After a year-long hiatus, the Arabesque Dance Company has re-emerged with a new program, to debut as part of NextSteps, which will bring more than 20 belly dancers and musicians from both Toronto and Montreal to the Harbourfront stage. Sawah (Arabic for “traveller” or “wanderer”) is a combination of Eastern and Western music and dance, and brings together styles ranging from traditional to modern.
Meet Cathy and Jamie, a mid-twenties New York couple who fall in and out of love over the course of half a decade. While it doesn’t involve a groundbreaking premise, The Last Five Years chooses to tell the story of their relationship in a unique fashion: Cathy’s perspective starts from the end and works backward, while Jamie’s simultaneously moves forward chronologically. The only intersection of their narratives occurs during their wedding, at the halfway point of the play.
Where can you find the best of the best in Canadian burlesque and variety performance? Why, at the Burlypicks Burlesque and Variety Regional Competition, of course! Fourteen showgirls and boys from across the country will present their routines, in hopes of being chosen to compete in the 2014 Burlypicks Finals. Come out, and cheer on Toronto’s Bianca Boom Boom and St. Stella, Montreal’s Jonathan Gold, Edmonton’s Arabella Allure, and many more.