Gifted Young Artists Explore Topical Themes of Self-Image, Family Dynamics and Gender Roles in – Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival –

The next generation of Vancouver actors shine in beloved theatre classics and an insightful original work   Arts Umbrella is thrilled to unveil the lineup of the 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17 – 26, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella’s Intensive, Pre-Professional and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this…

BALLET BC ANNOUNCES PROGRAM 3 OF ITS 2017/18 SEASON

Ballet BC concludes its explosive 32nd season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May 10-12, 2018 at 8pm. Our season finishes with a thrilling triple bill of cutting edge and inspired choreography. PROGRAM 3 features the return of Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto’s hauntingly beautiful BEGINNING AFTER. Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar welcomes acclaimed conductor, Graeme…

Coastal City Ballet Announces Season Finale with Choreographer Irene Schneider’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief, Magic and Misadventure of Shakespeare’s Beloved Play Re-imagined in Full-length Ballet   Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the remount of Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 at Vancouver Playhouse and June 8 at Surrey Arts Centre. Set to the exquisite music of Felix Mendelssohn, this full-length…

Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day

Sunday April 29, 2018 12 noon-7pm Various downtown Vancouver locations Free admission Info 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The Dance Centre presents free events celebrating the art of dance for International Dance Day, featuring flamenco at the Vancouver Public Library, contemporary dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and street dance with students from Windermere Secondary School…

WEE/Francesco Scavetta (Norway/Italy) Hardly Ever Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 at 8pm

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series WEE/Francesco Scavetta (Norway/Italy) Hardly Ever Thursday-Saturday April 5-7, 2018 at 8pm Post-show talkback April 6 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver Tickets: $32/$24 students and seniors: Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca Presented with the support of Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre The innovative Norwegian…

Caravan World Rhythms presents International Dance Sensation: Che Malambo

Back by Popular Demand, Argentina’s All-Male Dance Company Share Sizzling Evening of Virtuosity, Athleticism, and Explosive Percussion    Caravan World Rhythms presents the electrifying, international dance sensation Che Malambo on April 11, 2018 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Combining lightning-fast footwork with the smoldering intensity of flamenco and tango, Che Malambo will storm the stage this spring…

New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts Makes Western Canadian Premiere at VIDF 2018

Internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company set to perform strikingly original & spellbinding works that defy categorization Vancouver International Dance Festival proudly presents the Western Canadian Premiere of New York-based contemporary dance company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, on March 2 & 3, 2018 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Widely celebrated for their mesmerizing movement, arresting…

The Chan Centre presents Groundbreaking Duo Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Combining Mask Dancing and Throat Singing, Celebrated Inuit Artists Reclaim Indigenous Women’s Stories The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Greenlandic mask dancer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in an electrifying combination of sound and movement, March 16 – 18 at 7:30pm in the…

The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series

Mandala Arts and Culture Thursday March 15, 2018 at 12 noon Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver Tickets $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series features the complexity and beauty of the classical Indian dance style…

11th Annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Showcases Indigenous Stories, Song & Dance from Pacific to Scandinavia

Signature Festival Offers more than 25 Ancestral and Innovative Performances Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, announce the 11th Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, February 27 – March 4, 2018 at MOA’s Great Hall. Audiences will…

New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts to Headline 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Gather in Vancouver for Highly-Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education  The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2018 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of…

HOTEL ZED INTRODUCES “THE QUICKIE” VALENTINE’S PROMOTION

  Hotel Zed is once again offering guests a chance to get sexy this Valentine’s Day. We’re well-known for our “Nooner” promotion, but this year we’re taking it one step sexier with our new “Quickie” special: 3-hour booking windows for a short & sassy Valentine’s date! Guests can book a room from 11 a.m. to…

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2018 Lineup of Artistic Visionaries

Three-week festival showcases pioneering theatre, dance, multimedia, music & film from across Canada and around the globe The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 14th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 4, 2018 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists from 11 countries will descend on the city for the three-week…

This year, celebrate a memorable New Year’s Eve at Dockside Restaurant

  Delicious Table d’Hôte dinner followed by 80s Dance Party in the lounge   Say goodbye to the year past and welcome the year to come with dinner and dancing at Dockside Restaurant in the Granville Island Hotel. The celebrations start in the dining room with a special Table d’Hôte menu accompanied by live jazz…

18th ANNUAL CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL

  Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival February 15 – March 15, 2018   Full Lineup Announced and All Tickets on Sale on December 13 for The Exciting 18th Annual Chutzpah! Festival          Performances at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre, Fox Cabaret                                                                                                          Organizers today announced the dates and the…

2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival Line Up Announced in Time for Gift Giving Season

  Special Holiday Offer available Nov. 27 to Dec. 22, 2017: Enjoy 20% off all VIDF shows   The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2018 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of…