Stiff upper lips ahoy! //  David Cooper Photography

Fawlty powers

There’s a certain, indelible sensibility to British comedy—something about seeing stiff upper lips put through their paces, about lingering Victorian sensibilities getting upended by their own ...
Rick Ranson

The lingering memory of the oilsands

‘I was there when the oldest camp in the place was called millennium,” Rick Ranson recalls of Fort McMurray’s oilsands. “I was there when it was right beside the refinery. Ah,...
Salena Ramzy

Drumzy brings Egyptian legends to town

“Oriental dancing, as it should be, is a pure portrayal and demonstration of the sound of the music in movement,” Hossam Ramzy says, and he’d be the guy to know. An enduring legend ...
Who, me? A barber? // Cameron MacRae

Cinematic clippings

Though she’s in the midst of rehearsing one of the most enduring comic operas in the repertoire, it’s the characters found on the silver screen that presently occupy Allison Grant’s...

(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....