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Dance Review: National Ballet of Canada/Frame by Frame (An Homage to Norman McLaren)

Dance Review: The National Ballet of Canada/Frame by Frame directed by Robert Lepage & choreographed by Guillaume Côté The world premiere of the National Ballet of Canada’s Frame by Frame left me stunned and speechless, the former due to the work’s eye-popping, even mind-boggling, visual assault on the senses, the latter because words can’t possibly […]

Interview – Greta Hodgkinson, principal dancer, The National Ballet of Canada/Frame by Frame

Interview with Greta Hodgkinson, principal dancer, The National Ballet of Canada, about the new Robert Lepage/Guillaume Côté work, Frame by Frame. INTRODUCTION The most highly anticipated dance event of the year has to be Frame by Frame, an homage to the life and work of film pioneer Norman McLaren, created by theatre icon Robert Lepage […]

DANCE OPENINGS. Nov. 18 to 24.

DANCE OPENINGS. Nov. 18 to 24. Hi-Fi: Rumschpringe. Dancemakers. AD Michael Trent has turned the fall season over to his company members who have come up with their own creation. Rumschpringe is the Amish word for growing up and leaving the nest. [email protected] (Opens Nov. 20). Speak, Love. Black and Blue Productions. Sasha Ivanochko has choreographed a […]

Dance Review – Kevin O’Day’s Hamlet

Given the fact that ballet audiences are notoriously conservative, Karen Kain has taken a huge chance on Kevin O’Day’s Hamlet. In particular, composer John King’s original score is of the snap, crackle and pop variety, much like Thom Willems’ music for William Forsythe. The choreography is relentlessly contemporary ballet, filled with flexed feet and angular […]