My Grandmother Said Ballet Makes Legs ‘Fat…’

Totally WTF, right?  But this was what my grandmother told me to discourage me from dancing.  I only know one other person who had a family member tell her that and yes, she, too is first generation Canadian with Chinese… Continue Reading

Luxury Petite Fashion Has Arrived: Introducing The 16th Bar

Finally, a luxury line has arrived for petite women 5’5″ and below.  The 16th Bar, led by 4’11” designer Frankie Ortiz, presented its debut collection in Los Angeles late last year.  Currently only available online, but with plans to open… Continue Reading

The National Ballet of Canada Continues to Trailblaze

You can’t quite go anywhere in Toronto these days without seeing posters and flyers for the National Ballet of Canada’s revamped Romeo and Juliet, performances of which just ended Sunday night. This advertising campaign even showed up in most online… Continue Reading

Cinderella: A Light-Hearted Mix of Classical and Modern

The National Ballet of Canada brings back Canadian James Kudelka’s 2004 version of Cinderella.  Set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and playing at The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts November 11-20, this slate of performances is a gift… Continue Reading

Cinderella at the National Ballet: November 11-20

Cinderella will be at the Four Seasons Centre twice this season, with the National Ballet of Canada presenting the ballet in addition to the Rossini opera.  The music is by Sergei Prokofiev, with choreography by James Kudelka.  Cinderella will run… Continue Reading