Monday, May 18, 2015

Till We Have Faces comes to North York

Till We Have Faces is back for one more show only!

After overwhelming response to the run of Till We Have Faces in May, we decided to add one more show and bring the production to North York neighbourhoods.

June 6th - 2 pm 

If you missed the show in May, read the reviews below and come out to see it while you still have a chance. This will be the last one.

"Very sensual and sincere. Highly recommended". Sergiy Kovalyuh, audience member.

"This is local, this is real, and this is very romantic and moving". David Ng, audience member.

"This was such an amazing production! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. ... I really felt as tough I could relate to underlying themes and messages to my life right now. Was very moving... My soul really needed it". 
Brendan Edwards, audience member.

Early Summer, Ismailova Theatre of Dance presents "Till We Have Faces", based on the renowned novel by C. S. Lewis, a rendition of the Greek myth Psyche and Cupid. In this tale, Cupid falls in love with the princess Psyche and wants her to be his bride. Psyche, allured by love, takes a vow to never look upon his face. However, Psyche's sisters, Orual and Redival, envy and persuade her to use a lantern to see the face of her new husband. Lewis makes an unusual twist and tells this mythological story though the eyes of the older sister, Orual. The story unfolds layers of unexpected turns and suspense that never leaves us until the end. Each character has a driven motivation, from the humans to the Gods - for good or evil.

Betrayal, guilt, high stake decisions, sacrifice, love, and beautiful music all told through signature styles of dance and physical theatre. Ismailova Theatre of Dance's "Till We Have Faces" will have you captivated from start to finish.


June 6th, Saturday - 2 pm
York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave W

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Children under 12 years old:
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Children under 3: free

The show will feature opening number by RSA Dance Ensemble.

Show rated PG. 

Media sponsors: Russian Canadian Info, Russian Toronto LifeГазета Плюс, Люба Черная и Канадский Курьер, Карусель, Наша Канада, Bronn Media Corp., Russian Express, Samovar journal, Casa Maiz Latin American community cultural centre, НЕдельная газета

Photo credit:  Alexos Koorales

Monday, May 4, 2015

Order CD with the original soundtrack of the Till We Have Faces show!

The music was composed by a young promising musician Marisha Ismailova. She is only 19 years old!
Ismailova Theatre of Dance is happy to open young talents!

You can order CD's by pressing Buy Now button below. CD will be mailed to you via Canada Post.

Support Ismailova Theatre of Dance and own a little piece of the Till We Have Faces!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ismailova Theatre of Dance presents
Till We Have Faces,

based on a novel by C. S. Lewis "Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold" 

In a world where women have no power, Orual, a princess, must confront the world of humans and Gods to save her beloved little sister Psyche, from the evil Priest who has plotted to sacrifice her to the Gods. Bear witness to the unexpected trials Orual must endure to save her little sister and the Kingdom. Even the Gods will interfere, but for good or evil? 

May 2nd - 8 pm
May 3rd - 3 pm & 8 pm
Scotiabank Studio Theatre at the Pia bowman School of Ballet
6 Noble St

Note: show is rated PG. Some fighting and violence.

Russian Toronto Life, Russian Canadian Info