It’s Nextfest time!!

Nextfest is Edmonton’s festival of emerging artists. There are shows in every art discipline you can think of. It features the work of artists under the age of 30. It’s fantastic and it’s happening NOW.

I may be a little biased. I’ve shown my work in Nextfest for the past couple years. “Booking Streets,” the dance piece I presented last year, in the process of being turned into a dance film – look out for the trailer soon!

This year my sis, Ileanna, and I collaborated to choreograph a duet for ourselves. It’s called “Sometimes a Pet.” It’s form-based (lots of cool moves, not much of a story) and it’s the first time that we’ve co-created a piece.

Our first show was yesterday and we had a blast. We’re in the show entitled Shimmer with five other dance pieces. The show is diverse, ranging from the performance art of Jeannie Vandekerkhove in “Moon River,” a contemporary/jazz piece by Stephanie Lilley called “Starry Eyed,” dances from Victoria School of the Arts’s composition and IB classes, and us.

Shimmer also shows tonight at 9:00pm and on Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30pm at the Roxy Theatre in Edmonton, AB.

Nextfest has a TON of other things going on though. Their website is here. Check out all of the amazing work that young artists in Edmonton are creating now! Hope to see you there!

Posted by Tatiana Cheladyn

Dancer. Choreographer. Teacher.

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