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.”
Entering its 15th year of production, Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival has a simple message this year: gratitude.
Originally commissioned in 1967 for Canada’s centennial celebrations, a new production of the opera Louis Riel will take the stage this spring in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary.
A ballet-orchestral performance that brings together three of Canada’s most important dance companies.
If anyone can make playing the accordion sound sexy, it’s Ksenija Sidorova.
The ballet gala—both loved and hated for its ostentatious displays of virtuosic technique—is about to get a makeover.
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: Richard Myrle Buckley, a former logger, was not only decades outside his time, he was untamable and unclassifiable. Some other way lies fame and fortune, his way lies legend.
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.