Thursday, January 8, 2015

Farewell by The Charlebois Post

And with Miriam Khalil's piece we say farewell. We'd like to thank all of our in-house writers, our guest writers (like Miriam), the many publicists and collaborators and - especially - our …

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The Moment... Soprano Miriam Khalil by The Charlebois Post

The Moment - Elvira in #UncleJohn (Against the Grain Theatre)by Miriam KhalilI will talk about Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni or her new incarnation in #UncleJohn as just Elvira.The moment is …

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Captured, January 8, 2015 by The Charlebois Post

Photo courtesy of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, coming to Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, January 24

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First-Person: Dancer/Choreographer Vincent Mantsoe by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Meinrad Heck)I am Listening, I am Watching, I am Learning, I am Mu-Ntuby Vincent MantsoeGrowing up in Soweto, South Africa, Vincent Mantsoe learned to dance through youth clubs, st…

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The Moment.... Dancer/Choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert on For Body and Light by The Charlebois Post

The Moment...Multidisciplinary Artistby Stéphanie Morin-RobertWhen Dena Devida (co-founder and co-artistic director Tangente) called me to ask if I was interested in possibly presenting a f…

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Interview: Dancer Emma Hawes, on The Nutcracker, National Ballet by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic)Plumming in The Best Nutcrackerby Ramya Jegatheesan, Senior ContributorEmma Hawes was born in Delaware, Ohio and trained at the BalletMet's Dance Academ…

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Review: (Toronto / Opera) #UncleJohn by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Darryl Block)Mozart a Little, Mozart a Lotby Beat Rice, Editor#UncleJohn is the title character of Against The Grain Theatre’s modern  translation/adaptation of Mozart’s D…

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Review: (Dance / Montreal) The Nutcracker by The Charlebois Post

(photo by John Hall)They Should have Called This “The Nutcracker’s Friends”by Aleksandra Koplik, Senior ContributorPerhaps I am not the best person to critique this performance as The …

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

First-Person: Soprano/Director Robin Eder-Warren on Hansel and Gretel, Opera Mariposa by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Katherine Nickford)Entering the enchanted forestmaking opera magic with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretelby Robin Eder-WarrenRobin Eder-Warren is an award-winning soprano…

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Dance) Winnin' by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Frédéric Chais)No end in Sightby Caitlin Murphy, Senior ContributorWinnin' is a compendium of gestures that, like its truncated title, are reluctantly reaching towards completion…

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News: Opera News Awards announced, include Canadian soprano Teresa Stratas (Press Release) by The Charlebois Post

2015 Opera News AwardsRecipients Announced~Five Honorees to be Recognized for Contributions to the Opera World at the 10th Annual Awards Ceremony ~New York, NY (December 9, 2014) – OPERA N…

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News: (Ottawa) Opera Lyra announces major shifts in artistic program (Press release) by The Charlebois Post

Opera Lyra announces major shifts in artistic program at AGM Ottawa, December 8, 2014A transformation of Opera Lyra’s artistic programs will be the highlight of its next season, begin…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Essay: Jacob Niedzwiecki on the future of artists and arts organizations, Part III by The Charlebois Post

@JackMoves“Build no more fortresses, build railways.” Part IIIby Jacob Niedzwiecki(reprinted with permission)Performance photos by Vish Hansa, featuring the cast of Jacqueries, Part 1We …

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Joel Ivany, Artistic Director of Against The Grain Theatre, on #UncleJohn by The Charlebois Post

Uncle John is on his way to TO. by Joel Ivany, Artistic Director, Against the Grain TheatreHe wreaked utter havoc in the picturesque landscape of the Rocky Mountains, and now he's takin…

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Dance) Yellow Towel by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Maxime G. Delisle)All eyes on Dana Michelby Aleksandra Koplik, Senior ContributorDana Michel, creator and choreographer of Yellow Towel, manages to baffle you from the very beginni…

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Essay: Jacob Niedzwiecki on the future of artists and arts organizations, Part II by The Charlebois Post

@JakeMoves“Build no more fortresses, build railways.” Part IIby Jacob Niedzwiecki(reprinted with permission)Performance photos by Vish Hansa, featuring the cast of Jacqueries, Part 1Live…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Dance) Prismes by The Charlebois Post

In a land of dreams and nightmaresby Chad Dembski, Editor, DanceMontréal Danse is an intriguing Montreal dance company in that they choose a different choreographer for each new creation. L…

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Essay: Jacob Niedzwiecki on the future of artists and arts organizations, Part I by The Charlebois Post

“Build no more fortresses, build railways.” Part Iby Jacob Niedzwiecki(reprinted with permission)Performance photos by Vish Hansa, featuring the cast of Jacqueries, Part 1@JakeMovesI’m…

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Captured, November 30, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Another magnificent video from David Cooper which also happens to redefine what dance can be. Dancer: Linda Arkelian, Music: Stephan Moccio. Get ready to be hypnotized.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Dance) Infinity Doughnut by The Charlebois Post

(Photo: Svetla Atanasova)The Pleasure of Being Togetherby Chad Dembski, Editor, DanceUpon arriving just on time to Monument National I saw an extremely long line for the coat check. This was…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Dance) That's It by The Charlebois Post

Any Shape, form or structure imaginableby Chad Dembski,  Editor, DanceThe solo dance performance of That’s It at La Chapelle is a strong investigation of body transformation in all it…

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News: (TO) Charles Sy wins top prize at COC vocal competition (Press release) by The Charlebois Post

TORONTO’S CHARLES SY WINS TOP PRIZE AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY’S ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITIONToronto – Tenor Charles Sy of Toronto took home first prize and t…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Captured, November 25, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Manitoba Opera takes you for a fascinating look behind the scenes for its new production of Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, now playing in Winnipeg.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

From the Archives: Sue Edworthy on emerging companies and marketing by The Charlebois Post

Pretend It’s Going to Printby Sue Edworthy@sueedworthy[PUB: Sue Edworthy is one of the country's top publicists and pundits on the subject. When I pulled this from the archives, I realized…

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Captured, November 21, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

This odd and troubling and beautiful teaser for That's It from Belgian Sabine Molenaar playing at La Chapelle in Montreal this week. The description of the piece says "logic has no place". I…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Captured, November 19, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

The National Ballet's production of John Neumeier's Nijinsky opens this weekend. The title-"character" is an icon of modern ballet who had a life as stormy as many of his great roles.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bathtub Bran with Artistic Director Riley Sims of Social Growl Dance by The Charlebois Post

Bran talks with Riley Sims of Social Growl Dance as he prepares for his December production of Are You Still Coming Tonight?

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

From the Archives: (Dance / Montreal) Review - Dance Me to the End On / Off Love by The Charlebois Post

When Even "Hallelujah" Feels Revitalizedby Caitlin Murphy[Ed: We ran this review during the initial run of the piece; it is back for a short run - November 19-22 - at Centaur Theatre in Mont…

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review (Montreal / Dance) 6,3 Évanouissements by Estelle Rosen

How I Fell In Love With Contemporary Danceby Aleksandra Koplik, Senior ContributorThere's something about this performance that is strangely captivating from the very beginning. As the …

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Bathtub Bran: Kristen Carcone and David Norsworthy of TOES for Dance by The Charlebois Post

The Boy In The Bathtub offers us a threesome today with Kristen Carcone and David Norsworthy of TOES for Dance. Upcoming shows in Toronto on November 15 and 16.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

First-Person: Michael Hidetoshi Mori, Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera by The Charlebois Post

Shout Out In Joy and Frustration!Like medicine and visits to the dentist, one prevailing public perception of opera is that it is good for youby Michael Hidetoshi MoriMichael Hidetoshi Mori …

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