Guest Blog: Good Women Dance Convergence 2019 by Alison Kause (Collective Artist)

Nov 8, 2019

In 2011 Good Women Dance launched their first self-presentation titled Convergence. Nearly a decade later, the annual presentation is staying true to its intentions of maintaining a platform for dance performance and presentation in Edmonton.

This year The Good Women Dance Collective presents the world premier of a new contemporary dance piece by Calgary’s Pam Tzeng and RUMINATE by Vancouver’s Meredith Kalaman.

CHEERS & TEARS: A Journey Into Whiteness is an absurd yet honest look at the ensemble’s relationship to whiteness. The performance aims to expose the experiences and impact of the “Canadian W-H-I-T-E Lady“ on the well being of themselves and humans in all parts of the living planet. This contemporary dance performance is a quintet featuring the Good Women Dance Collective’s Ainsley Hillyard, Alida Kendell, and Kate Stashko; as well as, guest performer Krista Posyniak, and choreographer Pam Tzeng.

Convergence will also feature Meredith Kalaman’s Ruminate, which is inspired by the “necking process” where giraffes violently thrash their necks at each other in combat. This duet “chews over” the desire to dominate another being by means of physical force juxtaposed with the need for tender care.

Photo: Marc J Chalifoux Design: Gabrielle Chipeur 12St

Convergence 2019

November 14 – 16, 2019 at 8pm

at the Théâtre de la Cité

(8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury)


$25 General

$15 Student/Senior/CADA member

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Tix on the Square

* 25 percent of each house will be reserved for offer what you will tickets. These tickets will be available at the door only.

Anything Energy Balls

These energy balls are the perfect high energy but not too filling snack – great for pre-show! Just combine whatever you have from each category and adjust the quantity until you have a consistency that you can form into a ball. I like to chop up the larger ingredients (nuts and dried fruit) before adding them to the mix. Melt the nut butter and honey or agave syrup in order to increase its viscosity. Grease a large metal bowl add all ingredients and mix well – a wooden spoon or hands work well. Once mixed form into ping pong size balls (I grease my hands with in order to prevent the ingredients from sticking to my hands). Store in the freezer layered between parchment paper.

Be creative and have fun!

Something sticky

  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Pea butter
  • Sunflower butter

Something crunchy

  •     Almonds
  •     Walnuts
  •     Pecans
  •     Sunflower seeds


  •  Dates (chopped)
  •   Raisins
  •   Craisins
  •   Dried apricots (chopped)

Something sweet (add sparingly)

  •     Honey
  •     Agave syrup

*add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors

Extras (I like to add a few more ingredients if I have them on hand)

  •     Chia seeds
  •     Flax seeds
  •     Dried coconut
  •     Cacao nibs
  •     Chocolate chips