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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Season 4 Episode 8
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Season 4 Episode 8
Fawnda faces her fears and interviews two wonderful young performers from Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker (thanks Liam and Zara!). Plus, a rundown of festive activities happening throughout YEG in the coming weeks. Happy holidays, from the team at IDGI. Go see some shows! I Don’t Get ...
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Season 4 Episode 7
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Big news this week, folks: IDGI is now part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB! We saw (and ate) Justine Chambers’ Family Dinner, caught some clowning and dead cats in Over Her Dead Body, and topped off the week with Indigenous dancers Lunacee and Creeasian accompanying A Tribe ...
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Season 4 Episode 6
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We’re going down—way down—to Hadestown, folks. Destined for Broadway after the Citadel hosts its Canadian stage debut, Hadestown is a new musical based on the eponymous album by folk superstar Anais Mitchell, developed for stage by director Rachel Chavkin. We caught some dance, too. Thought...
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Season 4 Episode 5
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Paul and Fawnda take a delightful and debauched trip down the rabbit hole for the world premiere of Old Trout Puppet Workshop‘s Jabberwocky (fair warning: there be spoilers here). Plus: Joshua Beamish does a character scale in Lone Wolf, and we get caught up in the scenic pomp and #metoo th...
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Season 4 Episode 4
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Fawnda did all the things last week. She saw Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art company create a lighting spectacle inTelemetry, and later found herself on the other side of the fourth wall as part of Mile Zero Dance‘s SubArctic Improv ensemble–performing mere inches away from Br...
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Season 4 Episode 3
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Get ready to discuss what to do when you wake up drunk in a BBQ cover in your neighbour’s backyard as we discuss Toy Guns Dance Theatre’s remount of Fortuitous Endings: What To Do When You Wake Up Drunk In A BBQ Cover In Your Neighbour’s Backyard. And then, we check out Mile Zer...
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Season 4 Episode 2
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The YEG season is in full swing as the IDGI team dissects a variety of body language blitzes, from the showy embraces of Tango Fire to the confounding gestures of symphony conductors. With special guest, Laura “Boo” Raboud, who dishes on her experience of the Prairie Dance Circuit—fro...
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Season 4 Episode 1
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They’re baaaaack. This time, with more cheese. Paul and Fawnda escape the blanket fort (and their lengthy hiatus) to debut a shiny new show mandate in the swanky podcast studio at Edmonton Community Foundation. Listen up folks, the YEG season begins now. Advertisements
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Season 3 Episode 10
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It’s a YEG miracle: Paul has never seen a Ukrainian dance show. So, we take him to Shumka’s latest production, KOBZAR. Incidentally, Fawnda also sees an intriguing collaboration with Good Women Dance Collective and ProCoro: Love/Fail.
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Season 3 Episode 9
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It’s a stacked (man-heavy) episode, folks: Alberta Ballet‘s Dynamic Directions showcased choreographies by Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, and Yukichi Hattori; EdMetro Chorus teamed up with Tony Olivares Dance and the parkour antics of FlyFree Movement; and finally we caught Brian Webb t...
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