The play was popular in Brazil as a subtle critique of the ruling dictatorship, but the questions it asked about the role of art in that oppressive society were left behind when the dictatorship fell.
The recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards were announced on Thursday, March 8 at an event in the Canada Council building attended by some of the recipients.
There are panels on animal theory and animal rights, co-existing with nature, consumer society, geographical spaces in literature, environmental activism, and a creative writing panel on how the current age of ecological crisis affects creative writing.
The music of Godspell is a major selling point, with a mix of traditional musical theatre, vaudeville, gospel music, and 70s-style pop and rock.
Jesus Christ Superstar holds a big place in theatre, as one of only two major Broadway musicals about Jesus Christ—the other being Godspell—and it’s definitely the bigger, more dramatic of the two.
This year, the club is tackling materialism, with all proceeds going to LGBT Youthline, a charity that offers counselling, advice, and an outreach hotline for LGBT youth.
Lalonde pointed out that the number of artists using multimedia in this exhibit is part of a growing trend in the wider art world. As technology increases and becomes more accessible, artists are exploring ways to use common technologies in unique ways.