Secrets behind The Heist Project with Belinda McGuire

Belinda McGuireWhat is your favourite word?

Probably “débrouillard” in French – I think I rolled my “r” properly for the first time with this word.

What is your favourite book?

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Where is your favourite place?

New York City.

What do you like to eat on your birthday?

Lobster and chocolate – in succession, not together.

What music do you listen to? 

I like classical, indie, alternative, tango, some rap and trip-hop. Bossa-nova can almost always hit the spot, and electronic dance is irreplaceable when it comes to endurance workouts.

What is your guilty pleasure television show or website?

My entertainment choices are pretty respectable, and not very many to begin with (I don’t have a TV).  Downton Abbey is getting pretty soapy, so I might eventually feel guilty about watching that… we’ll see how Season Four goes.

What style/technique was your first dance lesson? 

Irish dance – I was five, the steps were too small and complex and I found it frustrating.

What profession, other than dance artist, would you like to attempt?

Secret agent, though I’d probably have to give up my dual citizenship.

What is the Heist Project about in five words or less? (if you don’t count “and” and “through” this is five)
Ambitions, obstacles and resourcefulness exposed through movement.

The Heist Project

Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W.,
Fri. Mar 8 – Sat. Mar 9, 2013, 8pm

Choreographer(s) – Belinda McGuire, Emio Greco, Sharon Moore, Idan Sharabi
Performer: Belinda McGuire
Composer: Jerome Begin
Costume Designers: Katharine Mallinson, Belinda McGuire

A Harbourfront NextSteps Series Event
For tickets: http://www.harbourfront.on.ca

This interview has been edited for content and length.

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Eight Answers from Wen Wei Wang

Photo by Steven LemayWhat is your favourite word?

Why?

What is your favourite book?

Call me by your Name by André Aciman

Where is your favourite place?  

Vancouver

What do you like to eat on your birthday?  

Dumplings

What is your guilty pleasure television show or website?  

Saturday Night Live

What style/technique was your first dance lesson?

Chinese classical dance

What profession, other than dance artist, would you like to attempt?

Pianist

What is the Seventh Sense about in five words or less?  

Physical, Mental, Intuition, Emotions and Relationships.

Seventh Sense premieres in Edmonton and tours to Toronto on March 1st and 2nd at the Fleck Dance Theatre.