Contemporary Artists reclaim identity through resurgence of Northwest Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment in Body Language exhibit

BODY LANGUAGE features five Northwest Indigenous cultural tattoo practitioners: Nakkita Trimble (Nisga’a), Nahaan (Tlingit), Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk), and guest curator Dion Kaszas (Nlaka’pamux). Each of these contemporary artists is researching and reclaiming the traditional techniques of their Nations, and building awareness of the significance and protocols around the tattooing traditions.

Tickets for the Bard on the Beach 2018 season now available!

The Festival opens on the BMO Mainstage with a powerhouse classical production of Macbeth, directed by Chris Abraham. Macbeth plays in repertory with the delightful romantic comedy As You Like It, set in Vancouver in the ‘60s, with over 20 classic Beatles songs performed by the cast; direction is by Daryl Cloran (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Bard 2015). 

Enjoy some killer comedy at Murder on the Improv Express

Murder on the Improv Express takes inspiration from Agatha Christie’s classic 1934 novel—and the recent film adaptation from Kenneth Branagh. A group of wealthy and strange individuals are stuck on a train together (here, going from coast-to-Canadian-coast) when Hercule Poirot’s vacation is ended as someone is suddenly murdered.

Ballet BC Announces Program 3 of their 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 Langager, and the Phoenix Chamber Choir to collaborate on a world premiere. The evening’s inspiring program also features the much-anticipated return of Bill, by collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

The Explanation, an exciting world premiere from James Fagan Tait, takes over the Vancity Culture Lab this April

In James Fagan Tait’s latest chamber play, ideas of gender and sexuality are questioned, as two characters, John and Dick, develop a friendship that might have other people raising some eyebrows. After all, when two straight men start spending every weekend together…and when one of them likes to wear women’s clothing, people start to expect an explanation.