FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 2001, the four venturesome founders of Cityscape Development Corporation set out to create a dynamic new district in Toronto. Now, it’s the site of an eclectic collection of artists, businesses and residences. And it all began with an old whisky warehouse.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: According to the reporter on the Virginia City Enterprise, a fellow named Mark Twain, Menken had the effect of “a vast spray of gas jets.” She was “a magnificent spectacle.” Not a star but “a whole constellation.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE: On stage, Chan Hon Goh is the quintessential ballerina. A principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Goh is one of the company’s most exquisite classicists. Her ballon, or the lightness of her landings, is legendary.
A lot has happened to the members of Alabama Shakes since the release of their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls.
Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Theatre is a world of flops and triumphs, in which critical and financial success don’t always collide. It’s a world that David Mirvish, head of Mirvish Productions, knows all too well.
Cavalia’s Odysseo, an equestrian spectacle directed by Normand Latourelle, features over 70 horses and 40 acrobats. NUVO publisher Pasquale Cusano reflects on the touring performance, which opens April 8 in Toronto.
Audiences clearly adore Ludovico Einaudi, if the demands for encores and multiple standing ovations—which greeted him on his most recent North American tour—are any indication. Accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, the Italian pianist and composer is expanding his popularity everywhere he goes.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: On November 12, 1951, the National Ballet of Canada made its debut in Toronto. At the helm is artistic director Karen Kain, one of Canada’s most beloved and honoured ballerinas.