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Posts by Tao Fei

Unlocking Lock

After a four-year wait since Édouard Lock’s last creation, hyped-up Montreal dancegoers streamed into Salle Wilfrid Pelletier on Thursday night for the North American premiere of…

Cannonball Muse

Louise Lecavalier’s ropy musculature, punk androgyny and ballistic barrel rolls defined Édouard Lock’s choreographic signature for nearly two decades. Now, 12 years after retiring as the…

A Kinetic Onslaught

Dubbed by critics as the current rock star of international ballet, 40-year-old British dancemaker Wayne McGregor is leaving more than just his dancers breathless. With a…

FTA Offers A Full Card

Montreal’s biggest dance theatre festival, Festival TransAmériques, asserts itself among the city’s slew of summer events with a hearty, adventurous fourth edition with several exceptional dance…

Prickly Nest

In-the-know North American audiences do not miss an opportunity to see a Meg Stuart work, and her latest Do Animals Cry reminds why. Making their first…

Check The Backseat

Disclaimer: roadkill is actually, seriously scary. Cinematic horror is not the most popular choreographic pursuit, but collaborative Brisbane-based company Splintergroup suggests it’s a frontier in contemporary…

The World Is Flat

Is You Me is a multimedia dance piece created and performed by an unlikely hometown pair, Benoît Lachambre and Louise Lecavalier. Both have star-power in their…

Dancers Doing It All

There are better ways to get intimate with the dancers of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens than buying their used pointe shoes during Nutcracker season. The best…

Supergroup Power Failure

Féstival TransAmériques’ mammoth headliner combined the signed-and-sealed talents of three international stage stars: Sylvie Guillem, rebel prodigy of classical ballet; Russell Maliphant, wonderboy of British contemporary…

The Body, Brutally

There are dances that conceal the body’s materiality and those that do not. Go to a classical ballet and you won’t witness flesh and bone, visceral…