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EQ - Equity Quarterly - 2013
Join the dance with this issue of Equity Quarterly! Find out how Canada's ballet companies are evolving to welcome new audiences while continuing to delight devoted fans. Discover the unique skills needed to stage manage for dance - and follow the journey as the dancers of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montr'al decide to join Equity. But that's not all! Make sure you turn to EQ Backstage to learn more about the upcoming dues referendum.
What happened at the FIA 2012 Congress, and why is it important to Equity members? In this issue of EQ you'll find out how performers are working together through the International Federation of Actors (FIA) to tackle tough issues like equality in the workplace and the impact of digital technology on compensation. You'll also discover how Equity is helping fellow artists in Namibia, on the south west coast of Africa, increase its membership and lobby for national arts support.
Is laughter really the best medicine? Find out what's so funny on our stages and how live performance is connecting with Canadians and making them laugh. In our Spring EQ issue you'll also discover what it takes to move and think like a horse while operating a life-size puppet, as well as what's new and improved about the Equity insurance plan that came into effect on April 1, 2013.
EQ - Equity Quarterly - 2012
In recognition of the coming Council elections in October 2012, this issue of EQ takes a look inside Equity to learn what Council has accomplished over the past term, and to discover the different ways members are giving back to their Association. You'll also find out why support for the arts makes good business sense, how the recent federal budget is affecting live performance in Canada and what you can do to keep arts and culture at the top of the political agenda.
It might be cold and snowy outside, but this issue of EQ lets a little sun in by taking a look at the great allure of summer theatre in Canada. Find out about the advantages as well as the distractions of performing in the great outdoors, and the wide variety of summer fare on offer. In this issue you can also read about the process of producing the same play in two languages, and what you should know when performing while pregnant.
Does government policy affect your career? Can lobbying for arts funding make a difference to the work you do? There are a lot of forces out there that affect your live performance career, and this issue of EQconnects the dots so you can see how it all fits together. And for those just starting out, you'll learn about the professionals who can help you start off on the right foot by providing advice to successfully manage your career and finances.
EQ - Equity Quarterly - 2011
How many Facebook "friends" do you have? Find out how social media is transforming live performance - from members who are using Facebook and blogs to promote their work, to theatre and ballet companies who are reaching new audiences through YouTube and Twitter. The summer issue of EQ also demystifies the horrors of stage fright and takes some of the hot air out of our politicians by showcasing political theatre at The Wrecking Ball cabarets held across the country after the May federal election.
What decisions, challenges and realities need to be faced to put together a winning theatre season? In this issue of EQ we talk to artistic directors across the country about the delicate balancing act they need to perform between artistic vision and reality. Also, find out how the SummerWorks Festival was able to go on despite learning it would not be receiving a federal grant just six weeks before the curtain was scheduled to go up.
How are senior artists in Canada faring? Find out the results of the recent Senior Artists' Research Project and hear from Equity members on how aging has affected their art and their livelihoods. Also check out what happens when theatre critics and performers share the stage to raise funds for the Actors' Fund. All that and more in the Winter 2011 issue of EQ magazine.
Food is essential to life, but eating also gives us the opportunity to connect to each other - especially when paired with good conversation. In this issue of EQ we explore how food is used to highlight themes, bring out characters, and shape the mood in live performance. We also delve into the challenges of preparing food for use on stage, and - as an added bonus - invite you to try out some unique recipes inspired by iconic stage directions and created especially for Equity members.