Month: November 2017

Review: The National Ballet’s NIJINSKY; The Dancer Trapped in the Man

The mind is a fascinating, terrifying and often incomprehensible place. The National Ballet of Canada’s production of John Neumeier’s NIJINSKY explores the mind through the lens of one of the world’s most famous ballet dancers, Vaslav Nijinsky. Visiting some of Nijinsky’s most iconic roles, the ballet is a conflict of identity. Neumeier’s skilled theatricality encompasses

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Review: Don Giovanni for the #metoo Generation at UofT Opera, Nov. 23, 2017

A changed world makes for a changed Don Giovanni. Produced by an all female team, UofT Opera’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (seen Nov. 23) struck new chords in how to deal with the leading man’s appalling treatment of women. Flanked by a chorus of silent female observers, the characters in Marilyn Gronsdal’s production were judged, protected, given sympathy and

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Review: Second City’s THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SWEATER is a Holiday Must!

Everyone loves the holidays, making Second City’s holiday show a staple of the season. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SWEATER pokes fun at the cheery period between Remembrance Day and New Year’s Day when we stress about gifts, spend too much time with our relatives and drink too much liquor at our office

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