All stories by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star on BroadwayStars

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.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:30PM
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 …

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:00AM
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.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:25PM
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.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:50PM
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.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:36PM
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.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:00PM