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04 May 2017

Radical System Art: Glory

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Glory, performed by Shay Kuebler’s company Radical System Art, hosted by DanceWorks at the Harbourfront Centre was a multi-media pleasure to take part in. The performance incorporated film in an …

17 November 2016

Theatre Parallax: KATA

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre Parallax’s KATA, could be qualified as a modern dance version of a psychological thriller. The piece elicits strong feelings, though they are mostly of apprehension, revulsion, awe, and fear. In …

12 November 2016

7 Fingers: Cuisine & Confessions

By // Theatre (Toronto)

For those in the contemporary circus scene, The 7 Fingers company (or Les 7 Doigts de le Main) hardly needs introduction. This modern Montreal-based company never lets an audience down, …

20 May 2016

The Return of Riverdance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I had heard that Riverdance was coming to the city on a 20th anniversary tour, and I jumped at the opportunity to see the show. Who wouldn’t! Riverdance is such …

24 January 2016

Peggy Baker’s Phase Space

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Acclaimed icon and synonym for Canadian modern dance, Peggy Baker, lights up the Betty Oliphant stage yet again with her newest work, Phase Space. The concept for the piece is …

16 December 2015

Cirque de la Symphonie: Holiday Hits at the TSO

By // Music

Facing the garlanded stage with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra warming up, looked down on by the Etobicoke School of the Arts Holiday Chorus, I can’t help but feel the buzz …

07 March 2015

vox:lumen – “Am I Reaching You?”

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The project that William Yong has undertaken with Zata Omm Dance Projects and an inspiring network of supporters is truly monumental. An experiment in sustainability of theatre (and artists), vox:lumen …

26 January 2015

A Side of Dreams: The Beauty of Ancestral Connections

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A Side of Dreams is a beautiful view into Metis cultural traditions of generational and ancestral healing. The evening begins with a wondrous and effective projection of a spider beginning …

14 November 2014

Contemporary Circus Show Opus Impresses

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Australian acrobatic company Circa has livened CanStage with a refreshingly new and desperately needed contemporary circus show. Opus is 75 non-stop minutes of circus feats, but also shows the audience …

16 August 2013

A Great Spectrum of Human Existence

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The image of a totally nude young dancer prancing around the stage at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (fondly referred to as the Betty O) to “You’re So Vain” bleating from …

13 July 2013

Amy at the Fringe, Part Two: Dance Culture

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Jack Your Body A dance performance that makes me want to go out and get my boogie on always boasts the audience leaving with smiles plastered on their faces. The …

09 July 2013

Amy at the Fringe, Part One: An Eden of Sensuality

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A burlesque show modeled on the Bible when it was all smite and terror and sex? Sounds like it can’t get much better than that. For me, the pleasure in …

24 May 2013

Sculpting the Space: Eifman’s Rodin

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Last night I saw the premiere of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s production Rodin at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The show is running for a mere …