Katniss Everdeen may be pretty popular these days, but she’s not the first woman ever to pick up a bow and arrow. Join Gayle Gibson, a teacher at the Royal Ontario Museum, for Women With Bows. From Greek goddess Artemis to Maid Marian, she’ll discuss female archers throughout history, and why women are so often associated with this skill.
You dreamed about making art your career, and then you did it! Now how do you make sure that you don’t get ripped off? Your first step should be to attend the Making a Living. Making Art: Honouring & Protecting Your Creative Rights workshop. Ashley McKenzie-Barnes (MANIFESTO Festival), Derrick Chua (entertainment lawyer), Jonathan Bunce (Wavelength Music Series), and Christine Moyihan (Dance Umbrella) make up the panel of industry experts who will be doling out advice for everyone from independent artists to arts organizations.
Okay, okay: hear us out. Yes, the term “theatrical poem” might not appeal to everyone at first. Yes, it sounds a little pretentious. And sure, that might play into some people’s unfounded opinions about theatre. But it also aptly describes this unique work by Modern Times Stage Company in association with several dance companies: Bora Bora, Don*Gnu, Laboratoriet, and Dreamwalker Dance Company.
At the very beginning of Forgiveness: a theatrical poem, on stage at the Great Hall’s Black Box Theatre for a limited time, the show’s five performers, three male and two female, end up in an all-out brawl—the traumatic event or argument that makes forgiveness necessary. What ensues is an in-depth exploration of all the messy things that come with it: the role played by time, the nature of the people being forgiven and doing the forgiving, the fact that some can forgive and others cannot, and the question of whether true forgiveness is even possible at all. Director Soheil Parsa, writers Peter Farbridge and Barbara Simonsen, and the choreographing team of Don*Gnu use various physical and spoken sequences to explore the many dimensions of forgiveness—indeed, an attempt to capture this layered perspective without the poetry would fail.
Queer Fear has one goal: to unearth the homoerotic undertones in as many horror movies as possible. Well, that, and to have fun screening these films with like-minded fans. This time around, it’s taking a look at 1987′s The Lost Boys. Because there’s something going on with a bunch of guys nibbling on each others’ necks, isn’t there?