Comments Off on In The City: Winter’s Denouement
It is early March and winter is not done with us in Toronto just yet. Do not despair friends, the city arts and cultural scene still have plenty to offer to keep cozy during the last weeks of winter.
I have put together another curated list of some excellent theatre, music, dance and comedy shows happening In the City this month.
Comments Off on 5 Questions With… Falen Johnson – Ipperwash Playwright & Director
Native Earth Performing Arts‘ production of Ipperwash, written and directed by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson is set to premiere this upcoming week. Ipperwash tells a fictionalized story based on real events, developed through conversations with community members. Following an Anishinaabe Corporal who visits Camp Ipperwash for ordnance clean-up, the play shares an intimate story of resilience of the Stoney and Kettle Point communities who have been forcibly evicted from their land. READ MORE
Comments Off on Theatre Crawl: Hye’s Birthday Week
My birthday week has officially begun. To start, I have prepared a personally curated list of shows currently playing or about to premiere on-stage. Help me celebrate by supporting local theatre! READ MORE
Comments Off on NIIMI’IWE: Indigenous Dance Double Bill
Native Earth Performing Arts presents Niimi’iwe, their 2nd annual Indigenous Dance Double Bill. An Ojibwe word meaning “to host dance,” Niimi’iwe is a three-night dance series featuring contemporary Indigenous dance works – and a world premiere – from Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 in Aki Studio. READ MORE
Comments Off on In The City: Hye’s Birthday Week Edition
It’s that time of the year again… As part of my birthday week, here are In The City events I hope you can support. READ MORE
Native Earth Performing Arts presents the Toronto premiere of Métis Mutt, created and performed by the acclaimed Métis artist Sheldon Elter. Comedic, heartbreaking and unpredictable, Elter’s semi-autobiographical performance piece recounts the journey of a young Métis man finding his way out of a destructive cycle. Métis Mutt runs January 25 to February 5 in Aki Studio. READ MORE
Comments Off on Theatre: RUTAS panamericanas International Performing Arts Festival
For two weeks, the RUTAS panamericanas International Performing Arts Festival takes over Daniels Spectrum, from October 5–16, featuring over a dozen Canadian, Indigenous, and Latin American groups, with performances, master classes, cabarets, concerts, film and a multi-day conference on the intersections of performance and human rights. READ MORE
Comments Off on Weekend Pick: Indigenous Dance Double Bill – Native Earth Performing Arts
Two transformations; two dramatically different outcomes. This weekend, Native Earth Performing Arts and DanceWorks CoWorks invite us to an evening of Indigenous dance that explores a community’s influence on youth development. Featuring original works with distinctly different styles by Montreal-based Lara Kramer (Ojibwa/Cree) and Vancouver’s Gitxan-rooted Dancers of Damelahamid, the Indigenous Dance Double Bill runs until Saturday April 23rd in Native Earth’s Aki Studio. READ MORE
Comments Off on In The City: Books. Music. Film. Theatre.
This weekend, I propose you spend some time perusing some classic books, taking in some local theatre, and of course indulge in live music. Toronto never disappoints in its offering of arts and cultural events. READ MORE
Comments Off on Theatre Spotlight: Cliff Cardinal’s HUFF
“There is one thing we know attracts Trickster: fear.” Native Earth Performing Arts is currently presenting Huff written and performed by the award-winning Cree playwright Cliff Cardinal. The darkly comic, fantastical and heart-wrenching one-man play explores the lives of Indigenous youth battling addiction, and systemic injustices while dreaming of a better life. READ MORE