The World Stage performance She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament, the third chapter in a Shakespearean triptych, which also included Othello, c’est qui and LEAR, is far from a standard adaption of the text. Cast members appear onstage with their real-life fathers to examine issues inspired by the original piece, but with a contemporary twist.
I frigging love winning. It is quite plausible that I get this quality from my dad who, rather than taking it easy on his eight year-old daughter during nightly Cribbage games, would do the exact opposite; he would sing and dance a song that went something like, “I won, I won, I won, I won, I won/I beat the little …
Game day! After a pre-show camera call for A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, we had an opportunity to sit down with four of the dancers from Norway’s Jo Strømgren Kompani. The dancers, who have been part of over 200 performances, discussed how they got involved with the piece, the extent of their actual football-playing abilities and more.
With her third NextSteps presentation, Nova Bhattacharya bringsAkshongay, which is Bengali for together, created and performed with Louis Laberge-Côté to Harbourfront Centre. In the above video, we speak with Nova about the piece, which runs April 11-13 here at Harbourfront Centre.
Belgian-Portuguese duo Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido take male bonding to a whole other level as they use their bodies as instruments to shamelessly seek out what they mean to each other and leave no physical or emotional stone unturned. Still Standing You is unique, startling, hilarious and physically intense.
HATCH, Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency programme, returns this month with four performances by rising, local artists. We launch the season with Reena Katz, who marks her first foray into a theatrical space with love takes the worry out of being close: public assemblies in bed with queers, a queer re-imagining of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic bed-ins.
“An astonishing void: official history ignores football. Contemporary history texts fail to mention it, even in passing, in countries where it has been and continues to be a primordial symbol of collective identity.”
– David Goldblatt, “The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football”
The general lack of attention to football (aka. soccer) — or any other sport for that matter — in history and contemporary art is puzzling on the one hand and quite understandable on the other.
When Tina Rasmussen programmed this year’s Shakespearean triptych (Othello, c’est qui, LEAR and, now, She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament), she wanted to avoid a distant, old-fashioned theatrical experience. Her goal was to bring productions to World Stage that made The Bard’s work immediate, playful and moving. Cue She She Pop. She She Pop & Their Fathers is an adaptation of King Lear, where …
We’ve got so much in store for you. We’re talking festivals, concerts, outdoor film screenings, amazing food – even canoe rides! In fact, we’re so stoked about it, we decided to let our staff do the talking. Check out this video where you’ll hear from the people behind the scenes; the very ones responsible for putting together our amazing summer programming.
It was almost a year ago when we graduated from Ryerson University’s dance program. As the security of a training institution began to fade away, we were dropped into the constant and ever-changing current of the Toronto dance community. We soon discovered that in order to find stable ground, we needed to figure out two things: what did we want from the dance community? And what did we want to contribute to the dance community?