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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater launches its 60th anniversary tour at Toronto’s Sony Centre amid ongoing racial bigotry against the Black community.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Choreographer activates brains as well as bodies, and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Jeanine Durning’s new version of This Shape, We Are In for the Toronto Dance Theatres involves every dancer in its creation and every audience member in the experience.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Meet the South African dancer who followed a Billy Elliot-like path to the National Ballet of Canada by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Siphesihle November, Siphe for short, is the only corps de ballet member dancing the demanding lead role of Puck in the National Ballet’s production of The Dream.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Svetlana Lunkina triumphs as Anna Karenina in John Neumeier’s sometimes overwrought ballet version of the Tolstoy novel by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

The National Ballet of Canada’s dancers acquit themselves most honourably, with Lunkina giving a detailed, insightful performance that earned one’s sympathy for a complex character, writ…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

For members of the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe the dream is not just onstage by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

The Chinese dancers, some of whom are deaf, are focused on developing and perfecting their varied talents, writes Michael Crabb.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

National Ballet of Canada goes to Russia by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Audiences in Moscow and St. Petersburg get a taste of Canada’s premier troupe this week.

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fall For Dance North expands its footprint by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Toronto festival now has five days and two venues of entertainment — but the ticket price has stayed cheap.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

A swan song: Danny Grossman’s evening of work, Labour of Love by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Labour of Love is a testament to the respect and affection Grossman still commands, that all the artists involved are working without pay, relying on donations and whatever is earned at the …

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Paz de la Jolla tops enticingly varied triple bill by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

With fresh dances — and not a tutu or tiara in sight — the National Ballet of Canada is proving it’s more than a bastion of tradition.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Norman McLaren homage Frame by Frame is impressive and overstuffed by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

In compressing the Scottish-Canadian animator’s content, its performers didn’t quite deliver — if that’s possible — a compelling impression of the artist.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

For Karen Kain, the National Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is personal by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Karen Kain’s career soared when she performed in The Sleeping Beauty. Now, her dancing days behind her, she’s keeping the ballet alive for new generations.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Mikhail Baryshnikov finds the motion in the poetry of Joseph Brodsky by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Ballet superstar says he won’t be dancing so much as evoking the spirit of the words in Brodsky/Baryshnikov.

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