The Toronto Dance Theatre’s (TDT) latest work, Rivers, is contemporary Canadiana at its most innovative.
Combining a legendary Canadian musical icon with some of the best dancers, choreographers and musicians in Canada today, Rivers is a remarkable evening of modern dance.
Set to the 1978 work Rivers, by the late great Canadian composer Ann Southam the Toronto Dance Theatre blends Southam’s minimalist lyrical style with their own contemporary choreography as imagined by artistic director Christopher House.
Patrons further get to enjoy Southam’s music as performed by noted pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico.
Rivers opens on April 25 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
While Rivers is one aspect of contemporary Canadian culture, the Factory Theatre’s Toronto-premiere of Anosh Inari’s latest work: My Granny the Goldfish, may be the other extreme of Canadian culture in the twenty-first century.
A hilarious “fish out of water” story, Inari’s play is about the hospitalized Nico whose grandmother travels from Bombay to Vancouver to help him heal.
Nico’s grandmother is a practitioner of neither western nor eastern medicine instead choosing to rely on the power of a whiskey flask and caustic humour as cure’s for what ails us.
A clash of cultures that will appeal to many Torontonians My Granny the Goldfish opened on March 17 and is on until April 15 at Toronto’s Factory Theatre.
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