Anatomy of a Scene

Traviata (Courtesy of Chris Hutcheson/COC)

Themes of class and patriarchy in the classic opera ‘La Traviata’ still resonate today

One fancifully sinister scene in the Canadian Opera Company’s 2021-22 performance of ‘La Traviata’ encapsulates why we return to the opera time and time again

Diaz stars as Bing in "Scarborough" (Courtesy of Touchwood PR)

A tender moment of truth in the coming-of-age film ‘Scarborough’

In a pivotal scene in this film adaptation, a young singer—struggling with his sexuality and nervous about opening up to his conservative Filipino family—finally gains the confidence to perform in front of his entire school

Ellora Patnaik (as Raffo). (Courtesy of Keri Anderson)

In a comedy about queer South Asian identity, a yogurt pot can be more than a pot of yogurt

Bilal Baig, star and creator of ‘Sort Of’ on CBC/HBO Max, breaks down a pivotal moment in the comedy series about belonging

A climactic scene in Angels’ Atlas (Courtesy of Karolina Kuras/The National Ballet of Canada)

Ballet is back and it’s lit

Among the National Ballet of Canada’s first productions this fall is Angels’ Atlas. Siphesihle November, principal dancer, walks us through a pinnacle moment in the award-winning production.