Comments Off on Music Notes: Multidisciplinary Artist SlowPitchSound & his work with Soundstreams
My Music Notes series returns with multidisciplinary artist SlowPitchSound (Cheldon Paterson).
Paterson has a new collaboration with Soundstreams, a company that showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences. His latest commission, A Fanfare for Spaces Between, will open Soundstreams’ 40th anniversary fanfare March 25th program.
Comments Off on Hye’s Picks: Toronto Dance Theatre’s ‘Convergent Divergency’
Completing an energizing 22.23 season, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is presenting a spring duet of new works – Convergent Divergency.
This double bill invites us to experience divergent styles and voices in dance as TDT company dancers converge with guest dancers from the Bharatanatyam and Kiki Ballroom scenes in two new works: helix by Atri Nundy and GIVE ME ONE by Danah Rosales.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Multidisciplinary Artist Yuchi Ma
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Yuchi Ma is a female filmmaker from Beijing, China. Her short film Red Threads (我很爱你) won the Grand Jury Award in the Experimental Shorts section at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. This piece captures the experience of a Chinese Parachute Kid living in the United States.
Comments Off on Hye’s Picks: Canadian Film Fest 2023 Edition
Canadian Film Fest, an indie-spirited festival dedicated to celebrating Canadian filmmakers and a local favourite, is making its overdue return to in-person screenings, along with a virtual component available throughout Canada, later this month.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Tom C. Brown’s Short Film ‘Christopher at Sea’
Tom C. Brown‘s beautifully animated short Film, Christopher at Sea, is a nautical thriller that follows Christopher (James Potter) as he embarks on a transatlantic voyage on a cargo ship with the hopes of finding out what attracts so many men to sea, sending him on a journey filled with solitude, fantasy, and obsession.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Composer & Musician Mark Tewarson
Mark Tewarson is a film composer living in Los Angeles. In 2023 his music will be heard on two upcoming films, Assassin (Bruce Willis, Andy Allo) and Iceman (documentary of NBA star George Gervin).
Comments Off on On Stage: ‘I love the smell of gasoline’ by Claren Grosz
Nightwood Theatre presentes Pencil Kit Productions’ I love the smell of gasoline with support from Aluna Theatre. Overhead projection meets performative research essay meets personal narrative as Creator-Performer Claren Grosz attempts to reconcile her Alberta oil-industry roots with the current environmental emergency.
Comments Off on Viral Web Series ‘Young Mean Girls’ Returns With Season 2 on KindaTV
Originally based on a viral short film that amassed 3.5 million views in 2015, Gay Mean Girls premiered its first season in 2019 to a sold-out screening at TIFF Next Wave.
Focusing on the story of young queer women and non-binary folks, Gay Mean Girls‘ new season challenges what family means to young, marginalized communities and how it can change as you learn to be true to yourself.
Comments Off on Spotlight: Kit Zauhar’s Debut Film ‘Actual People’
Writer-director-star Kit Zauhar‘s debut feature Actual People is currently streaming on global streaming platform MUBI. The film focuses on Riley, a young woman in her final week of college who ends up having to confront anxieties about her love life, family, and future.
Comments Off on In the City: Beryl Bain’s ‘THE FLIGHT’
Theatre Gargantua brings us The Flight, an original, new work, written and performed by acclaimed theatre artist Beryl Bain (Queen Bess Productions). The show explores the life of ground-breaking aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman, the first African American, and the first Native American, to hold an international pilot’s license. Coleman earned her license in France in 1921, after being unable to find anyone in the United States who would teach an African American woman to fly.