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This article was published 3/7/2019 (562 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It takes gumption to perform what is essentially a school revue in such a big venue, particularly a revue with such a bleak theme. Trump’s America is the focus of this 45-minute unclassifiable production, created by Winnipeg’s Dance Theatre Centre director and performer Kathleen Henry, Ian Baustista and R&B singer-songwriter Yvanne. Through poetry, spoken word, hip-hop dance and skits, the 10-member cast — most of them local teens — rage against corporate greed, racism, environmental destruction, private prisons, exploitive labour practices, immigration woes and more. It is dire, but there are moments of relief, thanks to an all-too appropriate song choice from Les Misérables and a dance team that brings the funk.
— Pat St. Germain