You know what the Amish say about dancing leading to sex? Turns out it’s true!
Horndog choreographer James Kudelka’s salacious new ballet An Italian Straw Hat, which premiered at the Hummingbird on Sunday, opens with some simulated cunnilingus and then moves through various scandalous positions until there are a couple of dancing horses playing horsey on stage. This ain’t your grandma’s National Ballet of Canada.
And, yet, perhaps that’s underestimating your grandma. An Italian Straw Hat is more silly than sexy — and the row of tittering Golden Girls behind Torontoist seemed to enjoy the show just fine.
As for Torontoist, he spent much of the show fantasizing about doing a pas de deux with sexy ballerina Greta Hodgkinson, and admiring the ooh-aah-worthy sets and costumes of genius Santo Loquasto. Too Darn Hat!