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29 February 2020

Red Sky Performance & Canadian Stage: AF

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Red Sky Performance’s AF is true to brand a force of nature. The rhythm is urgent, the energy is youthful, and the choreography showcases the athleticism of the dancers. The …

14 November 2019

MacIvor & Brooks: Let’s Run Away

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There is no doubt that when Daniel MacIvor enters the stage, he does so with seasoned confidence. He appears a bit agitated while dressing the stage, a picture here, a …

14 November 2019

Almighty Voice and His Wife at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Daniel David Moses’ Almighty Voice and His Wife provides a contemporary retelling of the events leading to Cree Warrior Almighty Voice’s untimely death, and his ill fated love affair with …

23 October 2019

Canadian Stage: Yang Zhen’s Minorities

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Minorities has a provocative set, mannequins placed across the back of the stage are costumed in various traditional Chinese clothing, with red duct tape placed across eyes, mouths and torsos. …

13 June 2019

Eifman Ballet’s Tchaikovsky: PRO et CONTRA

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Celebrated Russian choreographer Boris Eifman brings to life the story of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and it is a tale of beauty and tragedy. Eifman, inspired by the composer’s …

29 March 2019

Pite & Young’s Revisor

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Choreographer Crystal Pite’s work is always deeply thrilling—her ability to bring an audience into a transformed alternate reality is her trademark. In Revisor, her second collaboration with writer Jonathon Young, …

21 March 2019

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in 1986 at an elite Ghanaian girls boarding school, Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play is steeped in Queen Bee pettiness and teenage politics. An …

14 March 2019

Nominee Interview Series: Aria Evans

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2018 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Dancer/Choreographer Aria Evans’ versatility as a multi-modal collaborator is on full …

07 March 2019

Ashbee & Culley’s Pour

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A periodic cry, almost a scream, penetrated the performance space as the audience arrived and settled into their seats. It was unsettling, but mostly ignored. Choreographer Daina Ashbee’s Pour– presented by TO …

18 October 2018

Esie Mensah’s Shades

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Toronto-based choreographer and dancer Esie Mensah’s Shades premiered at the Factory Theatre with a short run, September 27 to 20, 2018. Shades is an exploration of the discrimination between lighter-skinned …

24 September 2018

Jani Lauzon’s I Call Myself Princess

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A decade of research went into the making of the well crafted I Call Myself Princess, written by Jani Lauzon, and a joint Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre Production, …

20 September 2018

Cue6’s Dry Land

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Dry Land is a coming of age tale that digs uncomfortably into both the tenderness and cruelty of North American teenage girlhood. Swim teammates Amy (Veronica Hortiguela) and Ester (Mattie …

01 July 2018

Luminato 2018: Malpaso Dance Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Sitting in the audience of a dance performance, feeling fully enveloped by the movement, is one of the most delicious experiences I can think of. The Cuban based Malpaso Dance …

19 June 2018

Luminato 2018: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Luminato 2018 promised to interrogate the issues of human-rights, justice and inclusion, and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala does not disappoint with its dark themes of loss—of innocence, of purpose, and …

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