Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event

After eight wonderful months, my time in Canada is nearly at an end. I have seen some brilliant theatre and some even more theatrical non-theatre events. From dance shows and burlesque performances to my first ice hockey game, from black box theatre and experimental design to the huge venue at the NAC, it's definitely been … Continue reading Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event

Parliament of Canada Tour and Parliamentary Questions

As someone living in Canada for a limited amount of time, especially living in the capital of Ottawa, it was a necessity for me to take a tour around the Parliament of Canada while I was here. There were tours available in large groups, but fortunately I knew someone working there who was able to … Continue reading Parliament of Canada Tour and Parliamentary Questions

Gauthier Dance – Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Gauthier Dance is a dance company created by Eric Gauthier, a choreographer, dancer, and musician. Having dipped my toes in dance performance before, I was excited to see something new, especially when I learned that ballet was involved. The young company originates in Germany and is now touring. _________________________ The performance comprises five performances, with … Continue reading Gauthier Dance – Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Heathers the Musical

Heathers the Musical by Carleton Musical Theatre Society tells the story of the hit 1988 film "Heathers", depicting themes of teenage angst, suicide, and high school cliques. Heathers the Musical has been on my radar forever, but I never had the opportunity to see it before now, colour me stoked. I am a massive fan of the … Continue reading Heathers the Musical

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Foreword: As an English person studying in Canada, it's obligatory to attend ice skating events. I've frequently made the mistake of calling hockey 'ice hockey' since being here - which apparently is a massive faux pas, as hockey is meant to be played on ice and 'field hockey' is different... Anyway, The Red Bull Crashed … Continue reading Red Bull Crashed Ice

The Art of the Teese

Foreword: The Art of the Teese is renowned burlesque performer Dita Von Teese's latest striptease performance. Credited for aiding in the revival of burlesque performance, Von Teese's show exhibits the most talented entertainers in the business. I had always wanted to see a burlesque performance so as soon as I saw the opportunity to see the … Continue reading The Art of the Teese

The Ghomeshi Effect

Foreword: The Ghomeshi Effect is a dance-theatre performance at the Gladstone Theatre from 19th-28th January and then at the Shenkman Arts Centre on 2nd February. Taking its name from the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, the piece challenges ideas about sexual violence in Canada and how the justice system handles it. I am very much looking forward … Continue reading The Ghomeshi Effect

Countries Shaped Like Stars

Foreword: Countries Shaped Like Stars is a piece created and performed by Nicolas Di Gaetano and Emily Pearlman, directed by Patrick Gauthier. From the eccentric and elusive description, detailing the names of the characters and some quirky examples of what to expect from the performance, it looks to be an experimental and exciting piece of theatre. _________________________ The show … Continue reading Countries Shaped Like Stars