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November 25, 2019
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barbican concert: a baroque ensemble

i have to write about yesterday evening. amra and i decided to attend a #barbican #concert, by a canadian period-instrument, #baroque #ensemble: ‘#tafelmusik: love and betrayal.’ it moved seamlessly from dynamic instrumental works by #handel and #vivaldi to #opera. the absolutely astonishing canadian #soprano @karina_gauvin stunned with such moving performances … Continue reading

October 24, 2019
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the niceties at geva theatre

with my wonderful St. John Fisher College #students at Geva Theatre Center tonight to see ‘the niceties’ directed by nicole watson. The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess: ‘What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.’

January 28, 2019
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the favourite

three strong performances, a tough unsentimental script, wide lens/fisheye lens/mind bending cinematography, constant movement and power play, a loose interpretation of history, a particularly hilarious dance, and yorgos lanthimos’s usual obsession with the absurd. i recommend the favourite.