Amazing Toronto shows to see this winter
Marie Chouinard –
Radical Vitality: Solos & Duets
Choreographed by Marie Chouinard
February 5 – February 8, 2020 – St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Marie Chouinard, one of Canada’s most creative and controversial dancers and choreographers, delves into her company’s vast repertoire to present reworked solo pieces and duets. Edgy, experimental and boundary-pushing, these dance miniatures reveal Chouinard’s unique power and vision.
WE WILL ROCK YOU – The Musical
February 7 – February 8, 2020 – Meridian Hall
Over 16 million theatre-goers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this musical production based on the songs of Queen and book by Ben Elton. With the Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the music of Queen is more popular than ever. WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n’ roll has died.
SKYFALL in Concert
February 21 – 22, 2020 – Meridian Hall
Daniel Craig returns as 007, while Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score is performed live by Motion Pictures Symphony Orchestra in sync to the most successful James Bond film to date. Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall pits 007 against the ruthless cyberterrorist and former British agent Silva (Javier Bardem), and the action takes him from a thrilling chase across the rooftops of Istanbul to the violent underworld of Macau, and ultimately to the streets of London and the very heart of MI6 itself.
Join in a special pre-show talk with Toronto film critic and host of CTV’s Pop Life Richard Crouse!
Drum Tao 2020
February 27, 2020 – Meridian Hall
Internationally acclaimed Japanese drum and dance ensemble, Drum Tao combine music and dance to reflect Japanese tradition, and also incorporate Korean, Maori, and Indonesian influences. While some songs are traditional, most are modern compositions created by members of the troupe. Drum Tao’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.
Assasin’s Creed Symphony
March 14, 2020 – Meridian Hall
Coming to Toronto for the first time, Assassin’s Creed Symphony is a multimedia symphonic project that delivers an innovative and immersive new take on the music of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. For the very first time, both seasoned fans and symphony-goers can experience the rich musical history of the popular saga in a live music setting with new takes on the best tracks from titles such as Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Music from the scores created by composers such as Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe, Olivier Deriviere, Sarah Schachner, and more has been intertwined to produce new pieces capturing the themes of each installment in the franchise. An 80-piece orchestra and choir conducted by Ivan Linn will perform this unique show for almost two hours (included intermission), creating a vibrant and emotive sound as never heard before.
Nederlands Dans Theater – Mixed Programme
March 21, 2020 – Meridian Hall
One of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies – attracting over 115,000 visitors globally. Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, under the artistic guidance of choreographer Paul Lightfoot. The programme performed by NDT 1 will feature The Statement by NDT’s associate choreographer Crystal Pite, VLADIMIR by Hofesh Shechter, and Singulière Odyssée by NDT’s house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot.
The Dutch troupe is based in The Hague, and performs internationally. Founded 1959, the dancers of NDT are renowned for their astonishing technique, versatility, and virtuosic expression. The company contributes to various art forms along with choreography by involving visual art, music composition and innovative light and set designs, all the while developing new talent.
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