FRAME BY FRAME
Friday (June 1) to June 10
Director extraordinaire Robert Lepage is everywhere these days. He just remounted his triumphant Nightingale And Other Short Fables at the Canadian Opera Company; his Coriolanus is the most-anticipated show at Stratford this summer. And this week he makes his National Ballet of Canada debut directing a new multimedia ballet choreographed by the National’s choreographic associate (and principal dancer) Guillaume Côté. Inspired by the life and work of pioneering Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren, Frame By Frame will feature dance, theatre and film. Considering that one of McLaren’s most famous shorts, the dream-like Pas De Deux, featured a pair of dancers in action, it all seems like a perfect fit, especially for Lepage and his visually inventive Ex Machina company. Four Seasons Centre (145 Queen West). From $39. 416-345-9595.