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World Ballet Day

When you think of ballet, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? The Nutcracker? Swan Lake? The classics definitely have their place, but there’s so much more to discover about ballet. 294 more words

Elite Syncopations Leotards: Part Two, The Mens Corps Costume

Part two focuses on two unfinished costumes which reveal more about the painting and construction methods of the Elite Syncopations outfits.

Initially I was going to focus only on the… 961 more words

Object-based Analysis

Elite Syncopations Leotards: Part One, The Shy Girl Costumes

Part One provides a detailed observations of two seemingly identical dresses with their accompanying tights.

Within the Ryerson Fashion Research collection, there is a group of quirky outfits that stand apart from the other classical and romantic ballet costumes.   1,614 more words

Object-based Analysis

My Canada, 145/150: Everybody dance, now!

At a traditional Pow Wow, it’s called the inter-tribal.

That’s the dance where all tribes — and, in our modern Canada, that includes all peoples of the community present, indigenous or not — are invited to move to the beat of the drums, “the heartbeat of Mother Earth,” as the day’s Master of Ceremonies may explain it. 776 more words


Stage: A Streetcar Named Desire

Unsettling and intense, A Streetcar Named Desire, danced by the National Ballet of Canada in the work’s Canadian premiere, is a striking ballet that sticks with you long after the standing ovation ends. 985 more words

Stage Reviews


Reviewed April 20, 2017

NAC Southam Hall, Ottawa

(Repeat performances Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 8:00 p.m.)

It’s so Canadian! Three of Canada’s best ballet companies performing contemporary ballet works by three of Canada’s best dance choreographers, accompanied by the sound of three of Canada’s best young musicians. 504 more words


My Canada, 57/150: By the stripes shall ye know them

Navy. Yellow. Red. Green.

The savviest of branding gurus would be hard pressed to come up with anything matching the iconic stickiness of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket… 658 more words