Japan’s Dairakudakan and Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre to Headline 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival

The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly presents its breathtaking 2019 festival season, showcasing a month-long program replete with exhilarating performances by both internationally revered artists and lauded Vancouver performers. March 4 – 30, 2019

World Premiere: Electric Company Theatre Unites All-Star Canadian Cast in Film/Stage Hybrid

Electric Company Theatre, in association with Banff Centre for Art and Creativity and BMO, presents the world premiere of Siminovitch prize-winning playwright Daniel Brooks’ provocative new work, The Full Light of Day, from January 7–12, 2019 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

DanceHouse Season Premiere Explores Democracy & Immigration with High-Energy Hip Hop & Martial Arts

DanceHouse Leaps Into 2018/19 Season with Canadian Premiere of Company Wang Ramirez’s­ — Borderline — Award-winning French dance company explores democracy, immigration, and culture through hip-hop, aerial work, and poetry in gravity-defying motion    DanceHouse is delighted to announce the launch of their 2018/19 season with France’s Company Wang Ramirez in the Canadian premiere of their … Read more

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 … Read more


Two dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 6, 2018.   Under the banner of the Russian White Nights, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russia’s luminous midsummer “white nights” with Eugene Onegin – a beloved Russian lyric opera, and the much-anticipated … Read more

Marriage of Figaro Dazzles with Sparkling Performances

  I first met award-winning director Rachel Peake when she directed the acclaimed Realwheels production of Sexy Voices last year. So I was excited to learn that she would be directing Mozart’s much-loved The Marriage of Figaro as part of Vancouver Opera’s inaugural Festival series. This production exceeded my expectations with a stellar cast of emerging … Read more

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 … Read more

Early Music Vancouver Explores Extraordinary Figure of Cultural and Racial History in – Le Mozart Noir –

  Celebrating Black History Month, EMV rediscovers work by Chevalier de Saint-Georges: The first star classical composer of African ancestry   Early Music Vancouver (EMV), embarks on another Northwest Baroque Masterworks project in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Early Music Society of the Islands to present Le … Read more

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