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Svetlana Dvoretsky, Founder of Show One Productions & Co-Producer of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

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You may remember in 2018 there was this huge Banksy exhibit that sort of showed up out of nowhere in Toronto’s West end Junction community. It was a huge hit… not without artistic debate, but a blockbuster! Now the producers of the Art of Banksy, Show One Productions and Atelier Des Lumieres have teamed up […]

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SCRUTINY | Les Ballets Trockadero Delight With Bravura Technique And High Camp

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  • Category: Reviews 

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo with guest artist Vanya Verikosa (aka Brooke Lynn Hytes). Winter Garden Theatre, March 8, 2020 “The Trocks Are Back in Town!” That of course is a reference to the all-male ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Founded in 1974, it’s now “of a certain age,” but remains scintillating […]

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Drag Ballet Troupe Treat Toronto With “Particular Pleasures”

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  • Category: Reviews 

Few things are as delightful as accomplished, stylish drag performance, and in an uncertain world, it’s a considerable relief that we can still count on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to deliver a flawless, high tone, high-test performance every time. With a well-established repertoire of ballet classics, the venerable all-male comic ballet troupe remains in excellent […]

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Dance: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, founded by aficionados in 1974, has become a veritable institution. Established in New York, the company is only Monegasque by name; the offbeat, comical version of the classical ballet it offers, in parody and in drag, quickly found an echo in the media and among the public. Imagine a […]

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Toronto is getting a five storey Vincent Van Gogh exhibition

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  • Category: News 

One of the art world’s most iconic geniuses is getting a huge digital exhibit in Toronto dedicated to his work. In three months’ time, the sprawling installation Immersive Van Gogh will hit the city—an abandoned five-storey building in downtown Toronto, to be precise. Inspired by the artworks of the prolific post-impressionist Dutch painter, Immersive Van Gogh will take visitors […]

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SCRUTINY | Lucas Debargue Dazzles Sold-Out Audience In His Toronto Recital Debut

Lucas Debargue, piano. Scarlatti, six Sonatas; Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit; Nicolai Medtner, Sonata in G Minor, Op. 22; Liszt’s After a Reading of Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata, S.109. Koerner Hall, Jan. 16, 2020. Every once in a while a young pianist emerges who can challenge established ideas of performance and interpretation. It is usually […]

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INTERVIEW | Pianist Lucas Debargue On His Musical Life – And His Meteoric Rise To Fame

“I never thought of music as a job,” says pianist Lucas Debargue. Job? No. Glittering career? Most certainly, for the 29-year-old French pianist who is something of a media sensation. He’s kicking off 2020 with concert dates in Toronto, Montreal, and New York City, bouncing across the Atlantic from Boston to France and Italy, and […]

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Lucas Debargue: Clearly a Pianist to Contend with

It was one of a few surprising comments. Lucas Debargue, speaking from his home in Paris, said he was not particularly disappointed by his failure to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition of 2015. He was, indeed, rather happy with his fourth-place finish – behind five other contestants, keeping in mind the ex-aequo results – regardless of the […]

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SCRUTINY | Diva Hibla Gerzmava Makes A Grand Entrance In Toronto Solo Recital Debut

Songs by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Hahn, and Faure; arias by Donizetti, Verdi, and Bellini. Hibla Gerzmava, soprano; Ekaterina Ganelina, piano. Show One Productions. 7 p.m. Koerner Hall, Toronto, November 3, 2019. “She came, she sang, she conquered” may sound a bit like the PR hyperbole of an artist agency, but to those of us […]

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SCRUTINY | Russian Pianist Denis Matsuev Dazzles In Impressive Program Of Liszt And Tchaikovsky

Liszt: Sonata in B minor; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz; Tchaikovsky: Dumka “Scenes from a Russian Village” opus 59; Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata in G major, opus 37. Denis Matsuev, piano. Koerner Hall, 8 p.m., Oct. 17, 2019. Renowned Russian pianist Denis Matsuev was back in Toronto Thursday night, but instead of coming to conquer the audience, as he so […]

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