I Don't Get It

I Don’t Get It is an award-winning podcast about dance - mostly contemporary dance - from the eyes of one guy who knows nothing about it and one girl who knows too much (or at least that what we’ll let her think). I Don’t Get It is recorded in a blanket fort on Alberta Avenue in Edmonton, AB, Canada, with hosts Paul Blinov and Fawnda Mithrush. Produced and edited by Andrew Paul. Theme music by Ghibli.

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S5E21: Better than RENT
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S5E21: Better than RENT
We wrapped up the coldest February in decades with the anticipated return of Mercury Opera to Chez Pierre; this time the company impressed with La bohème set as a 1979 East Village artist-romp. And poet Brandon Wint’s Alive! collaboration at Mile Zero Dance brought tears to the eyes of spec...
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S5E20: We Are Definitely Not Alone
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S5E20: We Are Definitely Not Alone
Damien Atkins wows us with a tour-de-force performance in We Are Not Alone at Theatre Network, and dance conspiracist Jen Mesch returns to the ‘cast to share thoughts on Alberta Ballet’s de.Vi.ate triple bill, featuring choreographies by Wen Wei Wang, Christopher Anderson, and the pre...
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S5E19: Diaspora, Dialogue & The Revisor Road Trip
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S5E19: Diaspora, Dialogue & The Revisor Road Trip
The week in dance left us stunned and slack-jawed. We caught Wen Wei Wang’s all-male Dialogue, juxtaposed with the incredible light-play in Hong Kong Exile’s ROOM 2048 (thanks to Laura Raboud for hopping in on that hot take!). Finally, Andrew and Fawnda took a pilgrimage to ...
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S5E18: The Body Chinook
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S5E18: The Body Chinook
Just in time to provide respite from the deep freeze, Chinook blows through YEG with some seriously stunning storytelling. Guest Lisa Pruden (of The Well-Endowed Podcast) joins Fawnda for the Series’ opening night performances by Kiruthika Rathanaswami, The Lobbyists, and a cabaret-style me...
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S5E17: See the Forest Through the Birch Trees
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S5E17: See the Forest Through the Birch Trees
We went into the woods twice this week to follow two different sets of siblings, in two vastly different productions. Colleen Feehan returns to the podcast for the 2000-kids-strong preview performance of Edmonton Opera’s Hansel & Gretel, and Nisha Patel joins us for a very special take ...
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S5E16: Ballet, Sweat, & Tears
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S5E16: Ballet, Sweat, & Tears
Andrew steps in to co-host while while Paul is halfway across the world! This week we were treated to a tantalizing triple-bill by Ballet BC, along with some tough, industrious love at the Citadel Theatre’s production of Sweat. Also, an emotionally redeeming evening at a rousing Latinx caba...
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Blessed by a Baroness (and Norse Gods, too)
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Blessed by a Baroness (and Norse Gods, too)
What’s better than epic mythology and comedy heroes on these cold #YEGwinter nights? Nothing. Nothing at all. We catch Cardiac Theatre’s KaldrSaga at the Almanac, and a riveting pairs figure-skating sketch at Girl Brain featuring—you guessed it—Baroness Carolyn Taylor.
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S5E14: Mackers, Dancers & A Theatre Quiz Throwdown
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S5E14: Mackers, Dancers & A Theatre Quiz Throwdown
Aaand we’re back! We ring in the new year with a rousing round of questions from Liz Nicholl’s annual Holiday Theatre Quiz, plus reviews of Malachite Theatre’s site-specific Macbeth and the quadruple-decker dance treat ReLoCate, presented by Mile Zero Dance. There’s much t...
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S5E13: Retirement Danse & Holiday Expectations
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S5E13: Retirement Danse & Holiday Expectations
Paul and Fawnda take in the stunning final solo performance of 70-year-old dance legend Paul-André Fortier, and Andrew steps in to help ease the festive tension around family expectations in a review of Conni Massing’s Oh! Christmas Tree. Merry Christmas. Every. One.  I Don’t Get ...
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S5E12: Nutcracker Nostalgia
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S5E12: Nutcracker Nostalgia
We’ve been reminiscing a lot with the happenings in town lately, so this week we’re doing a special flashback to a couple of our favourite conversations on the annual holiday dance fuss, The Nutcracker. Remember that time in 2014 when Alberta Ballet invited us to do a walk-on in Act I...
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