Episode 9: A Grimm Night

three dancers on stage in a production of A Grimm Night
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Melissa Yuan-Innes (aka, Melissa Yi) joins hosts Mark and Joe to talk about A Grimm Night by Transcen|Dance Project, an interactive theatrical experience in which audiences are welcomed, masked and set free to explore a dance version of Grimm’s fairy tales.  

Melissa writes fantasy, science fiction and thrillers, in addition to being a part-time emergency room doctor.

Melissa was so inspired by her experience with the interactive experience that she wanted to create her own theatre pieces.

The three discuss balancing day jobs with the process of creating art, fringe festivals in Canada, and “reverse catfishing.”

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Melissa Yi is an emergency physician and award-winning writer.

Check out her newest book, which she mentions in the podcast: The Shapes of Wrath: A demonic surgeon. A haunted hospital. And the doctor caught between them.

“I nearly jumped out of my seat. A treat to read.” —Amazing Stories

The Shapes of Wrath is a compelling read, totally fresh, and I recommend highly.”
–Ottawa Review of Books

And if you’d like to read something that connects to fairy tales, try:

Chinese Cinderella, Fairy Godfathers & Beastly Beauty, a collection of feminist fairy tales from ancient China to contemporary California. 

Visit her website for more information and to check out all of her books.

Melissa Yuan-Innes (Melissa Yi), smiling at the camera

You can find the latest showings of A Grimm Night listed here, at their website.

Transcen|Dance Project’ is a Toronto-based company interested in stretching the boundaries within the Toronto dance community and creating a new environment for audiences to experience art and live performance.

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