Friday, February 23, 2018

National Ballet of Canada Announces a New Initiative ‘See The Music, Hear The Dance’

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced a new initiative within the popular pre-performance Ballet Talks series, See the Music, Hear the Dance.

Montreal academic’s live serial presentation of The Iliad looks for links with TV story-telling

There's only one actor playing this scene, yet somehow Lynn Kozak is making the single combat from The Iliad's third book thrillingly vivid.

Ballet BC creates a visually striking new Romeo + Juliet

This ballet will look starkly different from other versions—and that’s apparent even from rehearsals, where the performers are moving in, around, and through three giant, black, hollow rectangles that roll around the stage on wheels—almost like dancers themselves.

Quebecor responds to judgement in Just for Laughs case

While we are disappointed the Court did not accept all of our claims, we are pleased that it dismissed the main allegations Just for Laughs has circulated in the media in connection with this case," said Marc Tremblay, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs of Quebecor.

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon denies sex abuse allegations

'I hope we are still living in a society that favours … the presumption of innocence,' Rozon says ... the founder and majority shareholder of Just For Laughs, has rejected all allegations of sexual misconduct against him in his first public remarks since being accused last October.

Medieval Times to replace all its kings with queens

After 34 years of kings lording over the jousting competition, all Medieval Times are undergoing a “sea change” and transitioning to queendoms.

Fests heat up local stage scene during dark days of winter

As arts fans in Vancouver well know, festival season isn’t just for summertime: our town hosts a plethora of midwinter events that liven up the coldest, darkest days of the year and aim to pull you away from your couch.

Congrats to Eliza Martin on her Toronto Monologue Slam win!

A Monologue Slam is an acting competition where actors perform on stage in front of a panel of experts, who provide feedback and select a winner.

The 36th Just For Laughs Festival – July 14 to 28, 2018: Phase 1

Festival Juste pour rire is proud to present the first highlights of its 2018 outdoor programming: a diverse and innovative program for all tastes and all generations!

Quebecor claims rights over sale of embattled Just For Laughs comedy festival

Media giant Quebecor Inc. is claiming the embattled Montreal-based Just For Laughs company cannot be sold without its consent.