world stage

Theatre Review – The Wooster Group’s Version of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré

I’ve coined a word for the US equivalent of Eurotrash, and that is Amerijunk. (FYI, the Canadian epithet is Canacrap.) Unfortunately, Amerijunk best describes the World Stage presentation with the ungainly title of The Wooster Group’s Version of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré. (Apparently there were issues with the Williams estate over the production.) I have […]

Dance Review (Reprint) – Wayne McGregor|Random Dance/Entity

This review of Wayne McGregor’s Entity originally appeared in the Globe and Mail on Feb. 8, 2011. The performance took place at the Grand Theatre in Kingston ON before moving on to Ottawa and Montreal. Entity is back in Canada, appearing at the Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront World Stage, Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, […]

A New Addition to the Website – Interviews

I’ve now introduced interviews into the mix on my website. The first interviewee is Harbourfront’s Tina Rasmussen, artistic director of World Stage. Please click on Interviews. Tina was most gracious in talking about this all important international theatre and dance series. I feel the interviews give the right tone of gravitas to the website. They […]

Review of Everything Under the Moon (Harbourfront Centre World Stage)

Just in time for Family Day, World Stage kicked off with, Everything Under the Moon, a collaboration between Toronto visual artist Shary Boyle and Winnipeg composer Christine Fellows. You know a show has hit the mark with children when they are absolutely quiet, and both the younger and older members of the sold-out audience sat […]

An Interview with Tina Rasmussen

Tina Rasmussen is director of performing arts, and artistic director of World Stage at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. In the latter case, she walks a fine line programming Canadian and international artists for one of Toronto’s premiere series. Calgary-born, Rasmussen graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a degree in theatre, winning the prestigious […]