Joni Mitchell's Message in Motion
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We didnâ€™t know folk music could be so sexy. For years, Canadian singer Joni Mitchell has been crooning about the pitfalls of â€œpaving paradise to put up a parking lot.â€ (Yup, thatâ€™s where the Counting Crows and Bob Dylan got the lyrics). Now sheâ€™s brought her folksy tunes to the Alberta Ballet to create Dancing Joni & Other Works. The performance highlights her life-long concerns about environmental neglect and humanityâ€™s warring nature.
â€œAs an artist creating today, quite frankly, I can see no other subject matter that is of more importance now. We need people to awaken to this reality,â€ said Mitchell. Dancing Joni & Other Works has just wrapped up in Calgary and will be performed at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium today and tomorrow, February16 – 17, 2007. Good news: the performance special will be recorded to television in high-definition and produced for CHUM/Bravo by Calgary-based Joe Media Group.