Michael Crabb


Michael Crabb is a Toronto-based arts journalist, broadcaster and lecturer and has written about dance internationally for almost forty years. He was a CBC Radio producer and on-air host from 1981 through 2000. He is currently dance critic for The Toronto Star. | Michael Crabb [rédacteur invité] est journaliste, diffuseur et conférencier établit à Toronto, et il écrit sur la danse ici à l’étranger depuis près de quarante ans. Il a été réalisateur et animateur à la radio CBC de 1981 à 2000. Il est actuellement critique de danse pour The Toronto Star

Michael Crabb's Work


A New Era, Not Unlike the Old 

By Michael Crabb Banff Festival Dance  Banff Festival Dance 

Music by Jonny Greenwood might seem an unlikely candidate to accompany a dance but as it turns out the Radiohead guitarist/composer’s orchestral score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much-acclaimed 2007 movie, “There Will Be Blood”, provided just the propulsive energy and suspenseful mood Toronto-based choreographer Robert Glumbek needed for his unsettling new work, “Prefigured Effect”.


Ten Years On 

By Michael Crabb Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival  Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival 

The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (GCDF) celebrated its tenth birthday in style with a May 30th gala in the Ontario city’s River Run Centre.


By Michael Crabb

An Instinct for Success: Arnold Spohr and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Social Studies

By Michael Crabb

Excerpt from Grant Strate, A Memoir by Grant Strate

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