Performance: April 2013 Archives
Saturday April 27, 2013
The TV show Glee is about a group of high school misfits who join the glee club and finally find their voice - and they''re always singing. Now the show has inspired two CEGEP students at Vanier College in Montreal to write their own musical.
It's called Whisper - and it just happens to be about students in a performing arts school.
Nineteen-year-old Yao Wang wrote the musical, along with her friend Chelsea Pringle-Duchemin, who wrote the stage play and sings a lead role. They told Sonali Karnick all about the show - which hits the stage Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
(Photo courtesy of Vanier College: Yao Wang is centre stage. Chelsea Pringle-Duchemin stands to her right.)
Categories: Music, Performance, Theatre
Sunday April 21, 2013
He wrote the book on a Fullbright scholarship to the École Nationale des arts du Cirque Rony-sur-Bois in France and learned how to do everything from juggling to the flying trapeze, which a couple of injuries along the way. Through Duncan Wall's own journey through his circus education, he documents the origins of the circus: Philip Astley, known as the Father of the Circus, Jules Léotard, who developed the Flying Trapeeze and the storied past of jugglers.
Duncan Wall now teaches at the École National de Cirque in Montreal and spoke with Sonali Karnick this morning.