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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

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 …

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 …

16 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part III

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

12 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XX

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews A Kev n’ Cal Mystery (A+) A comedic play that is very reminiscent of the Hardy Boys, a Kev n’ …

12 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XVIII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Katharine Ferns is in Stitches (A) Get ready to laugh. Get ready to cry. Get ready to do both …

07 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part II

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Harvey and The Extraordinary (A+) At once exploring childlike glee and darker undertones of more adult concepts of coping …

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 …

05 April 2018

Finding Wolastoq Voice

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Last Thursday I had the privilege of attending Finding Wolastoq Voice, a collaboration between playwright and composer Natalie Sappier -Samaqani Cocahq of Tobique First Nation and dancer/choreographer Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). …

23 February 2018

DanceWorks: Prevailing Voices

By // Theatre

On a dreary Thursday night in February, I went to see two wonderful women bare their souls through dance at the Pia Bouman School’s Scotiabank Theatre, and I’m so glad …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Jonno Another topical Next Stage piece, Jonno, offers a fictional account of a powerful, well-known radio host sexually assault women in Toronto. Most Canadians will recongnize the play as a thinly veiled …

10 December 2017

The National Ballet’s Nijinsky: a multi-cast review

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Beginning and ending with the last performance of Vaslav Nijinsky, widely considered one of the greatest dancers of the twentieth century, choreographer John Neumeier’s “biography of the soul” is a …

23 November 2017

The National Ballet’s Winter’s Tale: a multi-cast review

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Featuring vivid characters and a dramatic story of jealousy, love, and redemption, The National Ballet of Canada’s adaptation of The Winter’s Tale is a beautifully choreographed, magical ballet that absolutely …

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