In Corey Payette’s powerful new musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating the resilience and power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s moving score also includes echoes of Broadway masterpieces.
Internationally acclaimed Italian performer, Silvia Gallerano, brings Christian Ceresoli’s award-winning hit La Merda to the Historic Theatre as part of an international tour.
“The most exciting thing for me about the 17/18 season is that it really does dig deep. It really looks in depth at some of the issues that we’ve been dealing with in previous seasons and also at some of the art forms that we’ve been experimenting with…I just can’t wait for people to see it. I’m so excited. – Heather Redfern, Executive Director of The Cultch
How to Be brings together some of Vancouver’s most exciting dance and theatre artists in a humorous exploration of what it is to “be”. Award-winning choreographer/ creator Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (bANGER, Goggles, Porno Death Cult, and Highgate), in collaboration with a whole host of Vancouver’s favourite theatre and dance performers, has created a show that is sure to transcend preconceived notions about dance and theatre.
Rising stars Le Patin Libre are creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. Coming off a sold-out European tour, this is your chance to see the fresh and inventive Canadian group before they explode onto the international scene.
Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humourous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche.