From March 16th to March 22nd, the University of Toronto played host to Jaimie Black's REDress Project art installation. Red dresses hung from trees to serve as a reminder of the 12,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women across North America. As of late March, the dresses have remained hanging in their locations of installation.
In the face of the recently instated Sexual Violence Policy Act, the University of Toronto has released its new Sexual Violence Policy draft. Key changes to the way assault and harassment have been handled in the past include the introduction of the Sexual Violence and Prevention Centre, which will serve as a centralized and standardized system for reporting, triage, and support.
September marks the last of the year's cinematic exhbitions with the Toronto International Film Festival. Films by North American and international directors are showcased during the event's ten-day run. Remarkably, despite the difference in theme and genre, a third of the features from this year's lineup have one thing in common: they are book-to-screen adaptations.
A great performance requires more than exquisite technique, as National Ballet of Canada principal dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Guillaume Côté continue to prove. Twelve years ago, Rodriguez and Côté enchanted audiences in James Kudelka's unorthodox retelling of a classic story.
From plaid-clad, bearded lumberjacks, to backdrops evoking Group of Seven paintings, to a monstrous whale inhabiting the waters of a Nova Scotian fishing village, The National Ballet of Canada's Pinocchio pays homage to the country hosting British choreographer Will Tuckett.