Ryan G. Hinds' AROUND THE WORLD REVUE
Pride Toronto favorite Ryan G. Hinds returns with a colorful multi-artist showcase devoted to welcoming and celebrating World Pride attendees. With a set-list of numbers that takes the audience around the world and back, the cultures represented include Caribbean, Brazilian, Egyptian, French Canadian, Chinese, and Canadian, all of which are celebrated with an eye towards queerness. A high-energy explosion of live singing, glamorous costumes, and fabulous choreography, the Around The World Revue will bring a spectacular burst of energy and community to the Village stage. As Pride Toronto welcomes the world, the world will be reﬂected in a joyful and loving show.
“Ryan G. Hinds is a one-of-a-kind side-splitting spectacle; clever, comical and musically well-endowed. Heʼs magnetic and multi-talented.”
Chantal da Silva, Indecent Xposure
“Ryan G. Hinds is dazzling”
Susan Cole, Now
“My jaw fell when I witnessed Hinds make an entrance that would slay a drag queen. He then brought down the house with his singing!”
Richard Burnett, Montreal Gazette
“Hinds is hilarious! His show made me giddy. The whole thing is so loaded with kitsch and camp, I almost sneeze glitter. He makes a great case for the lost art of cabaret in Toronto, calling back to an era where performance was paramount; his show is the best party in town.”
Paul Livingston-Aguirre, The Grid
Ryan G. Hinds is a critically acclaimed performance artist. He has toured nationally and internationally, selling out and/or headling shows at Just for Laughs in Montreal, Pehrspace in Los Angeles, and Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Here in Toronto, he is a cabaret mainstage, and counts Nuit Blanche, Rhubarb, Fringe, The AGO, Buddies in Bad Times, and Revival amongst his credits. His favorite audience is every year at Pride, and he looks forward to welcoming the world. Hinds, Placencio, and Bond have performed together for 3 years; for Pride Toronto, shows include Disco Down and Cabaret Dramatica (which they have also toured to Capital Pride in Ottawa).
Nicole Rose Bond returns to Pride after last yearʼs “Disco Down”. She began her formal dance training at York University and has felt privileged to perform with the Danny Grossman Dance Company, Coleman Lemieux et Compagnie, Yvonne Ng, Patricia Beatty, Dance Theatre David Earle and Mary Jo Mullins. Nicole performed has also performed in Nuit Blanche with Peggy Baker Dance Projects.
Marco Placencio is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. After extensive dance training in Brazil, he began his training at School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has since continued on to perform with Newton Moraes Dance Theatre, Kaeja
d'Dance, Alucine, and El Convento Rico.
Geanderson Melo was born in Barbacena, Minas Gerais and moved to Toronto
in 2012. He began classical ballet and contemporary dance in the non-proﬁt cultural association Fabrica de Movimentos (Movement Factory), and he went on to become a member of the corps de ballet of the Brazilian Conservatory of Dance.
Limin Jao is a ballet-trained contemporary dancer, who has danced in companies across Canada. Canadian-born and ﬂuent in Mandarin, she brings ﬂuidity, ﬂexibility, and killer legs.
Aeon Breakreation is an urban arts company from Toronto specialize in high energy breakdancing, and have been called the “some of the best Toronto breakdancers.” Formed by twins Weiming and Weidong Yuan along with Patrick Lum, they have danced with Avril Lavigne on the MMVAs, at the Canadian Beatbox Championships and on WOWtv in China.
MC Jazz is a Toronto based emcee, poet and spoken word artist by way of Egypt. She lyrically tears down social, sexual and political limitations through Hip-hop. On a mic and a mission. Begin transmission.
Velma Candyass is in the vanguard of bringing neo-burlesque and striptease to Montreal. Her comedic, innovative style of performance has made her a household name in the Montreal, Boston and Las Vegas, and her monthly show plays to sold-out audiences in Montreal, where her elaborately huge costumes earn standing ovations!