“Why do fools fall in love?” find out @ Stage West Reply

Review by Danny Gaisin
                Remember the ‘Fish’ dance? Playing ‘TWISTER®’? Stereo consoles? Go-go boots?  Doo-Wop? It was the late 50’s 60’s and Lymon & Levy had a hit with ‘Why Do fools fall in love?’ The song and its lyrics are the format for Roger Bean’s latest musical iteration. Unfortunately, if you can recall the above, you might also recollect the “Marvelous Wonderettes” that was the musical showpiece at STAGE WEST a year ago and therein lies the rub!    Photo courtesy of Rob Beintema

Etienne,Pitsiladis,Lawlor & Nason strutting their stuff

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O.C.O. does “The Seasons” 3

Review by Terry Gaisin

The artistic director of the Oakville Chamber Orchestrais a multi-talented musicologist. He is an accomplished arranger; dedicated conductor, and an adept composer. This latter flair was displayed yesterday afternoon (Sunday) at a concert staged at Sheridan College. It was music written as backdrop to a poem by Haitian Gérard Étienne dealing with the poet’s loves. The prose is rather repetitious with the subject word appearing in almost every sentence, in some cases- thrice! Naturally, Demuynck’s work is also repetitive, but that is a reflection of the subject’s intrinsic restraints

Demuynck’s new composition – interpreted

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Tango Pasión – not your traditional dances Reply

Review by Eva Frank

Tango Pasión is a seasoned tango troupe that was created in 1982 by Mel Howard & Jose Libertella with choreographer Hector Zaraspe. They succeeded in creating a new and totally innovative tango spectacle. Tango Pasión started in a small theatre in Miami, and moved on to Broadway. Since then the group performed in USA, Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Libya, and Asia. Tango Pasión  is simply one of the best Argentinean tango performances to be seen today. This is not the traditional Argentinean tango that we are accustomed to seeing. The troupe performed at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre on Feb. 21st. More…