“Nice” is a mask. When we’re told to play nice, we’re told to play a character. Suppressing our feelings like that is never healthy. Artists are inherently sensitive, and if no one has reminded you of this lately, sensitivity is a great thing. We shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed of our intution. We areContinue reading “Sensitive”

Where decentre Comes in to Help

“It’s only when diverse perspectives are included, respected, and valued that we can start to get a full picture of the world, who we serve, what they need, and how to successfully meet people where they are.” Brené Brown, Dare to Lead What is decentre? What does it do? The last two posts, “How PerformanceContinue reading “Where decentre Comes in to Help”

How Performance Can Break Stereotype (Maybe)

In the last post, “Rising Tide of Change”, I suggested there’s a cultural shift happening in Atlantic Canada. Xavier Gould is a big part of that: they’re confronting the structures that inhibit Acadian and gender identity expression, and their creations actually enact a more inclusive reality. The unapologetic presentation of a more utopian world isContinue reading “How Performance Can Break Stereotype (Maybe)”

Rising Tide of Change

Like any region, Atlantic Canada contains multitudes. Its cultural identities are complex and cannot be pinned to one definition. Each province has a unique history, as does each “Atlantic Canadian”. The embodied pluralities that make up its population stretch out and shake up any imagined structure that tries to enforce a particular “Atlantic Canadian” identity.Continue reading “Rising Tide of Change”