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REVIEW: Jungle Book reimagined needs a little reimagining

Indeed, Akram Khan “reimagines” a historically complex story into a two-hour exposé on the environmental catastrophe. Jungle Book’s captivating visual effects and dynamic physicality brought the opening night audience to their feet. But as the choreographer’s first billing as director, Jungle Book’s storytelling doesn’t always live up to Khan’s skill as a dancemaker.

By Martin Austin / Oct 18, 2023

REVIEW: dance: made in canada

When it comes to dance made in Canada, there’s an overabundance of great work happening.

By Martin Austin / Aug 21, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by David Hou.

REVIEW: Richard II at the Stratford Festival

There’s an electricity in every step Stephen Jackman-Torkoff takes as Richard, with his propensity for vanity, pleasure, and rash decisions.

By Martin Austin / Jun 27, 2023

REVIEW: X (DIX) at Crow’s Theatre/Côté Danse

A beguiling night of dance, X (DIX) is what happens when a group of talented artists come together and let each other shine.

By Martin Austin / Jun 19, 2023