A music genre is like a box of chocolates: EAT IT
Ask somebody what type of music they like and they’ll name a genre. Rap, hip hop, alternative, indie, metal, classical, jazz, folk. Sometimes, if you’re in outlying territory, or at Thanksgiving, you might even hear country. Who cares. It’s rarely honest anyways. Am I going to admit that sometimes I like country? No. And you didn’t hear it from me either. Why do we define music by these kinds of genres anyways? There are other genres, and my favourite of them is Beautiful.
Thinking of Yu, Imago Theatre, Centaur, to May 5
In 1921, Luigi Pirandello electrified the theatrical world with Six Characters in Search of an Author. In 1989, three real young Chinese protesters (two named Yu) were tortured and jailed for throwing red paint at an image of Mao in Tiananmen Square. In 2012, three fictional characters in Canada, reflecting on these events, found their author in Montreal playwright Carole Frechette.