Mathematical Constellations of Human Connectivity Mapped in Pi Theatre’s Mind-Racing Long Division

  Intricate narrative of intertwined lives unravels through a poetic combination of mathematical metaphor & choreographed movement   Pi Theatre presents a refreshed remount of Peter Dickinson’s otherworldly and resonant Long Division, April 26 – 30, 2017 at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour Street). Directed by Richard Wolfe, with choreography by Lesley Telford and musical score by Owen Belton, the intellectually-charged,…

Pacific Theatre presents  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard 

  VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard  originally produced by The Gateway Theatre  March 24-April 8, 2017 Pacific Theatre presents Valley Song by Athol Fugard, an inter-generational tale that brings the nation-wide social changes of apartheid to one family. Playing Mar 24-Apr 8 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pm matinees all Saturdays and Sunday, Apr 2 at Pacific Theatre,…

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

  Drawing on extensive research, world premiere production aims to enhance understanding of First Nations’ contributions to Canadian efforts during World War I Hardline Productions presents Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver’s historical drama REDPATCH, April 12 – 16, 2017 at Studio 16. Opening on the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the moving production follows…

VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017

    Otello, Dead Man Walking and The Marriage of Figaro Vancouver Opera feature superb singers, stunning designs. Vancouver Opera Festival will be a wide ranging celebration of the vocal arts, designed to appeal to diverse audiences, all set conveniently in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Programming also includes a new commissioned video art installation by award-winning…

Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World

  Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL) improvisers will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their lightning fast wit as they play the ‘Hosts’ to audience ‘Guests’ in Western World opening April 6 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Inspired by the popular HBO series Westworld, this improvised parody relies on audience suggestions to set the…

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…

The Chan Centre presents Max Raabe & Palast Orchester, Germany’s Legendary Singer and his Virtuoso Band

   With unmistakable charisma and vintage style, Raabe will revive the music and elegance of the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany’s iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm…

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…

TUTS Announces 2017 Season of High-Flying Hilarity with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

  Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) injects a delightful dose of magical entertainment into summer with Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone, running July 7 – August 19, 2017 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS’ two-show subscription packs are on sale TODAY through May 6…

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…

 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…

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…