“This sound, of a silent audience watching, this sound vanishes now.” — World Without Us
I am thrilled to announce this new season and our 3rd annual opera festival. I have chosen works from the standard repertoire which will be reimagined with new productions and fresh, exciting casts offering many opportunities to Canadian talent, and to the emerging artists in our Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program. I have invited a number of very talented conductors who have never directed for us before, as well as welcoming back Jonathan Darlington to conduct Gounod’s Faust.
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.
Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis will explore the realms of paradise and enlightenment with the world premiere of his experimental work In PENUMBRA, March 1-4, 2017 at… Read more “Between the Darkness and the Light: Kinesis Dance somatheatro Marks its 30th Anniversary with the Premiere of In PENUMBRA”
Albatross is a new work created by Brussels-based German Jauregui in collaboration with Vancouver’s Company 605. This driving duet pulls apart a single moment, enabling us to… Read more “World Premiere of Albatross at Firehall Arts Centre – December 7-10”
Vancouver Opera has brought to life a new family-friendly production of the beloved fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, featuring larger-than-life puppet creations, costume design, and sets of world-famous Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Perfect for children and adults alike, this show is a magical night with great visuals and beautiful singing.
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC opened Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures yesterday. This dynamic exhibition includes over 130 textiles from Western Canada’s largest textile collection, available now through April 9, 2017.
Imagine you’re walking in the woods with 13 other people: all holding flashlights, all silent and scared, knowing someone is coming after you. That’s pretty much what you get from ITSAZOO’s newest production, Hidden.
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 26th season with a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays from June… Read more “Bard on the Beach Opens the Howard Family Stage with Love’s Labour’s Lost”