Fun Stuff

For the lack of Monday Motivation

I have no Monday Motivation today.

Which is weird, considering I work shifts, so Monday isn’t a thing for me. But the last week has been a long, tough one, especially these past three days.

But anyway, here’s a shark dance to cheer us up.

It's no Twitch, but it'll do.

Theatre Review: Cuisine and Confessions

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Besides getting to watch the in-house shows on shift, one of the highlights of working as a theatre usher is that I get offered free theatre tickets to other plays.

Last night, I was offered tickets to see Cuisine and Confessions by The 7 Fingers at Mirvish Productions’ Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. I had no idea what I was getting in for, so it became the most unusual theatre show I’ve ever seen.

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Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man

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Charged. Electrifying. Intense.

The Car Man was certainly what I was not expecting.

Based on Bizet’s Carmen (1875), as well as James M. Cain’s novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), this production – choreographed by Matthew Bourne – is an infusion of ballet and contemporary dance that tells the old story in a new 1960s twist.

Think Grease meets West Side Story.

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Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress

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I had no idea who this ballet dancer was. All I knew was that she was retiring. Soon.

This four-part dance was Sylvie Guillem’s final project. At the age of 50, after 39 years of ballet, she felt it was her time to bow out. Instead of making a ‘best of’, she knew exactly what she what she wanted to do. Rather than being ballet, this was really modern dance.

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