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Kathleen Smith

Walter Borden in Lilies, Buddies in Bad Times 2019

Photo by Tanja-Tiziana

From a new work by a flamenco great and a play by an Oscar-winning writer to the revival of a Canadian queer classic, here are the shows you'll be talking about this month Read more

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Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Series of dance vignettes for Evelyn Hart and Zhenya Cerneacov is sketched out in subtle, yet very legible shades Read more

Dance

From a play about the making of an iconic punk album to an award-winning musical that deals with mental illness, here are the shows getting lots of buzz this month Read more

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Jillian Vanstone in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, National Ballet of Canada, 2019

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National Ballet of Canada's revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet looks great but the dance itself doesn’t deliver Read more

Dance

Kidd Pivot's dance/theatre look at bureaucracy, corruption and human failings begins as farce but ends up creating something completely new Read more

Dance

Next to Balanchine's stunning Apollo and virtuosic excerpts from Paquita, Robert Binet's short ballet feel a bit anemic Read more

Dance

From kick-ass sketch comedy to deeply personal stories and reimagined classics, here are some must-see theatre, dance and comedy events to take in this month Read more

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The nimble circus performers make up for subpar theatrics and lack of narrative in the latest show by the Montreal-based company. Read more

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Seika Boye's groundbreaking exhibit of artifacts and images helps kick off the international performance and ideas festival Read more

Dance

From a cutting-edge new works festival and an elegant circus show to events surrounding one of the world's most acclaimed opera stars, here are 10 good reasons to get out of the cold this month Read more

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Entertaining homage to song and dance man Gene Kelly recreates some classic numbers Read more

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From a pop music legend and two Olivier Award-winning Canadians to one of the country's most eclectic artists performing behind bars, here are a bunch of folks serving up big drama in the new year Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

From the Soulpepper scandal to the changing of the artistic leadership at many of the city's biggest institutions, here are the some of the highlights of a very dramatic year Read more

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Alvin Collantes

It was easy to feel down this year, but these talented artists – from theatre, comedy and dance – make us optimistic for the future Read more

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There's genuine poetry and stage magic in Slava Polunin's acclaimed physical theatre show Read more

Theatre

John Neumeier’s new ballet inspired by the Tolstoy novel is intense and often challenging, but it’s beautifully danced and always watchable Read more

Dance

Jera Wolfe's choreography is fun to watch, and the production and performances are strong, but the work doesn't offer anything genuinely transformative Read more

Dance

ProArteDanza's beautifully danced spin on Mozart's comic opera comments on inter-gender social tensions in the #MeToo era Read more

Dance

The UK-based dancer/choreographer's ode to Indian soldiers fighting for Britain in the First World War features riveting dance and a near-perfect blend of sensory elements Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Laurence Lemieux draws on personal history and the cult Hamilton punk band in new solo Read more

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