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Danse Danse This year, the Danse Danse program features big international names. Hailing from South Africa, Dada Masilo returns to Montreal with Giselle from Sept. 25 to 29, following the success of her fresh interpretation of Swan Lake in 2016. This year’s series includes seasoned Canadian creators such as Tentacle Tribe and RUBBERBANDance. A few light-hearted diversions enliven this this solid and traditional program: The Sylvain Lafortune and Esther Rousseau-Morin duo will present L’un L’autre, which extols the complicity and the complexity of “we,” at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts from Oct.16 to 20.  www.dansedanse.ca Usine C At…

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PROFILE/REVIEW: of the 2018 Glimmerglass Festival Season: Silent Night by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell; West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim; Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček; and The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini. “It’s remarkable how many important things happened in 1918,” observes Glimmerglass Festival artistic and managing director Francesca Zambello, speaking at a recent pre-show audience address in Cooperstown. “The end of World War I. The birth of Leonard Bernstein. And the premiere of this piece” – this last a reference to Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, which was…

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Festival ZH July 17 to August 11 For 10 years the Festival ZH in Montreal – Zone Homa to those who know it – has been attracting a curious public with unexpected inspirations from an experienced performing arts laboratory. The anniversary certainly promotes the event. Founding director Mellissa Larivière was honoured in the 2018 Sentinelle awards of the Conseil québécois du théâtre. ZH promotes rebellious and progressive youth that is gender-diverse, beyond expectations and clearly avant-garde. A little squeezed during its four weeks, ZH will welcome artists who made their own paths such as Pascale Drevillon, who will deliver an…

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From July 20 to 22, Ottawa will welcome the fourth edition of the Capital Ukrainian Festival. More than 500 artists from all corners of the country as well as the United States and Ukraine will ­converge for this three-day weekend event. Jane Kolbe, the organizing committee’s ­president, wants the event to be a truly global and multicultural experience. There will be ­traditional music to be heard, songs to be sung and dances to be seen. But the program also ­offers a wide array of cultural activities for young and old, including a village market, a food court, a beer garden,…

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First Nations theatre company Ondinnok was the first in Quebec to offer a new means of dramatic expression to its community. “Ondinnok” is a Huron word referring to a theatrical healing ritual that unveils the secret desire of the soul. Born in the urgent environment of cultural reconstruction, Ondinnok aims to reconquer an imaginary land of dreams as well as to repatriate memories in order to see the future. Since its first production, Le Porteur des peines du monde (1984), Ondinnok has taken us through three great circles of creation; the mythological theater, the healing theater and a theater exploring…

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A choreographer and multidisciplinary artist of Ojie-Cree and Mennonite origin who has been recognized as a human-rights activist by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Lara Kramer works with an awareness of the brutal relations between Indigenous people and colonial society. Kramer is a professor at the Indigenous Dance Residency at the Banff Centre. Her work addresses scars resulting from cultural genocide. Fragment (2009) is inspired by her mother’s stories about the Canadian residential schools; Native Girl Syndrome (2013) addresses the internal trauma of Indigenous women. Windigo (FTA-2018 + CNA 2019) is a work in which traumas are externalized through various…

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MONTRÉAL, May 2, 2018 /CNW/ – Today the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the renewal of the Government of Canada’s support for the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur for the next three years. The Department of Canadian Heritage has allocated $65,000each year to the Festival through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This year, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur will take place from August 2 to 12. This major cultural event offers a highly diverse lineup, and showcases musicians and dancers from around the world. Quotes “For over 25 years, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur has…

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Montreal’s Les Grands Ballets renovates The Rite of Spring and The Firebird. In Honour Of and Presto-Detto charm. All new choreographies. Avert your eyes and cover your ears, Young Lady In Paris, on the evening of 29 May 1913, the Ballets Russes lobbed a jeroboam-sized Molotov cocktail into the plush amaranth of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The offending incendiary device was The Rite of Spring, a new ballet that shocked, baffled and outraged journalists, musos, and pearl-clutchers alike. At this just-opened, decidedly modern theatre, located at 15 avenue Montaigne, top hats, pince-nez, and brocaded gowns elegantly mingled. In the audience:…

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Flamenco is a fascinating world of melodies and dances full of passion and fire that warms our hearts. Caroline Planté and Fernando Gallego “El Bancalero”, two emblematic figures of flamenco in Montreal, offer us two shows, Un dia cualquiera and Remembranzas. The guitarist Caroline Planté is from Montreal. She began to learn guitar at the age of 7 with her father Marcel Planté “El Rubio » as a teacher, he transmitted her the art of accompanying dance and singing and his passion for flamenco music. It is with him also that she makes her first shows. Winner of several ­prestigious scholarships,…

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Download/Téléchargez PDF (see bottom of post) Contents (English Edition) Cover: 12 Susan Platts 16 Alexandre Da Costa: The Journey to Oneself 18 Alexandre Da Costa: Violinist on a Mission 8 Editorial 10 Industry News 20 Great Canadian mezzos & contraltos 21 Julie Boulianne 22 Éva Gauthier (1885-1958) 24 Handel’s Messiah 26 Collegium 1704 & Vaclav Luks 27 Montreal Bach Festival 27 Saint-Joseph’s Oratory 28 Quatuor Brentano String Quartet 29 Qu4rtz 29 Les Idées heureuses 30 Jazz : « Actuelle » autrement 32 Concerts Reviews 34 CD Reviews Special : Audio 36 Music, Hi-Fi, and Wonder 40 Audio Note UK 41 Streaming…

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