Jaap Blonk: Sound and meaning

Preeminent Dutch sound poet brings the noise to Ottawa’s Saint Brigid Centre The human genetic code hardly brings music to mind, but Jaap Blonk is no average musician. Actually, it is up to you to decide if he is a musician at all. The 55 year old Duch composer of sound poetry is considered one […]


Bolshoi Ballet: Big ballet at its best

The Bolshoi’s Svetlana Zakharova in Don Quixote Photo: Damir Yusupov Bravura defines Russia’s fabled Bolshoi Around the world, the Bolshoi Ballet equals boffo box office. More than 10,000 will head to the National Arts Centre next week to watch the 336-year-old Moscow ballet company’s Don Quixote, originally created for them in 1869 by the illustrious […]


Circle Mirror Transformation: A class act

Lise Ann Johnson: “We’re all laughable, aren’t we?” The GCTC’s 2011-12 season culminates with an off-Broadway sensation When GCTC artistic director Lise Ann Johnson first encountered Annie Baker’s audacious prose, she asked to be sent the young American playwright’s entire catalogue. Johnson settled onCircle Mirror Transformation, which many consider to be Baker’s breakthrough play. Throughout […]