Tag Archives: Dance

TVO & The Toronto Star to Livestream New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

31 Dec

FREE TO VIEW!

On New Year’s Eve, Thursday December 31st, 2020, at 10:30 pm ET, From Ontario With Love: A Celebration of Hope will showcase a powerful, heartfelt 90 minute special event on TVO and the TVO YouTube Channel, as well as Facebook livestream at  thestar.com. Featuring incredible performances, storytelling, and fireworks, with our cast and crew from Ontario. Witness some of Ontario’s greatest emerging stars and legendary talent including: Avril LavigneThe Halluci Nation (Formerly known as A Tribe called Red)AllyDiceBarenaked Ladies, Broadways Chilina Kennedy, CZNDivine Brown, Jully Black, Measha BrueggergosmanLOONYAward winning DJ duo Loud LuxuryNOTIFI, Roy Woods, Ryhan Douglas, Sean Jones, SteeleThe Tenors, Wali Shah and America’s Got Talent Finalist Roberta Battaglia with the Award winning Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

The celebration will also feature powerful Front Line Workers across Ontario. The evening will be hosted by Kim’s Convenience star Andrew Phung and Canadian television and radio personality Arisa Cox with award winning DJ duo Loud Luxury, live from Windsor’s Capitol Theatre, which will be celebrating its 100th birthday on New Years Eve.

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Get “Hali Gali” with WARPs UP latest music video!

15 Nov

スーツを着た男性たち 自動的に生成された説明

WARPs UP, a four-piece dance group with members from Japan and China and fans in both territories, have announced their latest song, ‘Hali Gali’, which is now on YouTube and as a limited release in China.

The music video for ‘Hali Gali’ is directed by filmmaker Kenichiro Shimizu (PELE) and Tokyo-based creative group REALROCKDESIGN, which also produces large-scale outdoor festivals and sensory entertainment show STAR ISLAND. Shimizu, working with Daito Manabe (Rhizomatiks), was the videographer and editorial director on British artist Squarepusher’s ‘Terminal Slam’ video. His works have garnered acclaim for their innovation and creativity, with ‘Terminal Slam’ receiving the Computer Animation Category Honor Award at Austria’s Ars Electronica Award 2020.

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Nerdy Picks of the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival

3 Sep

VanFringeFest_2019.jpgSome of the performers who appeared at the Victoria Fringe Festival do not have long to relax with the Vancouver celebration coming up days after. It’s a bigger event allowing for more venues and less walking to get around. In the works I have missed, I’m glad I have the option to do a day-trip over (weekend is better) to catch up on those that I missed due to overlap or some other reason.

When more space is available, this event held on Granville Island (and a few other areas nearby) allows for more acts to be pulled from the hat. In addition to those shows in my picks of the Victoria Fringe Theatre event that are travelling over, my choices of this year include:

Carey-OK!: Timeless Timely Tunes

Carey-OK!:
Timeless Timely Tunes

Chip Pop Productions
Victoria, Canada
Playwright: Carey Wass
A mix of Robin Williams and Reggie Watts, Fringe fave Wass (Ride the Cyclone, **** —Globe & Mail) unleashes a one-man a cappella musical that blends singing, beatboxing, rapping, and dance into a series of uplifting song-o-logues about anxiety, social media, and his journey living in Vietnam.

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[Victoria Film Festival 2018] Cory Bowles, From Music, Trailer Park Boys to Black Cop

29 Jan

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

June 5th update: Black Cop is now available on iTunes and will be released to VOD on the 19th!

Making the journey West, fellow Trailer Park Boy, Cory Bowles will appear on Vancouver Island for the 2018 Victoria Film Festival to answer questions about his debut film, Black Cop. This multi-talented performer turned director is not looking to change the world, but he has a lot to say in this drama he wrote. It is filled with sociological concerns and his interest in examining his ethnic roots. For younger audiences interested in his other projects, he can be heard narrating the CBC stop-motion children’s animated series Poko. This show can be found in syndication.

Before he appeared on screen, he was performing on stage. He’s a professional dancer and choreographer. He trained in Africa, Brazil, States, and Canada. Much about what he’s learned hails from his heritage and he’s polymorphed it into the products he’s created since.

He’s worked for Halifax-based Contemporary Dance Company Verve Mwendo and Calgary-based Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. “I studied since I was 18. What I learned was a backward trajectory which started with breakdancing, and that developed into what we know as modern street dance. In addition to appearing in Trailer Park Boys, I’m a musician and teacher.”

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