(Dis)integration

“It’s very, very valuable to have non-normative bodies on stage,” Brooke Leifso says. “It makes us realize how much we don’t have that in culture, whether it be other in...
// Guntar Kravis

Eleven Accords

Back in the ’70s—when esteemed choreographer Christopher House was just starting to dance—the music of Steve Reich was already everywhere. Minimalism had become the go-to soundtrack for modern ...

An Homage to Billie Holiday

‘My mom is a big fan of classical music, but we always had the radio playing in my household,” Citie Ballet artistic director François Chevennement begins. “So we always heard jazz....
// Paul McGrath

Don Quixote

The morning after dancing his first ballet in more than two decades, Alberta Ballet’s artistic director Jean Grand-Maitre had some immediately available feelings about stepping back en pointe. ...
// Aaron Pedersen

Satire on the hill

The central figure in Proud is a conservative Canadian prime minister, introduced moments after achieving the zenith of political power in the country: a majority government. The year is 2011. His na...
// Ryan Parker

Fatboy

‘PANCAAAAAKES!” For all of his unchecked-ID impulsiveness, nothing seems to hit Fatboy’s titular character quite like the thought of eating: desire to consume overrides all else in ...
Neve Campbell, one of many Canucks Gone South

Southward bound

There’s a problem with the Monty Hall Problem. The probability puzzle, named for the famous Canadian broadcaster and longtime host of Let’s Make A Deal, goes like this: you’re a gam...