Saturday, January 18, 2022

Hosts: Ted Fox and Fiona Griffiths
Clown Diana Kolpak and Larry Beckwith, Artistic Director of Toronto Masque Theatre, talk about Arlecchino Allegro: Improv and Chamber Music, taking place Thursday, 23 January; Friday, 24 January and Saturday, 25 January at 8pm. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street. A pre-show chat with Artistic Director Larry Beckwith and guests will be held 45 minutes before each performance. The improv clown duo of David-Benjamin Tomlinson and Diana Kolpak portray Nicholas Denoument and Mina Rafaella Kalishnikova of the Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale who hire Beckwith and his live musicians to celebrate their beloved companion named Arlecchino. Features Grammy-nominated mezzo soprano Laura Pudwell.
Fiona Griffiths teaches at the Clown Farm, Hart House (University of Toronto), Ryerson Clown Therapy program, and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.  She has a private practice in Alignment and Cranial Sacral Therapy, and teaches senior and geriatric fitness for the Baycrest research and education hospital. Talks about her approach in training young dancers at  The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.¬†¬†¬†