I am so excited to announce a fun sponsored collaboration with The Grand Theatre. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve grown up attending shows like The Nutcracker at The Grand but they offer so much more than a holiday ballet. Performers travel from around the world to share their talents with us Kingstonians and we are incredibly lucky to have this theatre that can house these performances in such an intimate and beautiful space.
I’ve picked a few of the shows I look forward to and I’ll have an opportunity to interview someone who is a part each of these shows ahead of each performance. Plus, I’ll be pairing each article with a contest!
Take a look below for the five shows I look forward to seeing at The Grand this season:
A Passage to Bollywood – Nov. 25
Bright, colourful costumes, engaging music and energetic dance that will keep you smiling ear-to-ear for the entire hour performance. “A Passage to Bollywood is a riot of color, vitality and sheer beauty. A high quality musical, an authentic, unforgettable experience.” – Yair Vardi, Director, Suzanne Dellal Center
The Rite of Spring – Jan. 30, 2018
“In choosing to reexamine this powerful hymn to life, Marie Chouinard has created her first choreography based on Stravinsky’s iconic score, The Rite of Spring explores a New World and marks the entry of dance into modernity.” This performance will be extra special for the audience with a talk in the Davies Lounge before and a talk back from the stage after the show with the company.
3,2,1 Dance! – Feb. 15, 2018
This show will really be appreciated by the many talented dancers in our community as it featured prominent dancers in solos, trios and duos. There is also a community outreach component funded by Ontario Arts Council and supported by the Ontario Presents Network. You can also join the “In Conversation” before and the talk back after the show.
Che Malambo – March 8, 2018
“What began as 17th century duels to test agility, strength, and dexterity, has been reimagined by Artist Director, Gilles Brinas, into a thrilling and spectacle blending precision footwork, whirling boleadoras (throwing weapon), drumming and song.” This show has a little bit of everything for everyone. A traditional dance of Argentina will be performed by an all-male and all-Argentine cast right here in Kingston. There will be an opportunity to chat with the performers before and after the show in the Davies Lounge!
Ballets Jazz Montreal – April 12, 2018
Known as the “feel good company” because they have “chosen to remain faithful to an aesthetic form of dance, which can also have an uplifting effect on the soul,” Ballet Jazz Montreal finds the balance between expressive contemporary and a classical aesthetic. There will be an opportunity to chat with the performers before and after the show in the Davies Lounge!