Lorenzo Pagnotta

I am constantly in awe of the physical and mental stamina required of dancers, and have always said that if I could go back in time I would make sure to pursue dance.  Well this show made me want to die immediately and be reborn a dancer.  Heartbeat of Home is a spectacle with all […]

  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

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 […]