Friday, June 29, 2012

Starry Night

Toronto Pride: Starry Night 2012, @ Green Space on Church. In some countries, like this, the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots can be commemorated like this, with music, fun and even levity. Let's celebrate the amazing progress made, and remember those still fighting.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Bucovina Club Orkestar

Come have some live klezmer-punk-reggae concert at the David Pecaut Square!

Sadeh 21, by Batsheva Dance Company

An Israeli avant-garde dance group. Part of Luminato. @ Mac Millan Theatre. We had the worst seats: down front extreme right. And I still, from that intimate vantage point, thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful, sometimes funny, sometimes erotic, and very moving, performance.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Playing Cards 1: Spades

Part of the Luminato Festival, @ the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera, by Robert Lepage. When you want good storytelling enhanced by a great use of space and stage manipulation, this is your man.

Monday, June 11, 2012

La Belle et la Bête: a contemporary retelling

Part of the Luminato Festival. By Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, at the Bluma Appel Theatre. I regret to admit that all I somewhat enjoyed were the visual effects. Lots of applauses and bravos at the end by the public but, personally, it was disappointing.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Einstein on the Beach

By Philip Glass. Part of the Luminato Festival. 4.5 hours of a crazy, minimalist opera by a genius. I can't imagine how people must have reacted to it in 1976!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Floating sphere

I swear, this guy was so masterful at playing with his crystal ball it seemed it was floating mid-air.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Where do we go now?

By the director of Caramel, @ the TIFF Bell Lightbox. If you have ties to Lebanon, and you liked Labaki's Caramel, you'll like this one. Otherwise, this is still an unpretentious comedy about a group of women who've had it with death and inter-religious strife.