The Latest Good, Bad and Ugly

Of matters various.

The Canadian Stage production of Venus in Furs is stupendous theatre. It is a run don’t walk. Heart-stopping performances, and utterly intriguing playwriting. Erotic without being graphic. You can cut the sexual tension with a knife.

The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney film Gravity was one of the worst films I saw at TIFF. Bad acting and poor scripting. There is only so far that special effects can carry a terrible movie. I don’t get the hype and the gaga reviews.

Great dance shows recently – Toronto Heritage Dance, Ballet Jörgen Canada, ProArteDanza, Kemi Dance Collective. Dance is hot in Toronto. Notable ones coming up – Toronto International Flamenco Festival (Oct. 19-20); Claudia Moore’s 60 birthday celebration (Oct. 25-Nov. 3); Akram Khan (Oct. 31-Nov. 2).