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  • Urban Dance Company Gadfly Unpacks UNBXBL 2 for the Free Concert Series

    By Mischa Jackson

    Gadfly is one of Toronto’s leading urban dance repertory companies. Established in 2006 by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho, the company aims to give visibility to the city’s underrepresented street dance community.

    Since its inception, their intricately choreographed productions have earned them numerous accolades, including a highly coveted Dora Award, and a Manifesto Award for Innovation & Originality.

    On April 25, they bring their latest production, UNBXBL 2, to the Free Concert Series. Ahead of their performance, Ofilio talked to the COC about his love for urban dance, upcoming projects and the future of Gadfly.

    Posted in Free Concert Series
  • You Are What You Wear: Power Dressing in the Tudor Court

    By Taylor Long

    Q&A with curator Alexandra Kim

    The COC’s spring production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena features sumptuous costumes designed by Ingeborg Bernerth.

    Recently we gave a sneak peek of these royal garments to Alexandra Kim, a curator for the City of Toronto and a former curator for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace in London, England. She is also the co-author of The Dress Detective: The Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion, a guide that demonstrates how the close analysis of fashion objects can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research.

    In this Q&A, Alexandra sheds light on the political and personal dimensions of royal dress in the 16th century.

    Posted in Anna Bolena
  • The Sopranos



    SONDRA RADVANOVSKY and KERI ALKEMA are rivals in Anna Bolena but the best of friends in real life. Here the sopranos interview each other before sharing the stage for the first time. 

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