Well friends, it’s just 2 weeks until Opening Night for The C-Word at the Vancouver Fringe Fest! EEEP! Since my husband and I will be out of town all next week to perform as our Canadian Acoustic Duo KD twice daily at the Armstrong IPE (Interior Provincial Fair and Rodeo) and our Johnny Cash / June Carter tribute Johnny & June in Salmon Arm, BC (do Salmon have arms? lol) my only chance to get the show in front of a few folks was last Friday. So, I did a little low-tech rehearsal at my friend Jen Bishop’s tap dance studio and invited a few close friends.
I don’t know what was more jarring – doing the show under fluorescent lights (lol!) or being able to feel the energy of a small audience, but I relaxed halfway through and got through it with only a few little hiccups. I had a great response to the work from those present, and now feel pretty good about where I’ll be in two weeks!
Huge thanks to my friends for being there as I tackled this beast in public for the first time. I plan to keep running the lines and songs in the evenings while we’re away after we’re done performing, getting them more and more integrated into my body, and finessing some of the staging and choreography as well. Whew! It takes a lot of energy and focus to hold the stage for a whole hour, but I think I’m up to the task!
Full schedule is below and tickets for the livestream edition of my show on Monday Sept. 12 at Leap Studios will be available very soon! I’m also hosting FRINGE FOR ALL on September 7th – look for ticketing announcements for both this coming week!
Please note – a one-time Fringe Membership of $10 applies to your first Vancouver Fringe Fest 2022 ticket purchase.
|Fri 9 Sep||7pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
|Sun 11 Sep||1pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
|Sun 11 Sep||10:15pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
|Mon 12 Sep||7pm||Leap Creative Studios (V6J 1H3)||$15|
|Thu 15 Sep||4:45pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
|Thu 15 Sep||8:45pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
|Sun 18 Sep||8:45pm||Performance Works (V6H 3R8)||$15|
I’ve been busier this summer with performing jobs than I have in years – even before Covid! I’m so thankful for all the work keeping my mind and body actively moving into the future so I don’t have time to stagnate or go down dark pathways of thought. Keep it up, universe!
This fall you can also expect to see me doing a bit of burlesque AND singing at these shows:
And this fall I’m thrilled to announce that I’m part of the planning, design and performative aspects of the LUMIERE Festival, so look for me at fun events and installations all around Vancouver!
Love to you all!
Kyrst aka Burgundy
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