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The Surprising Side of Ballet: Part 1

With Katherine Barber, Canada’s Word Lady
Did you know that some ballets were inspired by popular music like ragtime, The Andrews Sisters or The Rolling Stones? Or that some ballets have comedic moments? Ballet is not always what we think.
Mondays: June 5, 12 & 19
Part I: June 5: Ballet Laughs: Romance, escapism, beauty, athleticism -- those are ballet's acknowledged fortes. But comedy? Surprisingly, there are more hilarious moments in ballet than you might expect.
Series: $40, Drop-in: $16
To register call (416) 924-6211 x0

Lecture by Prof. Jüri Kivimäe: "The Meaning of the Lutheran Reformation in Estonian Culture"

On Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm at Tartu College, Professor Jüri Kivimäe from the University of Toronto will be giving a lecture on the topic of The Meaning of the Lutheran Reformation in Estonian Culture.

In Estonian.
No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

Info: piret.noorhani@vemu.ca, t. 416 925 9405

Curious Minds: BY DESIGN: DESIGN MOVEMENTS IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES

Experience the wonders of Modern Architecture and Design in this globe-trotting journey through the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning in the mid-1800s, we'll study how brilliant artists, architects and designers responded to the technological innovations of the Machine Age, forging bold new aesthetics and influential cultural movements.

Curious Minds: BOB DYLAN: WORDS AND MUSIC

It is now 56 years since Bob Dylan recorded his first Columbia album. In that time, many imitators have come and gone, but Dylan remains one of our most fascinating and unpredictable cultural figures. His influence on the art and craft of songwriting is immeasurable, and the summer 1965 release of 'Like A Rolling Stone' transformed postwar popular music, and yet the notoriously private and evasive Dylan remains something of an enigma.

Curious Minds: POP CANADA: A POP CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

From Mary Pickford to Tatiana Maslany, Joni Mitchell to Celine Dion, Doug Mackenzie to David Cronenberg, Leonard Cohen to The Tragically Hip: In its first 150 years, Canada has generated a unique, revealing and often just plain strange history of pop cultural distractions. And no matter how much official energy has gone into defining Canada through its geography, history and state policies, nothing reveals quite as much about a country as the things it creates to entertain itself.

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