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Annick MacAskill

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Annick MacAskill is a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario, where she studies sixteenth-century French poetry. She is also a poet and critic whose writing has appeared in magazines across North America and in Europe, including Versal, PANK, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Fiddlehead and Room Magazine. She has been a finalist for numerous literary prizes, including the CBC Poetry Prize, the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize and the Pushcart Prize. 

Annick MacAskill's Work

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Swan Lake / Photo by David Cooper
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Somber Classic Gives National Ballet Stars Time to Shine

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada explores the dark side of love in a regal production of choreographer James Kudelka’s Swan Lake, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre Thursday night.

Jillian Vanstone and Guillaume Côté in A Streetcar Named Desire / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Demise of Desire

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada’s premiere of choreographer John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire is an aesthetic triumph and a thought-provoking comment on the destructive nature of repressed sexuality and violence.

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