The “not to miss” performances of the Vancouver International Dance Festival

  The highly successful Vancouver International Dance Festival running March 8 – 28 including these “not to miss” performances.   1)  Yayoi Theatre Movement (Japan) Title: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki Location/Dates: Studio 1398, March 1-10, 8pm   Show Info: OKUNI – Mother of Kabuki is Yayoi Theatre Movement Society’s new 70-minute production, choreographed and performed by local artistic director, Yayoi…

TRAVIS WALL AND BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS PRESENT NATIONAL TOUR OF ‘AFTER THE CURTAIN’ SHAPING SOUND’S GROUNDBREAKING NEW SHOW

   Second Work by America’s Hottest Dance Company Makes Vancouver Premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 25, 2017 TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to present the second work by America’s hottest dance company, TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1, 2017 in Utica, New York and…

CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER

  The final week of Classic Chic’s Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather Take a cinematic classic full of one-liners, memorable characters and unite it with all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy and you have one enjoyable evening of theatre. Neatly woven into an 80 minute act, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather brings us into the Corleone’s…

Vancouver TheatreSports presents #NoFilter

  #NoFilter Crushes the LOL of TMI   Starting March 2, late Thursday nights at The Improv Centre on Granville Island are going to be ‘so lit.’ #NoFilter, Vancouver TheatreSports’ newest show, uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything…

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy

  Renowned dancer Soledad Barrio returns with one of the world’s foremost flamenco companies in this spellbinding interpretation of an ancient classic   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the…

Wallflower a Review by Karin Schwagly

    The Wallflower is a contemporary dance performance that relies on the personal memories of the performers to create each individual production.  Quarantine, the Manchester-based group that performs Wallflower is known for its innovative and inclusive theatrical work.   The stage is configured into a small rectangle, surrounded on three sides by the audience. Off…

Between the Darkness and the Light: Kinesis Dance somatheatro marks its 30th Anniversary with the Premiere of In PENUMBRA

    Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis takes audiences on a quest for utopia in stunning, new production – part of 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival   Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis will explore the realms of paradise and enlightenment with the world premiere of his experimental work In PENUMBRA, March 1-4, 2017 at the…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO (IN)FINITE A CELEBRATION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANGLICAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA

    (in)finite: exploring the finite limitations of humanity and the ineffable, infinite nature of the Divine. A Canadian Textile Exhibition May 25 to June 4, 2017 Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC   The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is accepting submissions for unique textile and fibre artwork for their anniversary exhibition, (in)finite: exploring the finite…

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise

   Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions   Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented as part of…

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL – Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another FEBRUARY 16-26, 2017

  Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 16th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 16-26, 2017. Western Canada’s premier Indigenous Performing Arts Festival features 11 days of entertainment including Film, Theatre, Dance, Celebration of Powwow Culture and Aboriginal Artisan Fair, Métis Fair, Talking Circles, Music Concert Series, Industry Series and…

Come Soar Over China at FlyOver Canada January 12 – February 26, 2017 10am to 9pm daily

  See Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back! FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back Flight of the Dragon. For a limited time, guests will get to experience Flight of the Dragon and FlyOver Canada back-to-back for the regular FlyOver admission price! First, follow a mythical dragon as you soar over some of…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves

Five-time GRAMMY-Award winner performs breathtaking evening of music  including works from the critically-acclaimed album, Beautiful Life  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. For her highly anticipated Chan Centre debut, Reeves will mesmerize with songs from her most…

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival  

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and Denmark alongside seasoned…

VANCOUVER CANTATA SINGERS BRING ITALIAN CLASSICS TO VANCOUVER WITH  

  DE PROFUNDIS: PALESTRINA TO PIZZETTI On Saturday, February 25th, Vancouver Cantata Singers continue their 59th season with a concert performance celebrating Italian choral repertoire. The national award-winning choir will present De Profundis: Palestrina to Pizzetti in an evening concert at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. Vancouver Cantata Singers Artistic Director, Paula Kremer,…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

  Here are the future events that you will need to reserve or buy tickets for NOW: IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE…

恭禧发财 – Gong Hey Fat Choy – 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

However you plan to celebrate the Lunar New Year, pianist Avan Yu and a few VSO friends invite you to join them for a celebration at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30pm. http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/16SPEC15/ Vancouver-raised and internationally-renowned pianist Avan Yu returns home to host and perform in the VSO’s very special celebration of theLunar New Year.This concert…

The Vancouver Symphony Society and Poly Culture North America sign agreement to explore potential opportunities for cultural exchange 

  Today at the VSO School of Music’s Pyatt Hall, the Vancouver Symphony Society and Poly Culture North America signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-operate with each other by exploring the potential to work together in a number of areas of mutual interest, including concert co- presentations, promotion of Chinese performance arts and artists,…