…

Is intolerance doing permanent damage to artistic integrity?

Special interest groups demanding a say in casting choices flies in the face of diversity and freedom of expression

Is intolerance doing permanent damage to artistic integrity?Visiting the Globe Theatre in London, England, is an unforgettable experience. When viewing the modest grounds and realizing that the ‘groundlings’ – the people in the cheap seats – were sometimes privileged to see original Shakespeare plays, it brings home the long and important history of the performing arts. On our tour of the theatre,…

Stratford offers cultural and culinary feasts

From world-class theatre to fine food to fascinating history to micro breweries and distilleries, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this southwest Ontario city

Stratford offers cultural and culinary feastsMy favourite summer visit is Stratford, in southwest Ontario. It's an inviting locale with culture, fine food, history and world-class theatre. Stratford Festival musicals are a prime source of revenue, and with H.M.S. Pinafore at the Avon Theatre and Guys and Dolls at the Festival Theatre, artistic director Anthony Cimolino has added two more winners…