Z Gallery Arts presents Henni Alftan’s First North American Solo Exhibition: – Shadows in the Mirror –

    Toying with perception, Finnish artist’s oil-on-canvas collection offers alluring, poetic lexicon of the everyday   Z Gallery Arts presents Finland-born artist Henni Alftan’s first North American solo exhibition, Shadows in the Mirror, on display from April 6 – May 8, 2017. This exclusive collection of 15 original, oil-on-canvas works explores the mimetic relation of…

Vancouver International Dance Festival Announces  2017 Roundhouse Series: Featuring Enthralling Works by Canadian and International Artists 

  Multicultural lineup of dancers & choreographers showcase boundary pushing contemporary expression and exploration of the human condition.   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) is thrilled to announce the 2017 lineup of ground-breaking Canadian and international dance artists as part of the intimate Roundhouse Series. 8pm shows at the Roundhouse Performance Centre include Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 

A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song  Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26, 2017…

Shamrocks and Shenanigans, March 17 ‘A whale of a time’ with Vancouver TheatreSports™

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) has some fun with all things Irish at Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Friday, March 17 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Patrons that night have the choice of three Irish-themed improv shows – classic TheatreSports at 7:30 pm and again at…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Inner Mongolia’s One-of-a-Kind Folk Music Export, Anda Union, in Canadian Debut

     Anda Union performing on rare instruments to accompany stirring vocals, the group weaves their nomadic roots to unearth forgotten music   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26…

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…

Galician Bagpipe Superstar Carlos Nunez Returns to BC

  Victoria and Vancouver concert dates announced: April 6 and 7            Prepare to be moved — right out of your seat. Carlos Núñez, the wildly energetic platinum-selling and Grammy-winning sensation who masterfully fuses Spanish fire and Celtic energy, is making a much-anticipated return to Canada’s West Coast this spring with a new show that further…

Early Music Vancouver Presents the Celestial Sounds and Angelic Voices of Globally Celebrated Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

   A choir with a history spanning over 600 years shares a programme chronicling more than 500 years of sacred and secular song     Early Music Vancouver (EMV), proudly presents one of the world’s most respected and recognized choral ensembles, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, March 26,…

 Hardline Productions Weaves Riveting Tale of First Nations on the Front Lines in WWI Drama REDPATCH

    Drawing on extensive research, world premiere aims to enhance understanding of First Nations’ contributions to Canadian efforts during World War I   Hardline Productions presents the world premiere of its historical drama REDPATCH, March 29 – April 9, 2017 at Presentation House Theatre and April 12 – 16, 2017 at Studio 16. Opening on…

Museum of Anthropology Dives into Socially & Environmentally Conscious Waters with – Amazonia: The Rights of Nature –

    Extensive Amazonian exhibition serves as a manifesto, calling for widespread attention to South American Indigenous forms of knowledge   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought provoking, socially and environmentally conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. The exhibition features Amazonian basketry, textiles, carvings, feather works and ceramics both of…

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…