Quick arts updates, Blind Date - Mostly, it is...
Feb. 25th, 2010
06:15 am - Quick arts updates, Blind Date
I didn't see the Magnetic Fields. I did go to Dance Ontario's DanceWeekend 2010, which led to my seeing Andrea Nann's choreography for The Flying Bulgars (Formerly The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band) production "Tumbling Into Light" at the Young Centre, and running into Lauren, an old and dear friend, and her husband (who was also there with his mother), which was a nice surprise. I didn't make The Art of Time Ensemble's concert Shostakovitch: A Portrait, which Nann also did a work for, which was too bad. I was looking forward to seeing what Shostakovitch's jazz suite was like.
I not only went to Cloud 9, but returned for two more Friday evenings. Caryl Churchill is now a playwright on my To See list.
Here's a video of Cloud 9 (the song) from the play (Note: there's a certain amount of swearing). It's sort of about finding happiness in the unexpected.:
Tuesday I went to the opening of Rebecca Northan's remount of Blind Date. I mentioned the Speigeltent and show awhile back. This show developed out of it. witchnyn, I'm pretty sure that you'd enjoy it. Wonderful improv comedy. A fantastic show that I will regret you missing if you don't go. It's running until
March 6 by popular demand, extended to March 12 at Harbourfront in the Brigantine Room. You betcha I'm seeing it again.
Links and such:
Richard Ouzounian's review .
Blind Date (in decreasing order of usefulness) interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi (Moxy Früvous), featurette, and trailer: