Nutcracker Review: An unfortunate faux pas (de deux)

by Nicholas Siennicki The Nutcracker is undoubtedly an iconic ballet. For many, it is the only ballet they see, and for others, it is a yearly tradition that captures all the beauty and grace of an ephemeral art form that people might consider somewhat above them. It is vital, then, for The Nutcracker to be as accessible as possible for all viewers. After all, for … Continue reading Nutcracker Review: An unfortunate faux pas (de deux)

Symphonie 5.1: An immersive journey of light and movement (Review)

by Sylwia Romanowska & Benjamin Kostiuk Performed on January 20th and 21st at the Timm’s Centre for the Arts, Isabelle van Grimde’s Symphonie 5.1 enthralled audiences with a stunning marriage of lighting, live music, and dance. The set, with its minimalistic aesthetic and stunning visuals, made for an opening full of intrigue and opportunity. The hour-long performance was a journey of light, modern music, and … Continue reading Symphonie 5.1: An immersive journey of light and movement (Review)

Pirouettes in the Prairies: A Ballet Master Class with Chan Hon Goh | By Srosh Hassan

On the bright morning of February 8th Mrs. Chan Hon Goh, Director of the Goh Ballet Academy and former prima ballerina of the National Ballet of Canada arrived at the Edmonton School of Ballet for the fourth stop in her annual Master Class series tour for 2015. The tour is an opportunity for aspiring dancers aged 10 to 18 to be instructed for a two … Continue reading Pirouettes in the Prairies: A Ballet Master Class with Chan Hon Goh | By Srosh Hassan

Redefining ‘Bitch’ | By Elliot Rose

  We are in the basement of the Mercer Building, having a coffee in the new Transcend location, just a few floors below Sarah Dharshi’s office. She’s decked out in all black, neo-Run DMC-attire with winterized Nike Roshers, fashionable leggings with angled seems, solid-coloured baseball jersey and a thick gold chain wrapped around her neck. Her swagger is impressive but when she begins to share her … Continue reading Redefining ‘Bitch’ | By Elliot Rose