Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Vancouver Dance History (2006-2016): Post 16

Today was our first meeting in a few weeks: Justine has been rehearsing Family Dinner for the Canada Dance Festival; Alexa has been traveling; and I've been dealing with various academic matters. We didn't have an interview scheduled, so instead we mostly just caught up and talked about next steps.

But first there was some celebrating of Justine and Alexa's successful Canada Council application for the research phase of our project: woot, woot! We're not exactly sure of how we'll spend the money at this stage, but we certainly do appreciate the support.

Mostly, however, we had to come to terms with the reality that given our respective schedules this summer, coupled with the 50+ names on our list of targeted interview subjects, we would need to apply a divide and conquer approach, assigning each of us responsibility for conducting a bunch of solo interviews on our own time. Surprisingly, there was next to no fighting about who got whom--just consensus about whom we should ideally be in the room with together.

And then it was time to leave, which was a bit sad, as the next time the three of us will gather to work collectively on the project won't be until mid-August.


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