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13 May 2019

Explore Humanity's Sacred Bond To Mother Nature With Kira, The Path | La Voie At Luminato 2019

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KIRA celebrates humanity as one village, and its sacred bond to Mother Nature in this evocative work of dance, live percussion, and chants by renowned Guinean artist Fara Tolno.

03 May 2019

Buddies Closes Its 40th Anniversary Celebrations With Lilies

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When Lilies; Or, the Revival of a Romantic Drama opens at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre it will be the fulfillment of Ryan G. Hinds’ dream.

29 Mar 2019

"The story goes beyond race and really speaks to the human condition." Ordena Stephens-Thompson plays Rose in August Wilson's Fences.

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Photo by Dahlia Katz | Ordena Stephens-Thompson as Rose in Fences

13 Mar 2019

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers: Holding a Safe Space for Black Bodies

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On the day Makambe K. Simamba was born in Zambia, Nelson Mandela was visiting the country for the first time since his release from prison. It was the voice of men like Mandela and Malcolm X that made up the soundtrack of her childhood. Born in Zambia and raised in Guyana, Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands, this 29 year old storyteller has been exposed to many cultures and people. After high school, Makambe left the islands for Canada and took up theatre at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.

19 Feb 2019

Bubble Trans Pride - The Personal Cost Of Activism

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Syrus Marcus Ware is a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth advocate, and a key member of Black Lives Matter Toronto. Now he's adding playwright and actor to his resume, co-starring in 'Bubble Trans Pride' at this week’s Rhubarb Festival.

29 Jan 2019

Alvin Ailey Stops In Toronto For 60th Anniversary Tour

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Andrew Eccles  “Alvin Ailey was a pioneer in celebrating the human spirit through the African-American culture and modern dance, elevating the world of the performing arts and the hearts and minds of people of all backgrounds," says the man at the helm of a 60 year old cultural instititute.

20 Nov 2018

[REVIEW] Young People’s Theatre’s ‘Mary Poppins’ a must-see for the holiday season

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BYBLACKS RATING: BBBBB The fact that children and adults could be heard in the audience singing along to songs in the Young People’s Theatre (YPT) production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins on its opening night meant it was very engaging.

24 Oct 2018

[REVIEW] Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations Will Leave You Singing Motown Classics For Days

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BYBLACKS RATING: BBBB

17 Oct 2018

New Dance Work Explores The Painful Effects Of Shadeism

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Esie Mensah has been recognized as a woman to watch. She has developed her own version of Afro Fusion choreography that has led her to work with music industry icons, teach across Toronto, and work with companies like Soulpepper and the Shaw Festival.

17 Oct 2018

"Everything They Told Us To Avoid - We're Celebrating Those Things Now"

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Starlight, Dark Night A Universal Ball is one of Toronto’s major balls of the year. Just in time for Halloween, the sci-fi fantasy themed ball took place at the 519 on Saturday night.

17 Jul 2018

Virginia Woolf's gender-bending Orlando Played By A Black Woman For The First Time

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Virginia Woolf's feminist classic Orlando tells the story of an English poet who transitions from a man to a woman, transcending time, place and gender. Spanning 300 years, Orlando negotiates the roles and behaviour expected relative to gender and relationships in each Century.

18 May 2018

This 1982 August Wilson Play Has Never Been More Relevant

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BYBLACKS RATING: BBBB

03 May 2018

New Play Explores The 'Jamaican Way' Of Dealing With Death And Afterlife

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When Death Come Run is a new play from veteran Toronto actress and producer, Yvette Martin.

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