â€œThe world of The Part is a place in which the subtle twisting of normative conventions has spun completely out of control, in which all the re-invention of a lifetime is uncomfortably crammed into one hour, never quite fitting, always threatening to collapse inwards upon itself or outwards towards the audience. More »
Celebrating 80 years of cultural exchange and relations between Japan and Canada, AKA DanceÂ presents White Moon Dance Nights: four evenings of contemporary dance showcasing both Canadian and Japanese dance forms and their points of interaction. More »
Remembering FORREST J ACKERMAN.
Thursday, February 26, 2009.
The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416-603-6643.
2:00 pm: An Into to Forrest J Ackerman. Rare vhs documentary film.
4:00 pm: The Best SF Convetion ever. More rare vhs documentary footage.
6:00 pm: The Sons Of Famous Monsters Interviews with the some of the folk in fluenced by 4SJ and the 8mm films they made as kids. More »
Nymphs and shepherds cavort in song when The Musicians In Ordinary perform Saturday, February 28, 2009, 8 p.m. at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. (north of Scollard Street in Yorkville; Bay St. subway).Â Â Tenor Darryl Edwards joins soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenist John Edwards in a concert titled Fair, Cruell Nymph: Songs and Dialogues from 17th Century England.
Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door.Â For information, call 416-535-9956, e-mail musinord (at) sympatico (dot) ca or visit www.musiciansinordinary.ca.Â Â More »
Come to CARIBBEAN HEAT and warm up!
Wondering when you will have the sun dance on your face? Cannot make it to the warmth of the tropics this winter?
Ballet Creole has created a night with you in mind. CARIBBEAN HEAT is a night of interactive
- Food/Drink/Cash Bar
- SILENT AUCTION (with collector’s quality prints)
- and Poetry, to warm your heart. More »
There will be a draw for a painting.
You can get tickets at the gallery from now until the night of the event.
Reception: Saturday, February 21, starting at 6 p.m.
Exhibit runs to February 28
600 Markham St. (Mirvish Village â€“ Bathurst and Bloor)
More information at: www.spencegallery.ca
Hi from Nancy White!
Roger James and I are doing a double bill at The Tranzac Club on Feb.15.Â For information about the show, scroll down to pretty much the very end. I usually write, as I was trained, in Canadian Press style (what, when, where, why, who, whew and what th?? all in the first paragraph because you know they’re going to cut it), but sometimes I just don’t have the strength. Saving it for the shovelling, doncha know! So- BABBLE ALERT!
This is my only Toronto gig this winter – andÂ I’d love to see you, and Roger is fabulous. More »
Andrea Menard, a multi-talented Metis actor, singer/songwriter and screenwriter. With a voice that chills your spine, she dazzles on stage and screen, bringing audiences to tears. Her voice is lyrical, raw, and reminiscent of the jazz and blues singers of the 1940′s, yet she captures the simplicity of the great folk artists. More »
OCAD Presidentâ€™s Speaker Series welcomes artist Lisa Jevbratt
Sara Diamond, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), welcomes artist Lisa Jevbratt as the second keynote speaker in the Presidentâ€™s Speaker Series, on Thursday, February 5 at 6:45 p.m.
Swedish-born Jevbrattâ€™s work, ranging from Internet visualization software to biofeedback and interspecies collaboration, is concerned with collectives and systems, the languages and conditions that generate them, and the exchanges within them. Her projects explore alternative, distributed and unintentional collaborations and the expressions of the collectives they create. More »
The Rowers Pub Reading Series has as its February features: Marian Botsford Fraser (Requiem for My Brother – Greystone Books/Douglas& McIntyre, 2006); Jeanette Lynes (It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems – Freehand Books, 2008); and Nino Ricci (The Origin of Species – Doubleday Canada, 2008). More »
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present Le Filet (The Net) by Marcel-Romain Thériault in a remarkable production of Théâtre Populaire d’Acadie with the support of the Théâtre franÃ§ais du Centre national des Arts. This shocking masterpiece runs in French at the Berkeley Street Theatre from February 4 to 14, 2009. More »
Experience the spirit, freedom and complexities of African dance in a spectacular celebration of traditional and contemporary works, when COBA (Collective of Black Artists) presents its 16th annual season at Fleck Dance Theatre, February 20-22, 2008 â€“ part of Harbourfront Centreâ€™s NextSteps program. More »
‘Dance daredevil’ Darcy Callisonâ€™s new work (Re)Tracing Fred looks to Hollywood as a hotbed for men expressing their masculinity in movement. From screen stars Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly to Elvis Presley, John Travolta and Jon Hederâ€™s Napoleon Dynamite, (Re)TracingÂ Fred reinterprets Hollywood filmâ€™s choreography for males, exploring the ever-present assumption (and necessity) that there is something inherently masculine within the danced languages that Hollywood constructs for men. More »
The Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People is proud to present Edmontonâ€™s Marty Chanâ€™s and Robert Walshâ€™s Chinese neo-opera The Forbidden Phoenix. Combining the classical Chinese form with elements of Western musical this fascinating new play promises to burn the floors of the Mainstage from February 2 to March 11, 2009. More »
From Brian Katz:
Thursday Feb. 12th, York University, Toronto 12:30-1:30, admission Free;Â concert hall, ACE bldg. (details to follow in a future mail)
I’m performing a classical recital with long-time colleague, William Beauvais (though we have not performed/recorded together in years now). William and I are both teaching at York now (when there isn’t a strike!) and decided to do a joint recital to celebrate our over 25 years of musical involvement together. The program will feature the music of Bartok, Scarlatti, Leo Brouwer and original pieces by both of us.
Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of
Up Until Now…
Choreographed by Deborah Hay
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to present the world premiere of Up Until Now…, a newly commissioned work from the iconic American choreographer Deborah Hay. This full-length work for eleven dancers runs at the Winchester Street Theatre from January 29-February 7, 2009 and will showcase Hay’s absolutely unique choreographic signature. More »
Deb Filler has travelled the world with her extraordinary shows, Her latest adventures could charm the balls off a matzo. After sell out runs and critical raves in the UK, US, Europe Australia and New Zealand, she is back where sheâ€™s most comfortable, in Toronto with stories of her travels. More »
ThÃ©Ã¢tre franÃ§ais de Toronto (TfT) is proud to present Une maison face au nord (A North-Facing House) by Jean-Rock Gaudreault in a remarkable co-production of ThÃ©Ã¢tre la Rubrique from Saguenay, ThÃ©Ã¢tre Tandem from Rouyn-Noranda, and ThÃ©Ã¢tre franÃ§ais de Toronto. This dramatic comedy runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from February 25 to March 8, 2009 and will have four English surtitled performances. More »