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Ticket contest for Opening Night of Ballet Creole’s River

Taking a European art form like ballet and infusing it with the aesthetics of African and Caribbean dances seems like an unlikely union, but that is precisely what Ballet Creole is all about. This Thursday, they are opening their production of River, featuring two works entitled Trouchka, which was first created and performed in collaboration with TSO during a performance of Petruchka, and a Canadian Premiere of the work Fallen Angels.

To win a pair of tickets, simply let us know in the comments about the most inspiring dance you’ve ever seen!

You can also enter the contest by liking our contest on facebook, or retweeting it on twitter. Contest closes at 5pm on Wednesday April 3rd, so get your entries in!

P.S.: Check out our Q&A with General Manager Natassia Parson in our archives.

WIN 2 Tickets to see Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Satre’s No Exit

Here at BeMused, it has been a pleasure discovering local and independent performing arts companies and giving them a hand in reaching a wider audience.

Last month, we featured the work of Soup Can Theatre in an insightful Q&A with co-artistic director Sarah Thorpe and Pratik Gandhi, and we are excited to offer you a chance to win two tickets to the opening night of this genre-blending double bill on Wednesday March 27th, 2013!

A charming opera, an existential play, a 14-piece orchestra. What more could you ask for?

Q&A with Carol Gimbel, Artistic Director of Music In The Barns

Want to win a pair tickets to their concert this Friday? Look for contest details at the end of this post!

When was the last time you were walking by your neighborhood centre and saw a violist practicing, or a string quartet rehearsing, or a child learning the violin? Day in and day out Music in the Barns’ presence remains, as the community watches our comings and goings, getting a true behind the scenes feeling for what classical music is about.

In this Q&A, we showcase both the work of Carol Gimbel and her Music in the Barns storefront-studio and chamber ensemble, as well as the historic Wychwood Barns at St. Clair and Christie where they are based.

What will strike you most is the variety of inspiration and experiences that Carol draws on not only as an artist and teacher, but also as a community builder. Check out their upcoming concert this Friday at The Academy of Lions (a hybrid space that is a crosstraining studio and a storefront), or drop by their studio at Wychwood that is always opened to curious onlookers in the budding and active community hub “at the barn”.

Read on…

The winner of 2 free tickets to TorQ Percussion Quartet is…

… Sam Goswell, who retweeted our contest!

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word. We’ve been working on a lot of Q&A, so check out the one of TorQ Percussion Quartet, and also Soup Can Theatre. Live performances are put together for an audience, and there is a lot of heart, soul and sweat that goes into making it all happen. So get out there and meet these local artists!

Win 2 tickets to see TorQ Percussion Quartet winging it.

Percussionists really have the most fun: they can turn everyday objects into instruments, and every space is a potential performance venue. This Thursday, TorQ (pronounced “torque”) Percussion Quartet is performing “Off The Page” at Gallery 345 in an evening of improvisation in its many and varied forms. The program will be a surprise even to them, so they can’t tell us much except that it’s going to be a lot of fun.

To win 2 tickets to this performance, retweet our contest, like us on Facebook, or tell us in the comments below about a time when you or someone you know had to just “wing it”! Click here to see TorQ in action and more contest details.

The winner of 2 free tickets to Classical Revolution is…

… Rebecca Wilson, who left a comment on the blog post!

There were surprisingly some serious out-of-town entries, showing that there are fans of classical music that will travel for the experience of live performances. Kudos to all of you, and thank you for the tremendous help we had on twitter spreading the word.

We’re working on more stories and contests for tickets for theatre, music, dance, comedy, and other live performing arts. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be the first to know about them all!

Win 2 tickets to experience the Classical Revolution

If you have an image of classical music concerts being stuffy, Classical Revolution is a movement that strives to change that perception. Violinist Edwin Huizinga —founding member and fellow Canadian—is giving away two tickets to his show “Time Stands Still” this Saturday. His cross-genre experience in the indie, jazz and rock music scene is surely going to infuse this concert with a certain je ne sais quoi. Click here for contest details!

The winner of 2 free tickets to Doubt is …

… Tahti! We will be following up with her on her experience in a future blog post, so stay tuned.

There were a total of 22 entries based on retweets, likes, and some great responses to the question of Father Flynn’s innocence. We’re working on more contests for tickets, not just for theatre but also music, dance, comedy, and other live performing arts. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be the first to know!

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