Amy Strizic

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 a heavy boombox is a sight that one gets used to surprisingly easily. Ben Kamino opened the dance: made in canada festival on Wednesday night with an excerpt from […]

  Amy Strizic

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 Mix-Mix Dance Collective certainly brought in a mixed crowd but gave universal satisfaction. An elderly couple in front of me at the show commented “Well […]

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 watching burlesque is as much about enjoyment of dance and sexuality as it is watching the performers have an amazing time. There was no denying […]

  Amy Strizic

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 three days, May 23rd through 25th, so happily packed the house with an exceptionally large percentage of Slavic-background patrons. The heavily accented murmurs were just […]