This interview took place over the phone on Jan. 16 and has been edited and condensed. Read the full article here.

Calgary is known for many things but contemporary dance is not one of them. Still, two independent female choreographers are trying to change that by coming together to create a headlining production.

Getting ready looks the same for many people. They wake up to an alarm, have a personal hygiene routine and go about their day - with or without breakfast.

For many, the perception is that drag has to be done by cis gay men — a notion that continues to hold true in Calgary. But the drag community in this city is much more diverse. Its members are trying to prove that through their performances, hoping to change this common misperception.