All posts by Chandel Gambles

dirty butterfly (Bound to Create Theatre) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

If you want to simply attend the theatre and switch your brain onto autopilot, I suggest you find a different venue. But if you have been waiting for theatre that challenges the status quo, then you have arrived! Bound to Create Theatre has brought dirty butterfly to this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Pierrot & The Moon (Rosy Cheeks Co-op) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Ah, Paris! The city of love! The city of adventures! The city of over-sized giant intelligent rats and moonstruck travelers! This imaginative world is closer than you think. In fact, The Rosy Cheeks Co-op are currently performing Pierrot & The Moon at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Pierrot & the Moon tells the story of a innocent Italian traveler who must wander the streets of Paris at night. He makes friends with a rat, is chased by a policeman, and begins to “moon” over the woman he meets (and perhaps simply the beauty of the moon itself). Continue reading Pierrot & The Moon (Rosy Cheeks Co-op) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Remembering the Farewells (Olga Barrios Contemporary Dance) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Remembering the Farewells, part of this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, takes the audience on a journey through the past. But hold on to your hats, because nothing is merely what it appears to be at first glance.

Olga Barrios reconstructs her past through a series of dances. A simple object, a dress, a sound, or even the tiniest movement can send her sailing through time, reliving the intensity of each moment. Continue reading Remembering the Farewells (Olga Barrios Contemporary Dance) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Snug Harbor (Burning Bush Productions) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Do not let this title fool you! If you initially have the image of snug bugs hiding in rugs dancing in your head, wipe it out of your mind! Snug Harbor is the story of a harsh reality that sends many to an eternal slumber long before their time.

Tracy Erin Smith (of Burning Bush Productions) has come to the Toronto Fringe Festival to share her personal story, and help audiences become aware of the signs of suicide. In a theatrical public speaking manner, Tracy recounts the events that led to her father’s suicide, and the details that surrounded it. Continue reading Snug Harbor (Burning Bush Productions) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review