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Interview: Lola Ryan is a catalyst for growth through dance and movement

Lola Ryan is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of dance and movement improvisation. A former champion athlete, she began a career in dance in her twenties, founding and co-founding several dance/theatre companies and touring nationally. Her work with children and adults is an abiding interest, and encourages links between youthful play and the world of dance. 

Video of the Week: “Many Faces” by dad sports

It’s raining and grey outside, and the forecast says winter (or at least early spring) is about to make a comeback. Never fear: Suburban Ottawa 3-piece dad sports is here to put a little more spring in your step. Their new video for peppy track “Many Faces” just dropped and it’s a great reflection of their sound.

Theatre Review: No More Mr. Rice Guy at Undercurrents—until Mar. 20

Livia Belcea: “The full-length world premiere of No More Mr. Rice Guy integrates all the ingredients that worked so well for its shorter format: the humorous references to Asian culture are innocent, the dialogue is original and quirky, and Franco is as skilled and exceptional as ever in his performance, even from what is presumably his bedroom in Richmond Hill.”