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Passion and Performance presents “The Jungle Room”

Passion and Performance presents “The Jungle Room”

The Jungle Room, this year’s endeavor of Passion and Performance’s Production Class, hits stages this weekend in Victoria and Duncan, and next month in Kelowna. This piece, with show assembly, story creation, and theatrical direction by Rachel Paish, and choreography by Rachel Paish, Carlene Brick and Jocelyn Johnson, is a full-length narrative dance piece which…

Preview: Broken Rhythms presents “ThySelf”

Preview: Broken Rhythms presents “ThySelf”

I recently had the opportunity to attend the preview showing of ThySelf, the latest piece by Victoria-based indie dance company Broken Rhythms. In this new work, the company’s artistic director and choreographer Dyana Sonik-Henderson explores themes of anxiety, identity, self-sabotage, and self-discovery. After the performance, Sonik-Henderson and the six ThySelf dancers (Carlene Brick, Jessica Round,…

Fingersmith: Dickens, but with lesbians and good pacing

Fingersmith: Dickens, but with lesbians and good pacing

I came to Sarah Waters’ 2002 historical crime thriller Fingersmith having already seen Park Chan-wook’s South Korean film adaptation The Handmaiden, which is (loosely) based on the book. While the movie was excellent, I do have to wonder if seeing it first did me something of a disservice. To truly be enjoyed, Fingersmith’s twisting, intricate…

Review: Langham Court Theatre’s “Les Belles-Soeurs”

Review: Langham Court Theatre’s “Les Belles-Soeurs”

Langham Court Theatre recently presented a three-week run of Michel Tremblay’s 1965 play Les Belles-Soeurs. In this production, under the clear and bold direction of Judy Treloar, fourteen local actresses give a strong interpretation of this staple of Canadian theatre. While previously performed at Langham in 1997, the piece originally premiered in Montreal in 1968,…

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