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Preview: Broken Rhythms presents “ThySelf”
4 months ago

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 …
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Fingersmith: Dickens, but with lesbians and good pacing
5 months ago

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 …
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Review: Company C’s “Cabaret”
6 months ago

Review: Company C’s “Cabaret”

Company C, the third-year student group at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, presents Cabaret, a sensuous tale of art and love in Germany’s interwar period.

Cabaret is the story …
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A World Not Made for Me: Review of “Gender Failure”
6 months ago

A World Not Made for Me: Review of “Gender Failure”

At 5:00pm I began to read a book.

 Not because I was personally compelled, but because it was an assignment for a class I was taking; an elective class no …
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Review: Langham Court Theatre’s “Les Belles-Soeurs”
6 months ago

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 …
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Review: Arleen Paré’s “The Girls with Stone Faces”

It is a challenging feat to find the words to describe poetry as inspired as Arleen Paré’s. Her work defies description; it wants to be read, not explained. Paré holds the English language in her hand and wraps it around her reader with a profound kindness. Reading her work feels like coming home.
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Review: Bitch Planet’s brash, in-your-face feminism is what dystopian lit needed
9 months ago

Review: Bitch Planet’s brash, in-your-face feminism is what dystopian lit needed

If you thought writer Kelly Sue DeConnick’s take on Captain Marvel was “too feminist,” Bitch Planet is going to give you an ulcer.
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Review: Atomic Vaudeville’s “The Rocky Horror Show LIVE”
9 months ago

Review: Atomic Vaudeville’s “The Rocky Horror Show LIVE”

Richard O’Brien’s rambunctious, unruly, bawdy cult-favourite The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Metro Studio Theatre this fall under the deft and assured direction of Britt Small.
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Review: Langham Court’s “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl”
9 months ago

Review: Langham Court’s “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl”

A young girl wears a diving mask and a Catholic-school uniform. Music swells as she swims around the stage, which is a surreal mélange of seascape and 1960s’ living room, …
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