Host: Rosanna Deerchild
Jolene Bailie www.gearshifting.org
“La Patrie”, an excerpt from “Dances For Isadora”
First performed December 10, 1971 at the Cleveland Museum of Arts, Cleveland, Ohio, by the José Limon Dance Company
Choreography: José Limón
Music: Frederic Chopin
Performer: Jolene Bailie
Reconstruction and Direction: Nina Watt
Original Costume Design: Charles D. Tomlinson
Costume Adapted by: Anne Armit
©1996, José Limón Foundation, Inc. This performance of Dances for Isadora, a Limón Dance, is presented by arrangement with The José Limón Dance Foundation, Inc. And has been produced in accordance with the Limón Style and Limón Technique service standards established by The José Limón Foundation, Inc. Limón, Limón Style and Limón Technique are trade and service marks of the José Limón Foundation, Inc. (All rights reserved)
The color red, the power of the individual, freedom of speech and the impact of of visionaries.
Jolene Bailie is a nationally recognized solo artist and the Artistic Director of Gearshifting Performance Works
small girl www.alizaamihude.com www.smallgirl.ca
“O Cann It Ah”
Canada’s first official anthem was written in French in 1880. Twenty years
later, an English version was written upon which our present Canadian anthem is
based, officially adopted in 1980.How things would change, if instead, my words were sung everyday by schoolchildren!? Composer credit: Calixa Lavalée
“Infomercial Girl: How to become an All-Canadian Girl”
i-girl: Angela Chalmers, Ms. Kity: RobYn Slade
Thank you to all who shared their favorite All-Canadian Girl stories to help create this piece.
1929! Women are declared “persons” with respect to positions of political power, under Canadian Law, all thanks to the Famous Five!
Wait … just five? Then who’s this freakshow?
Sarah-Lynne – composer/lead vocal(facebook/PHOTOdrama)
Eve Rice – composer/music production/snare drum & cymbal/effects (facebook/djbeekeeni)
Mia van Leeuwen, guest performer with P H O T O – the witch doctor (outoflinetheatre.com)
Karen Asmundson, guest performer with P H O T O – harp (myspace/querkus)
DJBEEKEENI (Eve) also known for her act “Vav Jungle” presents her new side music act “P H O T O” with singer Sarah-Lynne combining elements of drama and dance-pop. Sarah-Lynne has performed alongside DJB over the past few years & is also a multi-instrumentalist – this is the first time P H O T O performs live! Our guests on-stage are the exquisite dancer and actor Mia van Leeuwen as the witchdoctor and Karen Asmundson of the band “Querkus” on harp blindfolded!
PURCHASE the song “Witchdoctor” ltd. edition copies for $7 in the lobby tonight or download info. at their FB link & join the page for more info. on
P H O T O and be liked for eternity!
Cara Lytwyn www.caralytwyn.com
“Hobo Signs: A Writers’ Workshop”
Poverty has been a sad part of Canada’s history and continues to be a difficult challenge for our country today. However not everyone is an out of work writer, so I’d like to do my part.
Fu Fu Chi Chi
Marina Stephenson Kerr, Melanie Whyte, Gerri Cooper, Liz Quesnel, Michelle Boulet, Sarah Constible, Laura Olafson, Jacquie Loewen, Jan Skene
At times amusing, sometimes baffling, but always entertaining the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir (which
translates literally into fancy, fancy, crazy, crazy) has been a popular act for the last four years at the Girls,Girls,Girls Cabaret and are thrilled to be back and support this fine event. This past year saw them perform at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts and the WAG Gala Fundraiser.
Ruth Baines, Liz Cooper & Gislina Patterson
“A Devil of A Deal”
music: ‘Chason du Voyageur’ by Les Intrepides, ‘La Reel de Bathurst’ by Aime Cagne and ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ by The Charlie Daniels Band.
sound design by Arlo C. Bates
This project is based around ‘La Chasse-galarie’ a folktale out of eastern Canada. The best known version is written in 1891 by Honoré Beaugrand, a Quebecois journalist, politician, author and folklorist, who was elected mayor of Montreal in 1885.
2009. The country is introduced to a new dirty word thanks to an extended holiday our MPs took to watch the Olympics and avoid an election. In the tradition of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Ani Difranco…the lady doth protest.
Miss La Muse www.misslamuse.ca
“Love Your Breasts! aka Breast Friends”
Thank you corset designer www.callistocouture.com, Level Hair & Spa, G!G!G Show organizers and crew, The support of my friends and loved ones- you know who you are!
Burlesque has a long and rich history, dating back to the 1700’s, and evolving in style over the centuries. Now in the era of Neo-Burlesque, which basically means anything goes, Miss La Muse’s performances are nostalgic for when burlesque was in it’s glory during the early 1900’s – 50’s. She has been compared to Sally Rand, and was once so sweetly complimented on by an audience member “You remind me of a time I was in my heyday.”
“The Cunning Linguist wraps her head around the Beaver”
The Cunning Linguist takes an in depth look at the beaver, peering into its many mysteries and folds of meaning to discover the juicy truth.
hannah will be telling a story that is drawn from her explorations of Winnipeg.
Kitty Kittie www.myspace.com/spacekitty67, spacekitty67.blogspot.com
An introspective conversation with in and with out.
Talia Pura www.taliapura.com
What is a little girl who watches too much TV news, in 1962, supposed to do to protect herself? There are some pretty scary things going on out there!
For Girls! Girls! Girls!
Artistic Director – Andrea von Wichert
“Canadain History” Illustration – Julie Slessor
Production Manager – Hugh Conacher
Stage Manager – Libid Zyla-Harder
Assistant Stage Manager – JoAnne Cormier
Running Crew – Amanda Smart
Gas Station Arts Centre
Executive Director – Nick Kowalchuk
Technical Director – Todd Drader
Publicist – Anne Dawson
Thanks & Acknowledgements
Todd Drader, Nick Kowalchuk, Hugh Conacher, Leif Norman, Kevin Freidrich, MTC carp shop, The Tallest Poppy, Carla Schroeder, Laura Souter