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29 February 2020

Red Sky Performance & Canadian Stage: AF

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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 …

13 February 2020

Canadian Stage: Radical Vitality- Solos & Duets

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Seeing a compilation show from the ‘Compagnie Marie Chouinard’ was just as deliciously weird as I hoped it would be. Heralded as one of Canada’s greatest dancers and choreographers, hers …

13 February 2020

Citadel + Compagnie: this happened…

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Onstage at the inspiring Citadel + Compagnie, Kate Hilliard’s production of this happened… is personal, thoughtful, and dreamlike. The opening scene is striking and powerful, and the audience is pulled …

17 January 2020

Kemi Projects’ Known

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Jennifer Dallas, Artistic Director of Kẹmi Contemporary Dance Projects, says that she is inspired by choreographers who are playing in the cracks between disciplines. Dallas herself has been able to …

23 October 2019

Canadian Stage: Yang Zhen’s Minorities

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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. …

22 April 2019

Kudelka’s Four Old Legs

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Growing up in the ballet world, I had often heard her name, but I never dreamed that I would be fortunate enough to see Evelyn Hart dance. Master of her …

29 March 2019

Pite & Young’s Revisor

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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, …

26 March 2019

No Woman’s Land: An Epic Journey Into Empathy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“You only leave home if home is the mouth of a shark” This is one of the many hard truths about the refugee experience that No Woman’s Land asks its …

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 …

01 November 2018

DanceWorks: The Art of Degeneration

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The proof is in the pudding is a strangely apt synopsis of The Art of Degeneration, a solo show by Louis Laberge-Côté. Why so? Because the climax of the show …

18 October 2018

Esie Mensah’s Shades

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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 …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part VI

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Café Sarajevo episode 1 (A+) A surprising diversion from the usual SummerWorks lineup, Café Sarajevo is a live SummerWorks …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part V

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Third World (B+) & ZAYO (A) Movement and stories of obstacles overcome merge in these two fascinating, viscerally performed …

16 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part III

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews fantasylover (A+) fantasylover was weird and wonderful. The characters presented onstage were so clear and defined, and had the …

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