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Today in Toronto: Cosi Fan Tutte, Dancing With Rage and more

Cosi Fan Tutte Despite its somewhat contrived happy ending, Mozart’s opera about two men testing their fiancées’ affections by wooing each other’s in disguise is a psychologically astute exploration of the fragility of roman-tic love. This student production showcases fresh young voices for whom testing the limits of fidelity might be more than a theoretical concern. Find out more »

Dancing With Rage Mary Walsh performs her first one-woman show in more than two decades, taking audiences on a frenzied, current events–filled ride through comedy and pathos. Familiar characters, such as the Rob Ford–baiting warrior princess Marg Delahunty, make an appearance, and Walsh mines her own unhappy childhood for material. Find out more »

Exodus Ballet Creole, which integrates traditional African and Caribbean movement and music into a contemporary whole, celebrates the career of Almond Small, now retiring as principal dancer with OMO Dance Company. Work by Danny Grossman forms part of this send-off, as does a piece by Ballet Creole founder and choreographer Patrick Parson. Find out more »

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Today in Toronto: Daniel Hutchinson, Four at the Winch Quebec and more

Daniel Hutchinson Hutchinson’s paintings exist in what might be called a double world. Grooves and ridges in the works capture light differently as the viewer passes by, simultaneously revealing and concealing parts of the subject. When Hutchinson does use colour in these grey-heavy abstracts, it has an unexpected and exhilarating impact. Artwork $1,200–$6,600. Find out more »

Four at the Winch Quebec Toronto Dance Theatre occasionally showcases the work of Québécois choreographers at the Winchester—a.k.a. the Winch. For this 11th instalment, three of the four—Estelle Clareton, Lina Cruz and Deborah Dunn—are women, while Jean-Sébastien Lourdais is the lone male of the featured group. Find out more »

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