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Volume 17 Issue 5 - February 2012

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ADAMANTLY OFF-CENTRE

ADAMANTLY OFF-CENTRE continued from page 10HarbourfroNT CENTreLeft, Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows’ Everything Under the Moon.Right, Amy Nostbakken, in The Big Smoke.The accomplished quartetof actors shares the stagewith soprano Shannon Mercerand trumpet player MichaelFedyshyn to perform Beckett’sCome and Go, Ohio Impromptu,Act Without Words II and Play,along with the musical selectionsTrumpeter by GeraldBarry, Drei Gesänge by AndrewHamilton, and the Gaelic folksongEleanór a Rún by CearbhallÓ Dálaigh.Even farther off-centre, ifthat’s possible, is EverythingUnder the Moon, a collaborationbetween Toronto visualand performance artist, SharyBoyle, and Christine Fellows, aWinnipeg songwriter/musician,that Harbourfront Centre presentsas part of its 2012 WorldStage season, in association with the Power Plant Contemporary ArtGallery, at the Enwave Theatre, opening on February 18. An old-timeshadow play re-imagined, the performance integrates hand-animated,real-time projected images with live music and song to tell thestory of two small, winged creatures (a honey bee and a little brownbat) that set out to save themselves and their species. Using multipleoverhead projectors, costumes and puppets to bring Boyle’sartwork to life, along with an original score by Fellows performed onxylophone, timpani, wurlitzer, ukulele, cello, trumpet and percussion,Everything Under the Moontouches on loss, environmentalthreat, adaptation and the restorativepowers of friendshipand community, championingthe collaborative spirit as ameans of survival.Finally, on February 22,Theatre Ad Infinitum Canada,a new company, joins Why NotTheatre to launch the Canadianpremiere of The Big Smoke,a well-received production byits sister company in the UK,at the Factory Studio Theatre.Promising “a poetic waltz withdeath inspired by the lives ofVirgina Woolf, Sylvia Plath andAnne Sexton,” this one-womanshow is performed a cappella byAmy Nostbakken, a Canadiansinger/performer who, alongwith director, Nir Paldi, wrote the script. Combining physical theatreand music, the sung-through play tells the story of a brilliant youngartist from Toronto who, given the opportunity of a lifetime (a soloexhibition at London’s Tate Modern Gallery), takes a downward spiralinto depression and, finally, madness. After premiering the show torave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, Nostbakken touredthe production across England for three months before deciding tobring it to Canada. With this show, she should feel right at home.—Robert WallaceRyan GarsiDEWHERE THE WORLD COMES TO PLAY!TANGOPASIÓNFEB 9, 2012 FEB 18, 2012FEB 24 & 25, 2012| 1-855-872-SONY (7669) | sonycentre.caGroup Discounts 8 plus: Call 647-438-5559, Toll Free 1-866-447-7849 or visit www.thegrouptixcompany.comPROMOTIONALPARTNERPROMOTIONALPARTNERPROMOTIONALPARTNERINNOVATIONSPONSORSOUR 2011/12 SEASON ALSO MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF MOIRA AND ALFREDO ROMANOsonycentre.ca70 thewholenote.comFebruary 1 – March 7, 2012

416.593.4828tso.caCONCERTS AT ROY THOMSON HALLSarah ChangJean-Marie ZeitouniBeethoven Symphony No. 5February 16 & 18 at 8:00pmJohn Storgaards, conductorSarah Chang, violinSibelius: The Swan of TuonelaShostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1Beethoven: Symphony No. 5BrahmsBeethoven EmperorConcertoFebruary 2 & 4 at 8:00pmGünther Herbig, conductorAnton Kuerti, pianoBeethoven: Piano ConcertoNo. 5 “Emperor”Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10Symphony No. 4February 22 & 23 at 8:00pmJean-Marie Zeitouni, conductorKarina Gauvin, sopranoFauré: Pelléas et MéllisandeBritten: Les Illuminations forSoprano and String OrchestraBrahms: Symphony No. 4

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