Episode 2: Canada’s Local Arts Scene After Immunity
How will Canada’s local arts scene transform in the Post-COVID-19 world? How will we engage with local arts in that future? Will we still go to shows or the theatre in the way we did before or with the same frequency? Additionally, will new trends and innovations produced during the pandemic help the arts scene evolve for the better after immunity?
On today’s episode we explore Canada’s local arts scene after immunity. Join us as we talk with Debbie Werner, Executive Director of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and Faye Thomson, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Professional Program for the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg.
The introductory statement starts at 0:40
Debbie Werner’s interview starts at 3:26 (Interview Transcript)
Faye Thomson’s interview starts at 27:42 (Interview Transcript)
Our intermission music comes courtesy of Virgo Rising. The track is “Molly Ringwald Dances in the Front Row” from their 2021 album, “Sixteenth Sapphire”. Be sure to check out more of their tunes at their Bandcamp: https://virgorisingband.bandcamp.com
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Debbie Werner is the Executive Director of the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation/Festival. The festival was one of the first in Canada to transition from an in-person to online festival when faced with the challenges of the pandemic in June of 2020. To learn more about the Festival and its events and services, visit https://tjff.com
Faye Thomson is a Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg. She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015. To learn more about the School and its programming, visit https://schoolofcontemporarydancers.ca