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TIFF 2018: Gaspar Noé’s Climax Uses Sex And Drugs To Provoke

Climax

Climax

Gaspar Noé, one of the standard-bearers for modern perv film directorship, has a new film called Climax. It’s about a dance troupe who unintentional dose on LSD and then do pervy things.

Sarah reviewed this intentionally provocative piece of cinema for Consequence Of Sound at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

To read her review go here.

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Ninja Ballet Is A Real Thing

Ninja ballet

Ninja ballet

There’s such a thing as “ninja ballet.”

Sarah wrote about this union between dance and martial arts for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read her piece go here.

 

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Rae Spoon’s Bathroom Dance Party

Rae Spoon

Rae Spoon

Musician Rae Spoon’s “I Hear Them Calling” video is more than just a dance party in a bathroom.

It’s also a musical metaphor that confronts the monster that is transgender rights.

Spoon explained the video in an interview I did with them for Samaritanmag.

To read it click here.

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Paige VanZant: Dance Fighter

Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant

Though not quite in the same league as Ronda Rousey, one of UFC’s breakout out fighters (at least in terms of pop culture resonance) has been Paige VanZant.

VanZant was recently a contestant on the current season of Dancing With The Stars.

Sarah weighed in on VanZant’s dance-fight themed appearance for Fightland.

To read the story go here.

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Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell 4: Dance-Fight

Randy Couture

Randy Couture

As UFC history tells it, there have been three fights between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, with Liddell scoring two victories to Couture’s one.

History is wrong, though.

The pair have (sort of) squared off in another field of battle as well — the hardwood floor of Dancing With The Stars.

Sarah analyzed the respective foxtrots the two did while on the dancing reality show.

To read about who the better dancer is go here.

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Icona Pop Love To Express Themselves By Voguing

Icona Pop

Icona Pop

When pop duo Icona Pop were in Toronto for the Big Jingle Sarah had a chance to talk to them about dancing.

It turns out Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt enjoy a good vogue every now and then.

Read the story at Huffington Post Music Canada.

 

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The Origins Of The Unity Festival

Mike Prosserman of Unity Charity

Mike Prosserman of Unity Charity

The Unity Festival is happening this weekend in Toronto. The marquee event for this gathering of aspiring and established hip-hop artists will be a free Talib Kweli show tonight at Yonge-Dundas Square.

There is, however, a far greater purpose to Unity than putting on a big concert. The Unity Charity, an after-school arts and leadership program based in disadvantaged neighborhoods, has been help young adults grow and develop.

I talked to Mike Prosserman, a former competitive breakdancer and founder of the charity, to explain exactly what they do and why they do it.

To read the story head over to Samaritan Mag here.

 

 

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