TIFF, Harbourfront Centre, Canadian Opera Company
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Whoa continues with the slacker-classic, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Feb 1), as well as the indie drama, My Private Idaho (Feb 22). Visit www.tiff.net for more details.
The Canadian Opera Company presents Tristan und Isolde from January 29 – February 23, at the stunning Four Seasons Centre. In this famous legend, a love-potion binds Tristan to Isolde. Their yearning for unattainable unity reaches its rapturous resolution in a love which can only be fulfilled by death. This opera is a unique opportunity to experience the immersive sensuality of Bill Viola’s stunning video-imagery, set to Wagner’s core-shaking music. For more information, visit www.coc.ca.Harbourfront Centre kicks off their ground-breaking 2013 World Stage theatre series on February 6-9 with Othello, c’est qui (Othello, who’s that), a fearless and radical reinterpretation of Othello, While Othello may be the single most famous black man on the Western stage, in Africa, hardly anybody has heard of him. In this fearless and radical reinvestigation of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters, what begins as a playful conversation about the clichés surrounding Othello and Desdemona quickly evolves into a provocative confrontation between two cultures. February 19-23 World Stage continues with Sem Mim & Ímã by the world-famous dance troupe, Grupo Corpo from Brazil. In Sem Mim, meaning “without me,” “tattooed” dancers merge the rhythm of the sea with the music of medieval Portuguese-Galician chants. The second work, Ímã, meaning “magnet,” takes inspiration from the law of magnetism where dancers passionately entwine and separate in poetic polarities. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com or call 416-973-4000.