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25 April 2017

Spotlight Australia: Blood Links by William Yang

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There is probably no more mundane a premise for a show then to present a slide-show of family photos while recounting that family’s personal history. However, William Yang’s Blood links …

08 April 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Yvonne Ng

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Yvonne Ng is a Toronto-based dancer and choreographer interested in how we find …

29 November 2016

Yvonne Ng’s tiger princess dance projects

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“Enter the space with brilliance, seeing every molecule floating…” so starts the beginning of each of three poems, written by Yvonne Ng to her dancers, providing each a score and …

27 November 2016

“The Idea Hurts”: Dollhouse on the Canadian Stage

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bill Coleman and Gordon Monahan’s collaboratively conceived and performed Dollhouse played out like a Rube Goldberg machine, albeit one that wrought destruction on both the man and the set within …

02 October 2016

What it’s Like from The Theatre Centre’s Dance Card

By // Theatre (Toronto)

What it’s Like is the first production on The Theatre Centre’s eight work Dance Card—an initiative bringing a wealth of contemporary dance to The Theatre Centre’s stage during their 2016/2017 …

03 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part VIII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Falling Awake (A+) Falling Awake is the type of zany show you want to see early in the festival, …

03 June 2016

Immersive Revolutionary Theatre – Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s Counting Sheep

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We enter the performance hall at Broadview Place with an air of excitement and expectation…

29 April 2016

Uncomfortable Symptoms of Change: An Indigenous Dance Double Bill

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transformingby Dancers of Damelahamin and Lara Kramer’s NGS (Native Girl Syndrome) was a provocative pairing …

08 May 2015

Spotlight South Africa: Umnikelo & Dominion

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Umnikelo (Offering)
The opening night of Luyanda Sidiya’s double-bill performances of Umnikelo and Dominion was dedicated to putting an end to xenophobic violence…

05 May 2015

Spotlight South Africa: Chandelier

By // Theatre (Toronto)

With a disarming amount of charm, South African performance artist Steven Cohen brought his infamous Chandelier to the final week of the Canadian Stage Spotlight on South Africa festival. We …

25 April 2015

Spotlight South Africa: HATCHED

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Hatched begins with an iconic image, Mamela Nyamza, topless and back to the audience in a long clothespin tutu, strong and statuesque, beautifully silhouetted by the artistry of lighting designer …

24 April 2015

Spotlight South Africa: Ubu and the Truth Commission

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Written by Jane Taylor, directed by William Kentridge, and produced by the Handspring Puppet Theatre (War Horse), Ubu and the Truth Commission is a large scale production created by some …

14 April 2015

Spotlight South Africa: NONGOGO

By // Theatre (Toronto)

On the cusp of second wave feminism and nearly a decade into Apartheid rule, Athol Fugard created a female character that would, against all odds, defy the roles society would …

13 April 2015

Spotlight South Africa: The Meal

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A large paper scroll leads us up the stairs to the Berkeley Theatre. On the landing Mamela Nyamza is crouched on the floor, scrawling over and over “I must not …