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TABLE OF CONTENTS Volume 2 • 2016 –2017

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Chor Leoni Men’s Choir Coastal Sound Music Academy Elektra Women’s Choir Friends of Chamber Music Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Phoenix Chamber Choir Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra Vancouver New Music Vancouver Opera Vancouver Recital Society Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Vancouver Youth Choir

DANCE 37 Ballet BC 38 CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre 39 The Dance Centre 40 DanceHouse 41 MascallDance 42 Small Stage

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47 Carousel Theatre for Young People 48 Evergreen Cultural Centre 50 Full Circle: First Nations Performance 52 Gateway Theatre 53 Pacific Theatre 55 Presentation House Theatre 56 Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 57 Studio 58 58 Surrey Civic Theatres: Surrey Arts Centre 59 Surrey Civic Theatres: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall 60 The Cultch 61 Théâtre la Seizième 62 Touchstone Theatre 63 Vancouver TheatreSports TM League

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44 | SHOWS THAT SHAPED VANCOUVER

10 | OPENING NIGHT FEVER

16 | ART OF A COVER OLA VOLO

43 | FROM THE DESK OF DREW FACEY

Canada’s 150-year milestone makes one think in terms of history. In that spirit, longtime locals share their memories of some of our city’s most historic performances.

What do performers do to prepare for the risk and the thrill of opening night? An actor, a dancer, an opera singer, and a trumpet player show off their relaxation rituals.

Well-known for her murals, Ola Volo has now partnered with Artslandia and Bedface to create two kinds of “covers”—one for our magazine, and another for a bed.

Meet the lauded opera and theatre designer at his home studio where he sketches sets, costumes, and props, percolating his brilliant vision with a shot or two of espresso.

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From the Publisher Contributors From the Ambassador Dramatic Dishes

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Tag. You’re It. Venues Artslandia through Filters

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FROM THE ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Volume 2 • 2016 –2017

Wow, what a wonderful year! Our premiere issue received terrific praise, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Vancouver’s need for art is insatiable, and we are proud to champion the most talented and generous artists in the country. We are indeed lucky to be Vancouverites. We’ve dedicated this issue to the process of performance and the people who make it happen each and every night onstage. We’ve sat down with a few of Vancouver’s performers—la crème de la crème—for a glimpse into the routines that enable their greatness. If you’ve ever wondered how many times some of our city’s most driven artists hit the snooze button, if they take their coffee black, and how they kick those pre-performance jitters, Artslandia has answers. These performers bring so much passion to their professions that they allow us, their audience, to feel every emotion, lose ourselves in moments, and ruminate on the human condition. We’re also taking time, in light of Canada’s 150th, to reflect on performances past—those iconic onstage moments that have since been woven into Vancouver’s art history and remembered long after their curtain closed. These shows have stood as the

cornerstone of our city’s arts life, and they’ve allowed our present day community to flourish on a solid foundation. THE 2016–2017 ARTS SEASON IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS NEW CLASSICS IN THE MAKING AND TO BE IMMERSED IN SHOWS THAT MAY SOMEDAY TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE ANNALS OF OUR CITY’S HISTORY.

Finally, we’re thrilled to kick off the season with two of Vancouver’s great collaborators. Our Artslandia Ambassador this year is Ballet BC’s remarkable Artistic Director, Emily Molnar. This brilliant artist and recent Order of Canada inductee has been a champion of Vancouver’s contemporary ballet vision, and we’re so honoured to have her endorse Artslandia. Our cover artist is Ola Volo, whose whimsical, intricate images adorn walls all over our city, as well as a wide variety of international spaces. Along with our cover, Ola’s designs will add pop to our very own Artslandia smart car. Keep an eye out for this hard-to-miss vehicle; you can safely assume we’ll be headed to theatres in every corner of our city. Well, that’s the curtain speech. Have we thanked everyone? Good—because we can’t wait to get out there and partake in Vancouver’s vibrant and varied performing arts scene. Oh! One more thing: thank you for being our audience and for making Artslandia feel at home.

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CONTRIBUTORS Volume 2 • 2016 –2017

Volume 2 • 2016 –2017

PUBLISHER + FOUNDER Misty Tompoles

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Katrina Ketchum

ASSOCIATE EDITOR A.L. Adams

COPY EDITORS

OLA VOLO

is a painter inspired by bright colour and geometric form. Her artwork has been in over 80 exhibitions and is held in corporate and private collections across Canada.

JEREMY OKAI DAVIS

is a Portlandbased portrait painter who’s shown at The Studio Museum in Harlem in New York and has done illustrations for American Songwriter magazine.

Joy Meyers Kristen Seidman

DESIGN Sara Sjol

PHOTOGRAPHER Rob Trendiak

DIGITAL MEDIA Zenna Wong

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS A.L. Adams Charlotte Priest Emma Warford Jerry Wasserman

JERRY WASSERMAN is an

actor, critic, professor of English and theatre at UBC, and editor of Modern Canadian Plays. His website, vancouverplays.com, has received over 1.25 million hits.

EMMA WARFORD

is a writer living in Vancouver. While completing a B.A. in English literature at UBC, she picked up her pen to write for the Ubyssey and hasn’t put it down since.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS Jeremy Okai Davis Ola Volo

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Published by Rampant Creative, Inc. ©2016 Rampant Creative, Inc. All rights reserved. This magazine or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. Rampant Creative, Inc. / Artslandia Magazine 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave., Suite 206 | Portland, OR 97202

ROB TRENDIAK is an award-winning,

published photographer based in Vancouver. Though his portfolio is diverse, Rob has a unique talent for portrait and headshot photography.

CHARLOTTE PRIEST is a dancer,

writer, yogi, and nature enthusiast from Victoria, B.C. She is currently pursuing her B.F.A. in contemporary dance at Simon Fraser University.

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laugh, cry, play, and discover. We are surprised and challenged. When I think of performance, I think of its power and its ability to capture and hold our attention and transform us. Today, more than ever, I see the performing arts as one of the rare opportunities for people to be moved in shared experience and connection with our humanity. Nothing equals that moment when the house lights go down, the curtain goes up, and a world of insight, emotion, and beauty comes to life onstage. As an Artistic Director, I am constantly enthralled by seeing something grow from the tiny seed of an idea to a full-blown production, knowing how much thought, deep reflection, creative friction, and hard work have gone into that moment of magical realization. Sharing that moment with fellow creators and performers, and above all with our audience, is a sublime force that keeps us yearning for more. It is contagious!

A LETTER FROM OUR ARTSLANDIA AMBASSADOR

I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING THE WEALTH AND VARIETY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS IN VANCOUVER.

EMILY MOLNAR What a gift to have a publication dedicated to the performing arts in Vancouver, and what a privilege it is to be Artslandia’s Ambassador for the 2016–2017 season! I am inspired and invigorated daily by the depth and breadth of our city’s cultural scene— its artists, arts organizations, and audiences. Vancouver’s performing arts community is unique: reflective of its people, its diverse heritage, and its vibrant, progressive, and internationally distinguished reputation. I see the stage as a magnificent canvas where stories are told and communities built. Through performance, we are given the occasion to feel, listen, contemplate, and escape the daily routine. We gain insight,

I congratulate all our creators, performers, and presenters on an inspired 2016–2017 season and invite arts devotees, casual attendees, and those who have never experienced live performance to be entertained and moved by their work. I am truly honoured to be part of Vancouver’s dynamic performing arts community and truly grateful to Artslandia for providing such a beautiful showcase. See you at the theatre!

Emily Molnar Artistic Director, Ballet BC Artslandia Ambassador 2016–2017

EMILY’S TOP 5 FESTIVAL PICKS FOR 2016–2017 IN VANCOUVER

Push international PerForminG arts Festival JANUARY 16– FEBRUARY 5, 2017

vso neW music Festival JANUARY 24–29, 2017

cHutZPaH! Festival FEBRUARY 16– MARCH 13, 2017

vancouver oPera Festival

dancinG on tHe edGe Festival

APRIL 28–MAY 18, 2017

JULY 6–15, 2017

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OPENING NI G H T FE VE R WRITTEN BY EMMA WARFORD PHOTOS BY ROB TRENDIAK

NO COUNTS. NO SCRIPTS. You’ve stopped relying on sheet music. By opening night, your performance comes from within. Your body moves through the choreography like it’s floating through a just-remembered dream. Your lines leap out of your mouth like spontaneous thoughts and reactions. Your instrument sings each note you anticipate, almost as if it were playing itself. But where do you go (both in body and mind) right before the curtain opens? On the day of their opening

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performances,

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ARTSLANDIA ASKS // CONTRARY TO POPULAR IMAGINATION, WE FOUND NO ENERGY DRINK GUZZLING (ADRENALINE IS ENOUGH), VERY LITTLE LATE-NIGHT PARTYING (THE BODY IS A TEMPLE THAT WILL SHUT DOWN EARLY IN A 6-WEEK RUN IF NOT FULLY RESTED), AND OVERALL, VERY FEW ATTEMPTS TO GET “PUMPED,” BECAUSE PROFESSIONALS KNOW THAT SUDDEN BURSTS OF BRILLIANCE ARE SECONDARY TO STAMINA. AND NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, ARTSLANDIA PRESENTS...OPENING NIGHT!

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HOW DOES YOUR DAY START ON OPENING NIGHT? SHANNON CHAN-KENT

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL TRUMPET SEASON FINALE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Marcus Goddard prepares for the VSO Season Finale from the comfort of his home in the company of his wife and daughters. His hand-built dining room table and impressive grand piano beat any dressing room amenities as he reviews the program’s strenuous and powerful finale, Shostakovich’s heroic Symphony No. 5.

I’m an early riser and typically wake up anywhere between 5:45 and 7:30 a.m. As soon as I’m up, I make myself some roasted dandelion tea and drink about a litre of water. And then, I make myself a coffee.

DAVID ADAMS

As I’ve aged and racked up a ton of opening nights, I find I need to keep an even keel. I try to stay relaxed and do things that I need to do for myself, not what I feel others expect of me.

MARCUS GODDARD

I usually wake up at 7:00 a.m., meditate a bit, and warm-up for 15 minutes by playing long tones.

AMBER FUNK BARTON

It’s imperative that I get a solid eight hours of sleep. I usually get up with my husband, drink coffee, watch the news, see him off to work, and then hunker down to tackle emails. Artslandia Vancouver 2016–2017

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ACTOR BIG DAVEY

BILLY ELLIOT

ARTS CLUB

David Adams claims a last moment of solitude on the balcony of the Arts Club’s Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage before going on as Billy Elliot’s “Big Davey.” Below him, the stage is in full rehearsal mode as he gives his lines one final, private run-through.

WHAT ABOUT PRE-SHOW JITTERS? DO YOU STILL GET THEM? SHANNON CHAN-KENT

I feel nerves with every single show—opening night especially. But I also feel ready for the challenge. The next step is to get in front of the audience to play for and react off of them.

DAVID ADAMS

There’s usually a lot of nervous energy floating around the theatre on opening night, but there’s also that wonderful sense of exhilaration. When the lights go down to begin the show, it’s as if we all jump off a high cliff hoping to fly!

MARCUS GODDARD

Pre-show jitters? Oh yes…with every concert. But I’ve learned you have to get in the right mental zone. For me, it’s becoming relaxed enough that the nervousness is just part of the music so that it helps, rather than gets in the way.

AMBER FUNK BARTON

The last five minutes before I go onstage are the worst and possibly the most magical. I suddenly worry that I have not trained enough, haven’t practiced enough, and haven’t worked hard enough. I begin to doubt myself in every way you could imagine. But then, during the opening announcements or as the curtains open and the lights go black, I realize I no longer have a choice. It’s happening, whether I am ready or not. It’s quite the rush—my version of skydiving!

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DANCER

SPACE + TIME

THE RESPONSE

To fuel her main stage performance in The Dance Centre’s International Dance Day program, Amber Funk Barton drinks coffee and leisurely eats a smoked meat sandwich at Coo Coo’s on Davie St. From her patio perch, she relaxes with a book, peoplewatches, and grabs a knickknack or two for her company dancers before diving into a nonstop performance day.

WHAT FOODS DO YOU EAT TO FUEL YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY? SHANNON CHAN-KENT

AMBER FUNK BARTON

I drink a lot of green juice and always feel invigorated after I drink it. I make this açaí bowl—a bunch of açaí and mixed berries, Chinese root powder, moringa leaf, chaga mushrooms, protein powder—and blend it up with almond milk. That makes for a big breakfast, so it most often tides me over until lunch.

DAVID ADAMS

Eating a healthy, nutritious but light meal before the show gives me the requisite energy. My favourite opening night meal is sushi.

MARCUS GODDARD

French whole wheat bread from Bâtard bakery on Fraser Street, and no coffee on concert day!

AMBER FUNK BARTON

I tend to treat myself to a high-calorie breakfast when I’m performing. I’m talking bacon-and-eggs-and-pancakes-with-maple-syrup calories. I’m also a coffee addict. Typically, I’ll have a coffee before the tech/dress rehearsal, and then if I’m feeling tired, I’ll have another one on my dinner break.

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WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PRE-SHOW RITUALS? SHANNON CHAN-KENT

Sometimes I do yoga, and sometimes I will walk the stage and do warm-ups. I do a vocal warmup in my dressing room using a drinking straw to reset my vocal chords. I also sing scales.

DAVID ADAMS

It’s always essential for me to find a peaceful, quiet place to have some downtime before the show. One of my go-to stress relievers is stretching. I have a routine of warm-up exercises for my body and voice. That helps me focus on the task at hand.

MARCUS GODDARD

Relaxation and meditation take the edge off of my nerves. I think any performer, no matter how long they’ve been at it, has a bit of pre-show anxiety.

AMBER FUNK BARTON

I like to stay as warm as possible in the theatre, so I get strategic with multiple layers of clothing. My warm-up is now a mishmash of ballet and modern dance with some yoga moves thrown in for good measure.

SHANNON CHAN-KENT

HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE AFTER THE CURTAINS CLOSE? SHANNON CHAN-KENT I go home, sleep, and prep!

DAVID ADAMS

I always look forward to a few celebratory beverages, a piece of celebratory cake, and a chance to socialize with the community that comes out to the opening… after the work is done!

MARCUS GODDARD

SOPRANO THE MISTRESS

EVITA

VANCOUVER OPERA

Shannon Chan-Kent immerses herself in the buzzing hive of backstage activity on the opening night of Vancouver Opera’s Evita. In last-minute prep for her role as “Perón’s Mistress,” this soprano inspects her many costume changes and undergoes multiple wig and mic adjustments to ensure every detail is perfect.

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After big shows, we tend to be quite exhausted, but it’s always nice to congratulate one another. Sometimes, we’ll go for celebratory drinks, though we don’t usually get the entire orchestra all in one place. Table for 70–80 please! [laughs].

AMBER FUNK BARTON

I reward myself with a victory drink. One of my favourites is a dirty martini with a two olive minimum. On the opening evening, I try to remember that the most important thing is to have fun. .


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ELEKTRA WOMEN’S CHOIR ANTICIPATES THEIR NEXT BIG TRIP ABROAD

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t’s been 30 years since Elektra Women’s Choir was founded, and 20 since they travelled to Sydney, Australia for the World Symposium on Choral Music.

Now the Vancouver-based group is ready to perform an encore—this time in Barcelona. In July 2017, Elektra will fly to Spain, joining more than 3,000 conductors, singers, and other choir professionals from around the world for a weeklong series of lectures, concerts, masterclasses, and more. This World Symposium will be very different from their last, says Co-founding Artistic Director Morna Edmundson—mostly thanks to new technology: “In 1996, the participating choirs were all a surprise to each other, but now that the internet has spun all of these great threads of connection in the choral world, we anticipate hearing groups live that we’ve already heard on a recording or seen on YouTube.” Another update is the World Symposium’s politically portent 2017 theme, The Colours of Peace, which frankly acknowledges that our world has been at war, proposing the choir as the ultimate instrument of peace: Differences in culture, political ideology, race, and language disappear when people sing together. That may be true to a point, but Elektra does uphold a distinct character—that of the Canadian

woman—in each artistic decision they make. “In the choir world,” Morna explains, “children’s choirs sing in the same voices (soprano and alto) as women’s choirs. That makes it that much more important to draw a distinction between pieces that are appropriate for children and those that express more ‘adult’ ideas.” As the group turns 30, they’re curating their repertoire more intentionally than ever toward maturity and a nuanced view of emotion. They even have a subtle song about depression. “There’s kind of a trend in choral music to be a little bit oversentimental,” Morna admits. “I DON’T LIKE SINGING PIECES THAT ARE STRUCTURED LIKE HOLLYWOOD MOVIES, WITH ONE PRE-DESIGNATED TEARJERKER MOMENT. I WANT US TO SPEAK TO PEOPLE ON AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL, BUT NOT A TRIVIAL LEVEL, AND I DON’T WANT TO ANTICIPATE HOW THEY’RE GOING TO FEEL.”

No one poeticizes and articulates the finer points of the human condition better than Canadian singersongwriter Joni Mitchell—so it’s no wonder Elektra’s Kate MacColl has added a fresh choral adaptation of The Circle Game to the group’s Barcelona program, which also includes new work by Vancouverbased composer Kathleen Allan. Next summer, when Elektra regales Barcelona with a song about “going round and round in the circle game,” the metaphor will take on extra meaning, encompassing their travels around the world. . Celebrate “30” at Elektra’s anniversary gala. See page 23. BY A.L. ADAMS AND CHARLOTTE PRIEST

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OLA VOLO Artslandia Va n c o u v e r ’s 2 016 – 2 017 C o v e r A r ti s t

OF A BY CHARLOTTE PRIEST

WHEN ARTSLANDIA CAUGHT UP WITH OUR COVER ARTIST OLA VOLO, SHE’D JUST RETURNED FROM WORKING ON A CHILDREN’S BOOK IN MONTREAL TO RESUME PAINTING HER LARGEST-TO-DATE MURAL ON GRANVILLE STREET.

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lathered in paint and sporting a gas mask, Volo appeared beautifully at ease next to her halfrealized wall of giant, fantastical horses inspired by the building’s history as a stable. Though the mural is new, leaving her mark is not. This artist and illustrator’s work already blankets our city, from craft breweries to clothing stores. What inspires her imaginative works? An underlying conviction, she says, that art offers an “opportunity for dialogue and connection.” Volo’s illustrations harken back to childlike fables in which animals speak and faces peer out from trees. Though her style is unabashedly whimsical, her execution exudes commercial appeal, attracting clothing companies Lululemon and Converse to commission and mass-produce her designs. Now, a one-of-a-kind partnership with Artslandia and Bedface will deliver Volo’s vision to two more venues: your bookcase and your bedroom. Bedface, an emerging local company that aims to “revolutionize the way people buy bedding,” is so taken with Volo’s Artslandia cover art that they’ve decided to make it available on bedsheets, custom-orderable in king and queen size. Volo relishes the prospect of “putting people in a beautiful world,” observing that when art makes it past your front door and into your home, its influence becomes more personal and subliminal. “Before we go to bed, the last thing we look at affects our dream state.” Could patterned sheets potentially have an influence? “They just might.” Either way, says Bedface Brand Director Lynnfield Mitchell, “Sleep is a third of your life. Why not make it as awesome as possible?” Growing up in Kazakhstan, a multicultural country that comprises peoples from all over Asia, Volo was aware of a lack of accessible art. Now, she sees any avenue to connect her art to others’ lives as a way to “feel inclusive and included in community.” Her inspiration for Artslandia’s cover design emerged from the “vibrant, energetic stories that take place in the performing arts” and the dreamlike beauty of Photos by Rob Trendiak.

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the West Coast. And Bedface has committed to endlessly customizing that vision for their customer. “We offer 28 million colour combinations,” says Mitchell. “It’s basically insane.” This partnership will be Bedface’s first artistic collaboration, but don’t expect it to be their last. The budding company has local roots with an international vision. As Bedface, Artslandia, and Volo converged off Granville and again at Lumin Concepts, our mutual excitement was palpable. Seeing Volo in her element and hearing about Bedface’s exciting vision assured us that this was a winning match—just one more testament to the collaborative, generous spirit we see every day in the Vancouver arts scene. We’re thrilled to help Ola Volo and Bedface achieve firsts in their respective fields, and we look forward to fostering more magical connections in the future! Until then, we will leave you with some wise words from Volo:

“WHEN YOU PUT ART UP, IT HAS SOMETHING TO GIVE. IF THERE’S NOTHING THERE, THERE’S NOTHING TO START A CONVERSATION.” .

Ola Volo’s cover art print is part of the Artslandia Collection at bedface.ca/artslandia.

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Artslandia and Bedface put our heads together with artist Ola Volo to translate her magazine cover into a duvet cover. Top (From left): Emily Bootle, Lynnfield Mitchell, Ola Volo, and Katrina Ketchum at Lumin Concepts.


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MUSIC | CHOR LEONI MEN'S CHOIR

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir VANCOUVER'S VANGUARD MALE VOCAL ENSEMBLE

“When the lights came up at the end of the piece to reveal their faces, the audience roared with approval.” THE PEAK

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n international choral summit for men’s voices, an inaugural national choral composition competition, the release of a new CD, and a program that honours the choir’s Scandinavian roots are just a few highlights of the 2016–17 season of Vancouver’s renowned Chor Leoni Men's Choir. Now in its third year, the Van/Man Male Choral Summit has expanded to two days and taken on an international flavor. “I am especially proud of the growth of our Van/Man,” says Artistic Director Erick Lichte. “We bring together over 400 male singers from the area, and this season, we’re also featuring the world-renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer.” The festival includes performances by Chor Leoni and their MYVoice youth choir, Chanticleer, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, and Iceland’s Karlakórinn Heimir. In February, Chor Leoni presents the winners of their inaugural Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4). Held in the intimate space of The Annex, C/4 offers an opportunity to hear the winning compositions, listen in as Lichte chats with the composers from the stage, enjoy a no-host bar, and mingle with the singers and composers.

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War/Poet novemBer 11, 2016 venue(s): West Vancouver United Church

& St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

cHristmas/cHor leoni decemBer 16–18, 2016 venue(s): West Vancouver United Church

& St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

c/4 FeBruarY 17, 2017 venue: The Annex

Bc/Baltica aPril 7–9, 2017

“The depth and breadth of Chor Leoni's offerings reflect our commitment to our audience and our community to bring the transformative power of male choral singing to as many people as we can,” states Lichte. Experience the singing lions for what promises to be a remarkable season!

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cHanticleer in concert aPril 21, 2017 summit concert aPril 22, 2017

cHor leoni idol maY 28, 2017

venue: The Blackbird Public House

manelY/Fun June 19 & 26, 2017 venue: Mainstage Theatre at

Bard on the Beach

Ryerson United Church & West Vancouver United Church

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BC/Baltica, the choir’s spring program, honours the long tradition of excellent Baltic and Scandinavian male choirs—a tradition that inspired Diane Loomer to found Chor Leoni in 1993. Stunning works by Rautavaara, Nystedt, and Ešenvalds illustrate the growth of male choral music in BC from the seeds of these Baltic masterpieces. Wandering Heart, the choir’s first recording under the direction of Lichte, features the premiere recording of the title work by Eriks Ešenvalds to the poetry of Leonard Cohen. Works by Morten Lauridsen, Kim André Arnesen, Felix Mendelssohn, and Paul Mealor round out this absolutely stunning collection.

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“Once again Chor Leoni provided pure musical delight. Their voices always manage to carry me to a wonderful space where everyday cares disappear.” MARIANNE BACCUS, AUDIENCE MEMBER


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MUSIC | COASTAL SOUND MUSIC ACADEMY

Coastal Sound Music Academy A JOYFUL COMMUNITY OF SINGERS, SMALL TO TALL

“The Canadian Chamber Choir is thrilled to be collaborating with Coastal Sound this season. Their dedication to inspiring performances truly enriches their community.” DR. JULIA DAVIDS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR

SEE AMID THE WINTER SNOW: CHRISTMAS WITH COASTAL SOUND DECEMBER 10, 2016 VENUE: New Westminster Christian

Reformed Church TIME: 7:30pm

Coastal Sound Youth Choir with guests DeCoro and Coastal Sound Children’s Choir

COMFORT & JOY DECEMBER 11, 2016 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Matinee concert features Con Brio, Con Bella, Children’s Choir; Evening concert features DeCoro and Children’s Choir with guests

SEASONS OF LIFE AND LANDSCAPE FEBRUARY 25, 2017 VENUE: Canadian Memorial Church TIME: 7:00pm

Canadian Chamber Choir with Coastal Sound Youth Choir, Coastal Sound Children’s Choir, and DeCoro

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hoirs. Re-imagined. Coastal Sound is making waves with powerful and innovative programming that brings together a broad range of traditional choral music, songs from around the world, indie rock, and more. Coastal Sound Music Academy offers seven holistic choral music education programs for singers as young as age 4 to adults of all ages. With an award-winning and nationally celebrated Youth Choir and a crackerjack Children’s Choir, Coastal Sound ensembles have earned a dynamic following in their 27 years. Joel Tranquilla has joined the artistic team and is eager to share his vibrancy and artistry with singers and audiences.

In December, the choirs offer family-friendly concerts of choral music to soothe, uplift, and inspire. Singing songs you love and songs you’re going to love—Bach to Lauridsen, Joni Mitchell to Imogen Heap—you’ll be grinning at the adorable youngsters, singing along exuberantly and revelling in glorious sound.

YOUTH CHOIR CONCERT JUNE 2017 VENUE: TBA TIME: 7:30pm

THE WILD IN YOU: O CANADA! JUNE 11, 2017 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: 7:00pm

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Diana Clark, artistic director WEB COASTALSOUNDMUSIC.COM TEL. 604.552.2762 TICKETS $10–$25 COASTALSOUNDMUSIC @COASTALSOUND TOP: Coastal Sound Youth Choir. BOTTOM: Coastal Sound Children’s Choir. Photos by Don Epp.

The Canadian Chamber Choir joins Coastal Sound in February for a made-in-Canada choral adventure! Music by established and emerging Canadian composers will evoke the forces of nature and seasonal moods. An eclectic selection of music from folk songs joins original works by Imant Raminsh, Jocelyn Morlock, and pieces from the choir’s Junonominated recording Sacred Reflections of Canada. A collaboration not to be missed! With performances throughout Metro Vancouver, you can be sure to find one close by. Keep in touch online for concert updates. Love to sing? Join Coastal Sound Music Academy!


ELEKTRA WOMEN’S CHOIR | MUSIC

Elektra Women’s Choir A WHOLEHEARTED CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S REPERTOIRE

“I am so impressed with what you have achieved at Elektra—what a jewel in Canada’s musical crown.” MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY

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he 50 voices of Elektra Women’s Choir have graced the Vancouver cultural scene with compelling performances of outstanding repertoire and memorable listening experiences for 30 years. Under Artistic Director Morna Edmundson, Elektra is recognized internationally for its artistic excellence and is one of just 24 choirs performing by invitation at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona in July 2017. Elektra rings in the holiday season in style with Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra. Guest artist and leading Canadian concert pianist, Jane Coop, brings her “spirited, musically sophisticated” artistry to this family-friendly program. Expect beloved Christmas melodies, new seasonal compositions, and a heart full of joy. For Elektra’s midseason concert, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and Elektra join forces in the pristine

Chan Centre acoustics for a compelling 30 th anniversary celebration on International Women’s Day. The program includes the Canadian premiere of hauntingly beautiful new arrangements of Armenian hymns by Serouj Kradjian written for Bayrakdarian, cello (played by Rebecca Wenham), and women’s voices. Bayrakdarian’s spellbinding voice has been heard on stages around the world in repertoire as diverse as baroque opera and contemporary music, including on the soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Elektra’s story over the years is inextricably linked with sharing great choral music through live concerts and recordings. Join us in May for Shining Light: A Celebration of Women Composers, including the premiere of a new work by Kathleen Allan.

CHEZ NOUS: CHRISTMAS WITH ELEKTRA NOVEMBER 26 & 27, 2016 VENUE(S): Ryerson United Church &

Good Shepherd Church Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3:00pm

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Guest artist, pianist Jane Coop

30 TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT MARCH 8, 2017 VENUE: Chan Centre for

the Performing Arts 8:00pm

TIME:

Guest artist, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian

EVENING WITH ELEKTRA: A 30 TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER APRIL 6, 2017 VENUE: Terminal City Club WEB ELEKTRA.CA TEL. 604.739.1255 TICKETS $15–$50 ELEKTRA WOMEN’S CHOIR @ELEKTRAYVR @ELEKTRAWOMEN TOP: Elektra Women’s Choir. BOTTOM: Co-founding Artistic Director Morna Edmundson with Elektra Women’s Choir. Photos by David Cooper.

SHINING LIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN COMPOSERS MAY 13, 2017 VENUE: Ryerson United Church TIME: 7:30pm

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MUSIC | FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC

Friends of Chamber Music CHAMBER MUSIC’S LONG-STANDING COMPANIONS

ESCHER QUARTET SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 TIME:

8:00pm

ISRAELI CHAMBER PROJECT OCTOBER 18, 2016 TIME:

8:00pm

A NIGHT IN VIENNA CMS STRING SEXTET NOVEMBER 13, 2016 TIME:

3:00pm

TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET DECEMBER 4, 2016 TIME:

“An admirable philosophy of quality over hype... at Friends of Chamber Music.”

3:00pm

VANCOUVER SUN

FAURÉ AND BRAHMS CMS PIANO QUARTET JANUARY 24, 2017 TIME:

8:00pm

PRAŽÁK QUARTET FEBRUARY 21, 2017 TIME:

8:00pm

PARISIAN ELEGANCE CMS PIANO & STRINGS MARCH 19, 2017 TIME:

3:00pm

EMERSON STRING QUARTET MARCH 26, 2017 TIME:

3:00pm

HAN FINCKEL SETZER TRIO APRIL 11, 2017 TIME:

3:00pm

REDEMPTION: MOZART & CMS CLARINET, PIANO AND STRINGS MAY 2, 2017 TIME:

8:00pm

VENUE (ALL): Vancouver Playhouse

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riends of Chamber Music brings the finest touring ensembles to Vancouver to play masterworks of chamber music for you. This “small group” music holds a special place in the hearts, minds, and ears of composers, musicians, and audiences alike. The connection and exchange between musicians and audience at these live concerts is transformative for both. Founded in 1948, the Friends present their 69th annual series at the intimate Vancouver Playhouse. Concertgoers can hear fresh takes on melodies composed by Haydn, Mozart’s sublime clarinet quintet, and monumental string quartets by Beethoven. Revel in elegant and touching works by Leclair, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, as well as the romantic sweep of Brahms and Grieg. Experience the lightness of Chausson, Fauré, Françaix, and Ravel, and then the modern dynamism and diverse sounds of Schoenberg, Bartók, Janáček, Schulhoff, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich. Performers include the multiple Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet, the celebrated Takács Quartet, the dynamic Han Finckel Setzer Trio, youthful Escher Quartet, polished Pražák Quartet, and passionate Israeli Chamber Project. The Friends also present other exciting and varied groups, including pianists Alessio Bax and Gloria Chen; clarinetist David Shifrin; violinists Ani Kavafian and Arnaud Sussman; violists Yura Lee, Richard O’Neill, and Matthew Lipman; and cellists Nicholas Canellakis and Paul Watkins. Each ensemble offers the audience a chance to hear musicians who blend their individual talents through discipline and training, allowing this extraordinary music to speak through them, yet each group with their own particular sound. Also, audiences can look forward to the 63rd annual Young Musicians Chamber Music Competition, a free public concert in spring 2017.

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WEB FRIENDSOFCHAMBERMUSIC.CA TEL. 604.722.1264 TICKETS $48 FCM VANCOUVER @FCMVANCOUVER TOP: Escher Quartet. Photo by Sophie Zhal. BOTTOM: Takács Quartet.


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MUSIC | GOOD NOISE VANCOUVER GOSPEL CHOIR

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir DYNAMIC VOCAL SOUND, WORLD-CLASS MUSICIANS

“They exuded joy and spontaneity...fully committed to communicating the joy and the passion of the message of the music...” MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY, VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SOMETHING TO TREASURE: A GOOD NOISE CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 9 & 10, 2016 VENUE: Christ Church Cathedral TIME: 7:30pm

DECEMBER 11, 2016 VENUE: Fraserview MB Church TIME: 3:00pm

SONGS OF LOUDEST PRAISE FEBRUARY 18, 2017 TIME:

9:00am–4:00pm

WORKSHOP

FEBRUARY 19, 2017 VENUE: Ryerson United Church TIME: 3:30pm

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he celebrated 90-voice Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir has been a significant part of the musical scene in Vancouver for well over a decade, sharing its signature sound with enthusiastic and devoted audiences. From sold-out concerts to performing with acclaimed artists such as Barbra Streisand, David Foster, Holly Cole, and Josh Groban, Good Noise brings its unique and powerful energy to each and every concert. Artistic Director Gail Suderman has programmed a concert season that promises to thrill gospel music enthusiasts. We welcome the return of a beloved seasonal tradition with Something To Treasure—A Good Noise Christmas, featuring spirited gospelinfused Christmas songs and carols, along with an added treat: new vocal ensemble, The Alumni Project, will perform as guest artists. This group of 16 singers,

CONCERT

SOUL GOSPEL TWO! JUNE 3, 2017 VENUE: Christ Church Cathedral TIME: 3:00pm & 7:30pm

“Raised the roof and brought the house down with Good News music.” —Fred Lee, Vancouver Courier

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WEB GOODNOISEVGC.COM INFO@GOODNOISEVGC.COM TICKETS $10–$25 BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM GOODNOISEVGC TOP: Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir. Photo by Brice Ferré. BOTTOM: Gail Suderman and Good Noise Band. Photo by Lindsey Buchholz.

who have taken their love of singing as high school students to a whole new level as adults, will enchant audiences with their jazz, gospel, and mainstream music stylings. The popular annual gospel music workshop and concert weekend, Songs of Loudest Praise, returns during Black History Month. Good Noise will welcome enthusiastic community members to join the choir for an inspiring weekend of exhilarating gospel music education that culminates in a concert performance as the 150-voice Hallelujah Praise Mass Gospel Choir. Soul Gospel Two! wraps up the season and features renowned soul and gospel singer Warren Dean Flandez in a tribute to the men of the genre. Along with Flandez, Good Noise will bring to the stage the jubilant sounds of the soul and gospel music traditions.


PHOENIX CHAMBER CHOIR | DANCE MUSIC

Phoenix Chamber Choir OUR AWARD-WINNING, ECLECTIC CHORAL ENSEMBLE

“The Phoenix Choir under their brilliant director, Graeme Langager, is simply one of Canada’s finest choral experiences. It’s been my pleasure to enjoy them as a conductor and as an audience member—not to be missed.” MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY

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ancouver’s award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir is proud to present Heart & Home, their dynamic and heartwarming 34th season. Heart & Home is a celebration of those things they hold dear—lives and loves, relationships, and communities—and those places where they feel most at “home.” The season begins with The Passing of the Year, featuring two of this generation’s leading choral composers: Jonathan Dove, one of Britain’s most innovative living composers, and Jake Runestad, a rising star in the American choral scene. The title work is Dove’s extended composition for double choir and piano, and Phoenix is thrilled to collaborate once again with celebrated Canadian pianist Terence Dawson. Jake Runestad will join this concert for the Canadian premiere performance of his Let My Love Be Heard. Phoenix’s annual Christmas concert is a must-see event for Vancouver audiences. This year’s holiday show, Christmas Joys, offers a gorgeous selection of brand-new Christmas music, as well as a few timeless favourites. This concert sells out year after year; get your tickets early! Phoenix also has some special events to fuel your anticipation. In the spring, they will present From Our Hearts to Yours, an audience appreciation concert carefully crafted with selections from the group’s best-loved repertoire and held at Vancouver’s historic Heritage Hall. In addition, they will continue to support new music by young Canadian composers

by hosting a reading session, and they will mentor high school choristers and educators in two outreach events. The final concert of the 34th season is titled Coming Home. This themed concert will feature selections that consider the concept and meaning of “home.” Last but not least, Phoenix has been busy recording—keep your eyes peeled for new CD releases throughout the season!

THE PASSING OF THE YEAR OCTOBER 30, 2016 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts TIME: 2:30pm VENUE:

CHRISTMAS JOYS DECEMBER 4, 2016 VENUE: Ryerson United Church TIME: 7:30pm

FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS MARCH 24, 2017 VENUE: Heritage Hall TIME: 7:30pm

COMING HOME MAY 6, 2017 VENUE: Ryerson United Church TIME: 7:30pm

WEB PHOENIXCHOIR.COM TEL. 604.757.0389 TICKETS $5–$30 PHOENIX CHAMBER CHOIR @PHOENIXCHOIR TOP AND BOTTOM: Phoenix Chamber Choir at Podium, 2016. Photos by Kelly Skinner.

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MUSIC | VANCOUVER INTER-CULTURAL ORCHESTRA

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra UNIQUE IN THE WORLD AND UNIQUELY CANADIAN

“The United Nations of music.” CBC RADIO

BAMBOO: VIETNAMESE & INTERCULTURAL FUSIONS NOVEMBER 12, 2016 VENUE: The Annex TIME: 8:00pm

SOUNDS GLOBAL IN SURREY FEBRUARY 26, 2017 VENUE: Surrey Arts Centre TIME: 8:00pm

GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL: HANDS ON JUNE 5–12, 2017 VENUE(S): Various

A celebration of intercultural percussion music

VICO SUMMER ACADEMY JUNE 19–30, 2017 VENUE: Capilano University

CANADA 150 CONCERT JULY 1, 2017 VENUE: BlueShore Centre for the

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he Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra is a professional concert orchestra devoted to performing intercultural music on a grand scale. Founded in 2001, it is the only ensemble of its kind in Canada and one of a mere handful in the world. What’s “intercultural music,” you ask? It’s music that transcends boundaries: cultural, social, political, and geographical. The VICO proudly describes itself as the Canadian cultural mosaic in musical form. Violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, and clarinet share the stage with the Chinese erhu, sanxian, pipa, zheng, sheng, and dizi; the Persian santur and kamanche; the Arabic oud; the Vietnamese dan bau and dan tranh; the Japanese sho, shakuhachi, and koto; plus many more. The VICO commissions groundbreaking composers to write for unique configurations of these instruments. Since its inception, the ensemble has developed and presented over 50 new works. The VICO brings together a truly diverse group of artists and administrators who are not only talented in their practice but also creative, flexible, and willing to work unusually hard at communicating across cultural and stylistic differences. In 2016–17, the VICO celebrates its 15th season with a smorgasbord of concerts, chamber recitals, workshops for musicians and composers, free educational presentations, acclaimed guest soloists from Vietnam, China, Iran, and more. Audiences will experience Canadian music that is both rooted in ancient traditions and excitingly fresh to the ear—music that draws on the poetic best of many cultures, and builds bridges of imagination and communication between them.

WEB VI-CO.ORG TICKETS $15-$30 VANCOUVER INTERCULTURAL ORCHESTRA VICOVIDEO1 @VICORCHESTRA TOP: VICO with conductor Jin Zhang. BOTTOM: Bic Ngoc Hoang and her dan bau. Photos by Robin Wong.


VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC | MUSIC

Vancouver New Music PROGRESSIVE AND OUTSTANDING SONIC ART

“Fans of unique sounds will find plenty to love.” EXCLAIM!

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ach year, Vancouver New Music lives up to their name by bringing a mix of outstanding local, national, and international new music artists to Vancouver. The 2016–17 season offers a concert series, festival, and free community events spanning sonic territories that range from quirky to sublime. This year’s festival, Mechanical Music, showcases artists from Vancouver and beyond who harness the sound-making potential of machines: pinball games, circuit-bent and invented instruments, custom-built audio hardware, and even a weaving loom! Featuring performances by Lucas Abela, Adam Basanta, Anne-F Jacques, Koka Nikoladze, Tristan Perich, George Rahi, Jocelyn Robert, Kelly Ruth, Sabrina Schroeder, and the premiere of a new work by Peter Hannan and Camille Hesketh, this festival promises to be a fun feast for the ears and eyes! In November, VNM welcomes Andrea Young’s EXO/ENDO. The Los Angeles-based trio explores

the dynamic relationship between voice and technology, focusing on the release and absorption of energy through sound with sound as the furnace and the fuel for expressions of internal desire or external wrath. In February, exquisite Norwegian sextet Nordic Voices brings us a completely new program of choral works by Gavin Bryars, Thoresen, Maja Ratkje, and Cecilie Ore. Making its Vancouver debut, New York’s celebrated Talea Ensemble will premiere a new work by Canadian composer Stefan Meyer. Mantra Percussion returns to Vancouver to close the 2016–17 season. Lauded by The New York Times for their “hypnotic intensity,” Mantra will premiere a brand-new piece by Montreal-based composer Paul Dolden.

VENUE: The Annex TIME: Thu–Sat 8:00pm; Pre-show talk

7:15pm

VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

ANDREA YOUNG: EXO/ENDO NOVEMBER 19, 2016 VENUE: The Annex TIME: 8:00pm; Pre-show talk 7:15pm

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NORDIC VOICES FEBRUARY 18, 2017 VENUE: The Annex TIME: 8:00pm; Pre-show talk 7:15pm

NORWAY

TALEA ENSEMBLE MARCH 11, 2017 VENUE: The Annex TIME: 8:00pm; Pre-show talk 7:15pm

NEW YORK

MANTRA PERCUSSION APRIL 8, 2017 VENUE: The Annex TIME: 8:00pm; Pre-show talk 7:15pm

NEW YORK WEB NEWMUSIC.ORG TEL. 604.633.0861 BOX OFFICE 1.800.838.3006 TICKETS $15-$35 VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC VANNEWMUSIC

SOUNDWALKS SEPTEMBER 25 & OCTOBER 2, 2016 APRIL 2 & 9, 2017

TOP: Andrea Young: EXO/ENDO. BOTTOM: Koka Nikoladze, Beat Machine. Photo by Koka Nikoladze.

VENUE: Various outdoor locations TBA TIME: 2:00pm

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MUSIC | VANCOUVER OPERA

Vancouver Opera INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONALLY LAUDED OPERAS

“Contemporary opera is alive and thriving at Vancouver Opera.” VANCOUVER SUN

HANSEL AND GRETEL NOVEMBER 24– DECEMBER 11, 2016 VENUE:

Vancouver Playhouse

By Engelbert Humperdinck

MACBETH JANUARY 16–21, 2017 VENUE:

Vancouver Playhouse

By Giuseppe Verdi and Fabrizio Cassol; Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre

OTELLO APRIL 28–MAY 6, 2017 VENUE:

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

By Giuseppe Verdi VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

DEAD MAN WALKING APRIL 29–MAY 7, 2017 VENUE:

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he 2016-17 Vancouver Opera Season is the first under the venerable company’s bold, new format, centred on the inaugural three-week Vancouver Opera Festival in 2017.

produces Verdi’s sumptuous and monumental work, Otello. The passionate Italian tragedy features Erin Wall as Desdemona, Gregory Dahl as Iago, and Clifton Forbis as Otello.

The season starts with a new family-friendly production of Hansel and Gretel in late fall, featuring ingenious set and costume design by Old Trout Puppet Workshop. In January, VO teams up with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre to co-present a remarkable adaptation of Verdi’s Macbeth created by South Africa’s Third World Bunfight.

Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s modern masterpiece, Dead Man Walking, based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean and the famous film, shines with extraordinary musical depth and colour in this Vancouver premiere. Sister Prejean herself will appear at the Festival to offer insights into her life’s work on behalf of prisoners.

The inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, from April 28 to May 18, offers a three-week immersive celebration of the best in opera and vocal art for all ages and interests: masterclasses, a choral extravaganza, nights of music by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, opera happy hours, galas, workshops, and much more! At the core of the Festival are three stunning opera productions. For the first time in 36 years, VO

By Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO APRIL 30–MAY 18, 2017 VENUE:

Vancouver Playhouse

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

“Vancouver Opera has another hit in its recent string of mustsee productions.” —Vancouver Sun

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WEB VANCOUVEROPERA.CA TEL. 604.683.0222 TICKETS $25-$165 VANCOUVER OPERA @VANCOUVEROPERA TOP: Owen Metsileng as Macbeth. BOTTOM: Nobulumko Mngxekeza as Lady Macbeth and Owen Metsileng as Macbeth. Photos by Nicky Newman.

The third mainstage opera at the Festival is Mozart’s exquisitely light-hearted expression of love and forgiveness, The Marriage of Figaro, in an intimate setting featuring cutting-edge costumes by hot Canadian fashion designer Sid Neigum.


VANCOUVER RECITAL SOCIETY | MUSIC

“The Vancouver Recital Society has built a great reputation over the years, presenting a balance of wonderfully seasoned veterans and inspiring young artists.” YO-YO MA, CELLIST

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elcome to the Vancouver Recital Society’s 37th season, brimming with an array of remarkable musicians from around the globe. Whether at the start of their careers or the top of the classical charts, they share two things: all are immensely gifted and delighted to play for Vancouver audiences. In this 2016–17 season, we have some exciting ‘firsts’ to look forward to, starting with classical accordionist from Latvia Ksenija Sidorova. In November, the irrepressible, ‘much-more-than-a-mezzo’ Joyce DiDonato will make her Vancouver debut with the period instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro at the Orpheum Theatre. Additionally, two exciting young musicians, who enjoyed sold-out VRS performances in the past two years, will be returning to the stage but this time with chamber music ensembles. Other “firsts” include a weekend “Winterlude” retreat in January—again with two exceptional musicians who’ve previously won the hearts of audiences—and the VRS’s first dual vocal recital as part of the Peak Performances Series at the Playhouse. The Classic Afternoons at the Chan Centre Series, which they are calling PIANISSIMO for good reason, will be an absolute dream for pianophiles. Finally, some extraordinary young musicians will appear on the VRS stage for the very first time as part of the Edwina and Paul Heller Next Generation Series at the Playhouse. The best of the best in your own backyard, Vancouver!

Vancouver Recital Society UNPARALLELED MUSIC IN INTIMATE RECITAL SETTINGS

KSENIJA SIDOROVA, ACCORDION SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 DANISH STRING QUARTET OCTOBER 19, 2016 ISTVÁN VÁRDAI, CELLO OCTOBER 30, 2016 ANNA FEDOROVA, PIANO NOVEMBER 6, 2016 BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV, PIANO NOVEMBER 13, 2016 JOYCE DIDONATO, MEZZOSOPRANO, WITH IL POMO D’ORO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER 30, 2016

WEB VANRECITAL.COM TEL. 604.602.0363 TICKETS $25–$250 VANCOUVER RECITAL SOCIETY @VANRECITAL COMPLETE LIST OF VENUES AND TIMES ONLINE TOP: Danish Quartet. Photo by Caroline Bittencourt. BOTTOM: Ksenija Sidorova.

DOVER STRING QUARTET WITH AVI AVITAL, MANDOLIN FEBRUARY 19, 2017 BENJAMIN BEILMAN, VIOLIN FEBRUARY 26, 2017 HARRIET KRIJGH, CELLO SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 FLORIAN BOESCH & MIAH PERSSON WITH MALCOLM MARTINEAU, PIANO MARCH 16, 2017 PAUL LEWIS, PIANO MARCH 19, 2017 MILOŠ: BACH TO BEATLES MARCH 23, 2017

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS, CELLO JANUARY 21, 2017

MURRAY PERAHIA, PIANO APRIL 23, 2017

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV, PIANO JANUARY 22, 2017

JAVIER PERIANES, PIANO MAY 4, 2017

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS, CELLO & ALEXANDER MELNIKOV, PIANO JANUARY 22, 2017

BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, PIANO MAY 7, 2017

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MUSIC | VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra OUR FOREMOST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“The VSO, under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, displayed...fastidious brilliance from start to finish.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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HOLIDAY FAVOURITES

VERDI REQUIEM NOVEMBER 12 & 14, 2016

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 8–18, 2016

EMANUEL AX WITH THE VSO JANUARY 18, 2017

VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS DECEMBER 16 & 17, 2016

GARRICK OHLSSON PLAYS BRAHMS FEBRUARY 24 & 25, 2017

FOR EVERY TASTE

VSO SPRING FESTIVAL: A BRITISH FANTASY APRIL 22–MAY 1, 2017 FRENCH ROMANTICS MAY 6 & 8, 2017 BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 3, EROICA JUNE 3, 2017 THE TITAN: VSO SEASON FINALE JUNE 10–12, 2017

“...the entire orchestra delivered [a] very difficult work with ease and dexterity.” —The Georgia Straight

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RETURN TO THE COTTON CLUB OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2016 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2016 SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL FEBRUARY 10 & 11, 2017

ounded in 1919, the Grammy and Juno Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most active and successful performing arts institutions. The VSO, led by Music Director Bramwell Tovey, performs over 150 concerts per season to an annual audience of over 260,000 people at the historic Orpheum Theatre and numerous additional venues throughout Metro Vancouver. The VSO maintains extensive education and community programs experienced by over 50,000 children each year. The VSO School of Music, opened in 2011, is a state-of-the-art community music school located beside the Orpheum Theatre. The School’s exclusive association with the VSO offers unparalleled opportunities to begin, strengthen, and enhance students’ experience of music, including masterclasses with renowned international guest artists. Launched in 2015, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler mentors 120 of the best young musicians from around the world each summer in one of our region’s most breathtaking locations. The 2016–2017 season marks the 98th anniversary of the VSO and features performances by Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Alessio Bax, Baiba Skride, Simone Lamsma, Byron Stripling, and Ellis Hall among a great line-up of classical and contemporary guest artists and repertoire. The season includes classical masterpieces, Pops concerts, matinees, family-friendly performances, and several special events. The VSO Spring Festival returns for 2017 with a focus on great British composers and their most famous works, and the VSO New Music Festival joins the Canada 150 celebrations in 2017 with a wealth of homegrown talent and distinguished visiting composers.

KIDS KONCERTS: INSPECTOR TOVEY MARCH 12, 2017 THE MAMBO KINGS, IN HOT LATIN NIGHTS! MARCH 17 & 18, 2017 E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL MAY 10 & 11, 2017

WEB VANCOUVERSYMPHONY.CA TEL. 604.876.3434 TICKETS $25–$90 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @VSORCHESTRA COMPLETE LIST OF VENUES AND TIMES ONLINE TOP AND BOTTOM: Bramwell Tovey with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Photos by The Notice Group.


VANCOUVER YOUTH CHOIR | MUSIC

Vancouver Youth Choir HEARTFELT AND AUTHENTIC MUSIC-MAKING

“One of the most important new choral initiatives in this region during the last decade.” JON WASHBURN, VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR

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he Vancouver Youth Choir is the Lower Mainland’s newest choral organization for children and youth, providing a space for beginning to advanced young singers to develop their artistry in a creative and supportive community. Founded in 2013 by Carrie Tennant, the choir originally included just 30 singers aged 14–23. It has since grown to include 140 singers in three separate choral levels: VYC Kids (grades 3–6), VYC Junior (grades 7–10), and the Vancouver Youth Choir (ages 15–24). All are young, talented, and incredibly dedicated, passionate, and joyful about their music-making. In the brief space of three years, VYC has established itself as a force to be reckoned with on the Canadian choral scene. Known for their hear tfelt and authentic performances, the choir has already built a loyal local and international following. In 2015, VYC placed second in the National Competition for Amateur Choirs and went on to represent Canada at the International Choral Festival in Missoula, Montana in 2016. For the past three years, VYC has been featured at the Cantando Festival, performing and leading workshops for over 1,500 high school students. Now entering their fourth season, VYC looks forward to continuing as an Associate Choir with the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

From engineering students to young writers and future chefs, the singers of Vancouver Youth Choir are united by their love of the choral art form and their desire to contribute to their communities.

A FAMILY CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 3, 2016

This season, the Vancouver Youth Choir looks forward to three concerts. A Family Christmas will feature the old and new music of winter and the holidays, highlighting the many definitions of “family” that exist for their singers. In Shelter, the choirs will examine aspects of community, compassion, and what it means to create and maintain “shelter” for one another. The VYC season wraps up with Light of Mine, a celebration of diversity and collaboration.

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VENUE: Canadian Memorial

United Church 3:00pm & 7:30pm

SHELTER MARCH 4, 2017 VENUE: Christ Church Cathedral TIME: 3:00pm & 7:30pm

LIGHT OF MINE JUNE 3, 2017

VENUE: St John’s Shaughnessy

Anglican Church 3:00pm & 7:30pm

TIME:

WEB VANCOUVERYOUTHCHOIR.COM TEL. 778.871.0616 TICKETS $10–$25 VANCOUVER YOUTH CHOIR @VANYOUTHCHOIR @VANCOUVERYOUTHCHOIR TOP: Vancouver Youth Choir. BOTTOM: VYC Kids. Photos by Angela Hubbard.

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DRAMATIC DISHES

From braising beautifully to plating creatively, being a chef takes a certain artistic knack— but few Vancouver chefs have as much art cred as Juniper’s Sarah Stewart.

his former OCAD student and Art Gallery of Ontario chef uses art theory to support her cooking craft every day. Like many artists, her work also carries political implications. And what’s big in food politics right now? “The pulse.” For the uninitiated, a “pulse” is the type of legume that’s dried for storage and then rehydrated as it cooks (for example, the lentil or split pea). And this year, the politics of the pulse are pressing: citing dietary benefits and the crops’ soilsustaining properties, the U.N. backed an initiative that deemed these vegetables a preferred source of protein and other essential nutrients for the world’s swelling population. What’s more, they’ve formally declared 2016 the “International Year of Pulses.”

Chef Sarah Stewart

The Year of the Pul se

On A Roll Juniper chef Sarah Stewart brings a succulent staple—the cabbage roll—up to date. BY CHARLOTTE PRIEST & A.L. ADAMS PHOTOS BY ROB TRENDIAK

Sarah’s lentil-centric cabbage rolls at Juniper are just as savoury and succulent as your grandmother’s classic beef-stuffed recipe. Featuring Saskatchewan-grown black lentils and onion jus—both vegan and gluten-free—they’ve become a menu favourite. By encouraging the “support of local agriculture, as well as protein that isn’t sourced from animals,” Juniper’s cabbage roll gives us a taste of a sustainable future. Sarah brings the same open approach to her kitchen staff as she does to her ingredients. Waiving a strict hierarchy, she encourages souschefs and others to invent menu ideas. Juniper’s atmosphere, already playfully decorated with copper filigree and beech wood tables, is abuzz with the youthful energy of a cooperative, creative staff—as Sarah puts it, “a weird rag-tag bunch of geeky hooligans in my kitchen.” Is that what makes Juniper the perfect pre-theatre stop? Hard to say. Either way, big thanks to Sarah Stewart and Juniper for showing us a delicious new way to “take our pulse.” . JUNIPER KITCHEN & BAR, 185 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC junipervancouver.com

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YIELDS 4 SERVINGS

JUNIPER

with onion jus & toasted nuts and seeds

VANCOIUVER, BC

BLACK LENTIL CABBAGE ROLLS

CHEF SARAH STEWART

This recipe is a take on the classic cabbage roll, made vegan and gluten-free with locally sourced lentils to accommodate a wide variety of dietary choices. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil, onion, garlic, celery, and carrot. Cook until onions are translucent. Add thyme. Turn heat to low, then add the lentils and 1½ cups vegetable stock. Mix well over low heat. Remove from heat, then finish by seasoning with sherry vinegar, remaining herbs, and salt.

CABBAGE ROLLS 3 teaspoons sunflower oil or other healthy oil for frying 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium carrot, finely diced

2. Remove core from cabbage. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cover and cook cabbage for 5 minutes or until leaves have softened. Peel off the larger outer leaves one at a time; remove any remaining pieces of the core that will be too tough to roll and chill the desired leaves in ice water. You’ll need 6–8 good-sized leaves. Set aside the remaining leaves. When the filling and leaves are complete, place ½ cup of filling in the centre of each leaf. Fold the sides to cup the filling, then roll to create a little package. Your rolls may vary in size and shape, as all cabbage leaves are unique.

2 ribs celery, finely diced

3. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, caramelize onions. Add thyme, rosemary, and chili flakes. When onions are uniformly golden brown and aromatically sweet, deglaze with the wine. Add the vegetable stock, then continue to cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Transfer to blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste. Reserve for garnish

Two 2-pound heads savoy or green cabbage

4. Line an oven-safe baking dish with the unused cabbage leaves and place the stuffed rolls on top. Add remaining ½ cup vegetable stock to the baking dish as well. Cover with more cabbage leaves, tinfoil, or parchment. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until the rolls are hot all the way through. Top with heated onion sauce, then garnish with toasted nuts and seeds for added protein, taste, and texture! Serve with your choice of seasonal vegetables.

2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, stems removed and finely chopped

Have fun! Be creative and try using different grains, vegetables, and flavourings to create exciting seasonal versions of the same dish!

Complementary seasonal vegetable side dish.

1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, stems removed and finely chopped 3 cups cooked black lentils 2 cups vegetable stock (divided) 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons fresh dill, finely chopped 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, stems removed and finely chopped Pinch of salt

ONION JUS 2 medium onions, halved and sliced thin 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, stems removed and finely chopped

1 pinch dried chili flakes ¾ cup dry white wine 1½ cups vegetable stock Salt and pepper to taste

GARNISH 1 cup nuts and seeds, toasted

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BALLET BC | DANCE

Ballet BC BOLD AND INNOVATIVE CONTEMPORARY BALLET

PROGRAM 1 NOVEMBER 3–5, 2016 VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre TIME: 8:00pm

Choreography by Cayetano Soto

PROGRAM 2 MARCH 16–18, 2017 VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre TIME: 8:00pm

Choreography by Company 605, Crystal Pite, Lesley Telford, and Wen Wei Wang

PROGRAM 3 MAY 11–13, 2017 VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre TIME: 8:00pm

Choreography by Emanuel Gat, Emily Molnar, and Ohad Naharin

“…cultivating a new landscape of ballet…” THE DANCE CURRENT

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allet BC’s 2016–17 season marks its 31 st anniversary with a bold and innovative program of Canadian and world premieres by choreographers and collaborating artists that demonstrates tremendous breadth and depth of artistic vision. The 2016–17 season opens in November with a full evening of works by Ballet BC resident choreographer, Cayetano Soto, who is one of the most vibrant voices of contemporary ballet in the world. At the forefront of this performance is Soto’s unique range of creativity and originality. To celebrate the December holidays, Ballet BC presents Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s uniquely Canadian retelling of the beloved classic, Nutcracker. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, this heart-warming ballet is full of surprises, including traditional Canadian scenes such as a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. In March, the company celebrates the 150 th anniversary of Canada with four distinctive voices of contemporary dance in Vancouver: Company 605, Lesley Telford, Wen Wei Wang, and Crystal Pite. The season closes in May with a thrilling triple bill featuring a world premiere by Israeli-born Emanuel Gat, a new work created by Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar for the National Arts Centre’s prestigious dance series, and Minus 16 by

iconic choreographer Ohad Naharin, a masterwork that has been thriving on the world stage for years. “As Artistic Director now entering my eighth season, I feel an enormous sense of pride and gratitude,” says Molnar. “Where we are today is a result of a passionate collective effort that has transformed the company from the inside out, creating a close and meaningful conversation with our audience, donors, sponsors, and the broader community. With a sense of curiosity and dedication, it is my vision that we cultivate a presence and relevance for dance in society and that Ballet BC’s distinctive style continues to captivate audiences both at home and abroad.”

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET’S NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 8–11, 2016 VENUE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre TIME: Thu–Sat 7:30pm; Sat &

Sun 2:00pm

“This superb contemporary ballet company…is packed with charismatic dancers performing at full-strength.” —The Boston Globe

“…a highly original dance language, f luid and complex… exhilarating to watch.” —Dance Europe

WEB BALLETBC.COM TEL. 604.732.5003 TICKETS $30–$120 @BALLETBC TOP: Rite, 2016. Ballet BC dancers Tara Williamson and Darren Devaney. BOTTOM: Ballet BC dancer Peter Smida. Photos by Michael Slobodian.

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DANCE | CATCHINGART

CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre COMPANY EXPERIENCE FOR ASPIRANT DANCERS

“We are honoured to work with Pro Arté’s CatchingART to carry the torch of live dance and live music into the future.” CLYDE MITCHELL, MUSIC DIRECTOR, LIONS GATE SINFONIA

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CATCHINGART PLATFORM PERFORMANCE SERIES NOVEMBER 19 & 23, 2016 Sat Kay Meek Centre; Wed Roundhouse Community Centre TIME: 7:30pm VENUE(S):

Choreography by Andrea Pena, Candice Michelle Franklin, Andrea Downie, Stephana Arnold, and Astrid Sherman

PANDORA’S VOX & ESPIRITU VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2016 VENUE: Kay Meek Centre TIME: Fri 8:00pm; Sat 2:00pm & 7:30pm

YOUTH 4 YULE DECEMBER 11, 2016 VENUE: Kay Meek Centre TIME: 7:30pm

With the Lions Gate Sinfonia Youth Orchestra

SPRING AT LAST APRIL 22, 2017 VENUE: Centennial Theatre TIME: 7:30pm

Chopin’s Les Sylphides and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony with the Lions Gate Sinfonia

EUROPEAN AUDITION TOUR MARCH–APRIL 2017 PRO ARTÉ GALA MAY 19, 2017 VENUE: Kay Meek Centre TIME: 7:30pm

Choreography by Astrid Sherman, Stephana Arnold, Tania Brossoit, Alicia Bruce, and Kim Dixon

WEB CATCHINGART.CA TEL. 604.984.2783 TICKETS $20 & UP CATCHINGART CONTEMPORARY BALLET THEATRE @CATCHINGARTISTS TOP: CatchingART with Cordei (2015). BOTTOM: CatchingART (2015). Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin. Photos by Pamela Joe McFarlane.

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“One cannot help but be impressed – not only by the technical ability of these young dancers – but by the emotional maturity that brings the audience to tears and in the next breath, to laughter.” — Audience Member

platform for young, emerging Canadian dancers who aspire to a professional career, Pro Arté Centre’s CatchingART is committed to creating and nurturing leaders within the newest generation of Canadian dancers. CatchingART provides priceless learning opportunities with exposure to a professional’s world. Eight promising 16 to 19-year-olds pursuing a career in dance are selected to be part of CatchingART each year and receive a partial training subsidy sponsored by The Platform Society. Former members are now representing the best Canadian dance talent with renowned national and international professional dance companies. Last season saw CatchingART at over 40 community performances, with various orchestras and professional groups such as the Lions Gate Sinfonia, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Pandoras Vox, Cordei, and the Plastic Acid Orchestra. The company joined the celebration for the Vancouver Aquarium’s 60 th anniversary, did outreach with Education without Borders (EwB), and raised funds for dance training and scholarships for marginalized children in South Africa. CatchingART gives young dancers rare opportunities to perform newly choreographed works, dance in front of large audiences with live musicians and full orchestras, and contribute to charitable, educational, and outreach events. A strid Sherman, ar tistic director, is excited about creating a new performance for schools in 2016–17 to foster education and communication for combating bullying by using the powerful language of dance. “We have an incredible opportunity to be a voice and catalyst for change by using dance to make positive social comments.” With a repertoire ranging from classical to modern, from the poignant to the exuberant, from pure joy to social commentary, CatchingART will enlighten your mind, steal your heart, and make you a lover of dance forever!


THE DANCE CENTRE | DANCE

The Dance Centre BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CENTRE FOR DANCE

GLOBAL DANCE CONNECTIONS CONTEMPORARY DANCE NOAM GAGNON | VISION IMPURE OCTOBER 20–22, 2016 JAN MARTENS JANUARY 18–20, 2017 ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI FEBRUARY 2–4, 2017 TARA CHEYENNE PERFORMANCE & SILVIA GRIBAUDI FEBRUARY 16–18, 2017 KINESIS DANCE SOMATHEATRO MARCH 1–4, 2017 ZAB MABOUNGOU | COMPAGNIE DANSE NYATA NYATA APRIL 6–8, 2017

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rom cutting edge contemporary works to the rich traditions of dances from diverse cultures, The Dance Centre is dedicated to the development of the art of dance in British Columbia in all its expressions and forms. The scope of our work is unparalleled in WESTENDER Canadian dance, encompassing resources and programs that support the professional development of dance creators, as well as public performances and events that inspire, stimulate, and entertain audiences. Our beautiful building, Scotiabank Dance Centre, is regarded as Canada’s flagship dance facility and is a hub of activity, drawing thousands of people every year.

“A creative home for artists of all stripes.”

In our 2016–17 season, the Global Dance Connections series features boundary-busting contemporary dance from local and international companies. Innovative Vancouver choreographers including Noam Gagnon, Lesley Telford, and Wen Wei Wang premiere new works, and Tara Cheyenne Performance’s exciting collaboration with Italian performer Silvia Gribaudi is co-presented with the Chutzpah! Festival. Kinesis Dance somatheatro celebrates its 30th anniversary with a creation presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival. From overseas, Belgium’s Jan Martens and Italy’s Alessandro Sciarroni are featured with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, in addition to Montreal’s contemporary African dance pioneer Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata. The popular Discover Dance! noon hour series presents dance from many cultures in a fun and accessible format, with a lineup including flamenco, Bollywood, aerial, ballet, and more; and our annual Open House and International Dance Day events offer further opportunities to explore and experience dance.

LESLEY TELFORD APRIL 20–22, 2017 WEN WEI DANCE MAY 25–27, 2017 DISCOVER DANCE! NOON HOUR SERIES SEPTEMBER 2016– APRIL 2017 Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz, Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble, the response., Grupo America, Aeriosa, Goh Ballet

EVENTS WEB THEDANCECENTRE.CA TEL. 604.606.6400 TICKETS $14–$36 THEDANCECENTRE @DANCECENTRE THEDANCECENTREBC ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE; COMPLETE LIST OF TIMES ONLINE TOP: Mozongi. Zab Maboungou | Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata. Photo by Kevin Calixte. BOTTOM: In Penumbra. Kinesis Dance somatheatro. Photo by Chris Randle.

SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY APRIL 29, 2017 “We love watching live dance in your space. There’s an intimacy you don’t feel at other venues.” —Audience Member

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DANCE | DANCEHOUSE

DanceHouse VANCOUVER’S LINK TO THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE WORLD

“This is the cutting edge, folks–proof that dance can speak powerfully to the here and now.” JANET SMITH, THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

JESSICA LANG DANCE OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2016 VENUE: Vancouver Playhouse TIME: 8:00pm, Pre-show talk 7:15pm

Mixed repertoire USA

BJM (LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL) FEBRUARY 24 & 25, 2017 VENUE: Vancouver Playhouse TIME: 8:00pm, Pre-show talk 7:15pm

Works by Foniadakis, Galili and Pederneiras MONTREAL

COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI APRIL 7 & 8, 2017 VENUE: Vancouver Playhouse TIME: 8:00pm, Pre-show talk 7:15pm

What the Day Owes to the Night (Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit) FRANCE

WEB DANCEHOUSE.CA TEL. 604.801.6225 TICKETS $35–$70 DANCEHOUSE VANCOUVER @DANCEHOUSE_VAN TOP: Jessica Lang Dance. The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II ). Photo by Takao Komaru. BOTTOM: Compagnie Hervé Koubi. What The Day Owes to the Night (Ce Que le Jour Doit à la Nuit). Photo by Nelson Romero Valarez.

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ollowing on the heels of a season of rave reviews and record-breaking, sold-out performances, DanceHouse continues with their dedication to bringing the best in dance to Vancouver. Presenting cutting-edge and engaging work from internationally renowned companies, the 2016–17 three-show season includes two Canadian debuts and the return of Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM). New York City’s Jessica Lang Dance has become one of the most respected and acclaimed American dance troupes for works that are both genuinely moving and visually arresting. The company makes their Canadian debut in Vancouver this October with a program of mixed repertoire that includes their latest work—The Thousand Yard Stare. This piece for nine dancers, set to Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132, honours those affected by war. Last presented by DanceHouse in 2013, BJM returns in February 2017 with a triple bill. Rouge, choreographed by Rodrigo Pederneiras (Artistic Director of Brazil’s Groupo Corpo), is an ode to resilience and a tribute to indigenous peoples and their musical and cultural legacy. For Kosmos, Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis finds the beauty in movements of crowds, moments of agitation, and the hustle and bustle of the city. In Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili’s Mono Lisa, two dancers execute incredible acrobatics in a factory-like atmosphere filled with sounds and visions of iron and steel. Closing out the season, 12 Algerian and Burkina Faso dancers, mostly coming from street dance and hip-hop, perform in this contemporary dance work that takes its name

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from the eponymous 2008 novel by Algerian author Yasmina Khadra. Through his dancers, choreographer Hervé Koubi explores his Algerian origins and journey in a piece that combines urban and contemporary dance, capoeira, and martial arts with evocative Islamic imagery.


MASCALLDANCE | DANCE

MascallDance EXPERIMENTAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY DANCE

“A glimpse into the fertile, iterative, gloriously unfinished practice of one of this town’s most unique creative forces.” DEBORAH MEYERS

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ascallDance is concerned with dance as an art form and its significance to our culture. While MascallDance primarily develops and promotes the work of choreographer Jennifer Mascall, the company also places a high priority on mentoring new and emerging choreographic voices. Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Mascall is a dance choreographer, teacher, mentor, and an advocate for the art form. Mascall and her nearly 200 choreographies have received countless accolades including the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Jessie Award, the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the International Woman’s Day Award, and the Ann O’Connor Award. The offerings of MascallDance are as diverse as the participants. The improvisational Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club conducts choreographic research by bringing unexpected moves to unexpected places such as bars, streets, and churches. Mascall’s informal incubator, BLOOM, offers emerging choreographers training, mentoring, and editing. Over three studio performances, the public samples the work-in-progress with fine wine and comic commentary. The annual Way Out West Summer Intensive provides artistic regeneration through experiments and somatic training. In MascallDance’s newest work, The Outliner, a suspended and magical white kingdom is inhabited by fantastical beings and unexpected events. Each figure wears an architecturally devised

costume: some appear like creatures, others contraptions, and all are extensions of an idea of the body. MascallDance’s choreography (proscenium, site-specific, youth, or improvisational) knows no bounds with tour stops including Monte Carlo, Italy, Scotland, and India. Classes, residencies, and mentorships further define MascallDance as “Danse Sans Frontieres”—guerilla training for the artist.

Bloom Fall 2016 & sPrinG 2017 venue: MascallDance Studio

Artist-in-Residency Program

WaY out West auGust 2017 venue:

MascallDance Studio

Annual Summer Intensive

tHe outliner sPrinG 2017 venue:

On Tour

Salt Spring Island, Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg

communitY enGaGement on-GoinG Dialogues, workshops, and artists-in-residence

WEB MASCALLDANCE.CA TEL. 604.669.9337 TICKETS $10–$50 MASCALLDANCE @MASCALLDANCE toP: Graft. Bottom: Kaspar. Photos by Michael Slobodian.

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DANCE | SMALL STAGE

Small Stage CROSS-GENRE DANCE ON RIDICULOUSLY SMALL STAGES

SMALL STAGE 34 OCTOBER 13–16, 2016 VENUE: ANZA Club

SIGNATURE SERIES

SALON SERIES: VOLUME 4 NOVEMBER 24, 2016 VENUE: The Emerald

INCUBATOR PROJECT

SALON SERIES: VOLUME 5 DECEMBER 1, 2016 VENUE:

The Emerald

INCUBATOR PROJECT

SMALL STAGE 35: THE VALENTINE’S EDITION FEBRUARY 9–12, 2017 VENUE:

ANZA Club

SIGNATURE SERIES

THE ASSOCIATES FEBRUARY 23–25, 2017 VENUE:

“Small Stage has managed to achieve something unique within Vancouver’s cultural scene: it is a lot of fun.”

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

INCUBATOR PROJECT

SALON SERIES: VOLUME 6 & 7 APRIL & MAY 2017 VENUE:

The Emerald

INCUBATOR PROJECT

THE PIVOT POINT JUNE 2017 VENUE:

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

WEB SMALLSTAGE.CA TEL. 604.831.6856 TICKETS $15–$30 SMALL STAGE @SMALLSTAGE @DANCESFORASMALLSTAGE TOP: Burgundy Brixx, Vanessa Goodman, Karissa Barry, Patrick Pennefather, Ashley Kirkham, Jason Overy, Dayna Szyndrowski, Scheherazaad Cooper. BOTTOM: Vanessa Goodman. Photos by Rob Rowland.

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he Small Stage 2016–17 season offers a myriad of exciting, new works featuring a unique group of artists that will electrify audiences. Since 2002, Dances for a Small Stage (Small Stage) has wowed their viewers by tearing down formalities and creating intimate, raw scenarios in unconventional venues. Each Small Stage show is a collection of fresh and innovative dance works that are 5–7 minutes in length. To date, over 16,000 people, many who’d never before experienced dance, have attended their shows. A n incubator for developing works that are distinctive both for their artistic excellence and innovation, Small Stage encourages risktaking, collaboration, and experimentation with technology, while creating a safe space

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where artists and audiences can connect. Since their inaugural show, they’ve presented diverse styles of dance, including contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, Chinese traditional, Indian classical, burlesque, urban street, ballroom, flamenco, bhangra, tap, belly, and all genres of music, including classical, rock, new music, and jazz. Dances for a Small Stage 34 kicks off the season at the ANZA Club with Pop This!, featuring a range of popular dance styles. Back by popular demand, Small Stage 35: The Valentine’s Edition returns in February 2017. Janet Smith said it best last year in her review of the show: “...It’s got way more variety than that box of chocolates you were thinking of getting.” Don’t miss Small Stage this season!


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SET, PROP, AND COSTUME DESIGNER

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MOST PRODUCTIVE HOURS: THE MORNING

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MOST CHALLENGING SETS: ENDA WALSH’S PENELOPE WITH RUMBLE THEATRE & SARAH KANE’S BLASTED WITH PI THEATRE

TOTAL PRODUCTIONS

WHAT TYPE OF WORKSPACE IS THE MOST INSPIRING? I LOVE SPACES THAT ARE BRIGHT, WHITE, AND SIMPLE. BY CONTRAST, MY WORK IS FILLED WITH IMAGES, TEXTURES, AND COLOURS. I FIND THAT I DO MY BEST CREATIVE WORK WHEN I’M IN A PLACE WITH MINIMAL VISUAL DISTRACTIONS.

INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNER: ES DEVLIN

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PAST PERFORMANCES

Shows That

SHAPED VANCOUVER

As Canadians prepare over this next year to commemorate Canada at 150, we’ll be talking a lot about high points and turning points—moments that have mattered in the life of the nation. That got us thinking here at Artslandia about cultural milestones, the way certain performing arts events resonate through time to enrich the development of local and national communities. What, we wondered, might be some such moments in Vancouver’s cultural history?

WRITTEN BY JERRY WASSERMAN ILLUSTRATIONS BY JEREMY OKAI DAVIS

Eric Peterson stars in Billy Bishop Goes to War, 1978.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

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Canada At

YEARS

LIMITING OUR SURVEY TO LIVING MEMORY, WE ASKED SOME OF VANCOUVER’S MOST ASTUTE CREATORS AND LOVERS OF MUSIC, DANCE, AND THEATRE TO RECALL LOCAL SHOWS THAT THEY CONSIDER PARTICULARLY INFLUENTIAL, EVEN CLASSIC, IN THE LIFE OF THE CITY AND BEYOND.

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hat makes a performing arts piece iconic, after all, is not just its eventual historical significance but also the way it resonates in individual memories, its lingering impact on audiences and participants. For me, John Gray’s Billy Bishop Goes to War, created and performed with Eric Peterson at The Cultch in 1978, was a formative event. This show about the Great War went on to London and New York—yet it remained intimate, spare, quietly and ironically Canadian. Peterson’s multicharacter workout was extraordinary, evoking dogfights with just a microphone and small toy plane, and showing the transformation of a naïve Canadian kid into a killing machine. Gray’s witty and poignant libretto, music, and lyrics spoke volumes about the vexed nature of heroism and the terrible ambivalence of going to war. It was a revelation. Celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, the 1967 Playhouse premiere of George Ryga’s The Ecstasy of Rita Joe was an even more important landmark in Canadian theatre, a lacerating play about a First Nations girl who comes to Vancouver for a better life and is destroyed by racism. Commissioned for Canada’s centennial, the widely publicized production sent the nation a potent message about Canadian realities in the midst of the country’s selfcongratulatory celebrations. When The Ecstasy of Rita Joe was remounted at the Playhouse for a few nights in 1969 before going to Ottawa to open the new National Arts Centre, the assistant stage manager was Bill Millerd, only recently out of theatre school. For Millerd, being part of that show and watching it from the wings convinced him that he’d made the right choice in committing to a theatre career in Vancouver. “There was such richness in the piece. It was amazing that theatre could be like that. And it was very much a B.C. play, with Chief Dan George and his son, and with Ann Mortifee and her music. [Artistic Director] Joy Coghill was so passionate that the Playhouse company could be a major player in Canadian theatre. There was so much pride in our being invited to open the NAC. It just galvanized the city. It was transformative.”

Opening night was also funny and scary: Millerd had to cover for a missing actor! He walked onstage with a hidden script and mumbled a few lines while miming picking berries. Cultural critic Max Wyman counts a few other Vancouver performance moments from the Rita Joe era. His picks include the 1969 launch of the Purcell String Quartet by four principals from the VSO who wanted to develop new Canadian chamber music— “it helped bring Vancouver audiences into modern times in terms of the repertoire”— and the visit of the Joffrey Ballet in 1971.

“THE JOFFREY BROUGHT THE CITY WHAT WE HADN’T HAD BEFORE: MODERN DANCE AT ITS PEAK. THEIR JOYOUS, EMOTIONAL, COMMITTED STYLE SEEMED TO EMBODY THE FRESHNESS AND VITALITY OF THE PERIOD.” At the other end of the spectrum was the performance of the Kirov Ballet at Expo ’86 for their first North American tour in 22 years. “Its astonishingly accomplished Swan Lake showed us the elegant Kirov style, the Russian classical style preserved in amber,” recalls Wyman. “It was like looking at the source of the fountain. It changed the way people in this town thought of ballet.” The next year, members of the Kirov company returned to Vancouver for a Ballet BC gala filled with drama. Former prima ballerina Natalia Makarova, who had defected the Soviet Union in 1970, danced

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the dying swan—and it was the first time Makarova had shared the stage with Kirov dancers since her defection. Accompanying Wyman and his wife, Susan, at the gala was a 14-year-old scholarship student named... Crystal Pite! Pite’s 2010 piece Dark Matters with her company Kidd Pivot ranks high on Wyman’s list of most significant dance experiences in Vancouver. Globe and Mail critic Paula Citron has called “the last 15 minutes of Dark Matters…among the most sublime ever created in dance.” Wyman describes it as “the piece that sums up best the intelligence Crystal brings to dance. She’s a true original.” Dance theatre artist Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg also cites Dark Matters as one of her most extraordinary audience experiences.

“CRYSTAL [PITE] IS SO STRONG, SO EMOTIONALLY CONNECTED. I LOVE WATCHING HER MOVE—THE PUPPET WORK, TOO, AND HER USE OF HUMOUR, PATHOS, AND TRAGEDY COMBINED. IT’S DELICIOUS.” For Friedenberg, though, seeing British performer Nigel Charnock’s FRANK at the first PuSh Festival in 2005 was the real game-changer. “It changed my career. Nigel was unapologetically mixing dance and theatre and singing, being hilarious and poignant, directly addressing the audience, and even throwing candy at people. He was so brilliant—just kind of busted everything open. Is it dance? Is it theatre? I don’t want to pick. His show said, ‘you can do whatever you want!’” UBC Emeritus Professor Sherrill Grace, author of two dozen books on Canadian culture and an inveterate connoisseur of opera and classical music, has a list of Vancouver favourites that includes a series of VOA operas. She highlights Joan Sutherland singing Lucia di Lammermoor in the 1970s (“She couldn’t act to save her soul— she was a stand-and-deliver singer—but did she deliver. Boy oh boy, it was thrilling!”); the North American premiere of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in 1986; and Ben Heppner in Britten’s Peter Grimes in 1995. “He was much too nice and sweet for the role, but he sang it formidably. The man was at the peak of his powers.” Grace saves her superlatives for two more recent events: András Schiff performing the last sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert for the Vancouver Recital Society in 2015–16 and Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ presented in 2015 by Early Music Vancouver. B.C. poets Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst composed and performed the new environmental text about the crucifixion of the earth with a chamber ensemble. “Schiff is the pre-eminent pianist

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Chief Dan George and Frances Hyland star in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, 1967.

of our generation,” enthuses Grace, “the consummate solo pianist. Not to have to travel to Paris or Vienna to see him was unbelievable.” As for The Seven Last Words of Christ, “It was a remarkable event, overwhelming, such a stunning new take on the baroque! People just wept, and it was a long time before the silence was broken by applause.” What do all of these moments of epiphany have in common? You had to be there. As we head into a brand-new season for Vancouver’s performing arts, we encourage you to “be there” for music, dance, and theatre. Who knows? Maybe you’ll catch that one concert or opera, play, or recital that’s so original, so powerful, and so stunning that it goes down in history. Let’s all keep a list of new favourites to treasure and celebrate when Canada turns 200! .


CAROUSEL THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE | THEATRE

Carousel Theatre For Young People THEATRICAL ADVENTURES FOR KIDS, FAMILIES, AND THE YOUNG-AT-HEART

SULTANS OF THE STREET OCTOBER 29– NOVEMBER 13, 2016 VENUE: Waterfront Theatre

Recommended for ages 6 and up

GOODNIGHT MOON AND THE RUNAWAY BUNNY NOVEMBER 19–26, 2016 VENUE: Norman Rothstein Theatre

A co-presentation with Axis Theatre and Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; Recommended for ages 3–8*

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 26– DECEMBER 24, 2016 VENUE: Waterfront Theatre

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ince 1976, Carousel Theatre for Young People has created exceptional and playful theatre for young people and their families. As B.C.’s only dedicated mainstage theatre for young audiences, the company strives to foster imaginative, expressive, and engaged communities through the power of the arts and the vital role they play in a child’s development. New adventures and beloved classics take the stage this season with family stories that explore community and tradition. For audiences of all ages, the company continues inspiring new generations to find their voice and make their mark on the world. Highlights for the 2016–2017 season at Carousel Theatre for Young People include: Anusree Roy’s vivid look at the streets of Kolkata in Sultans of the Street; A Charlie Brown Christmas, which takes the stage with a live jazz trio and all the charm, wit, and warmth that defines the season; and the return of the innovative Bee Stage for babies and toddlers with a new play, Good Day and Good Night. At Carousel Theatre for Young People, play lies at the heart of all that they do. They can charm and delight, inspire and discover, but most of all they want to be a part of giving every child the chance to explore the power of imagination while falling in love with theatre. Come play!

“Carousel Theatre for Young People: so magical it will even make kids sit still.” THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Recommended for ages 3 and up*

DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT FEBRUARY 25– MARCH 19, 2017 VENUE: Waterfront Theatre

Recommended for ages 3–8*

GOOD DAY AND GOOD NIGHT JUNE 6–18, 2017 VENUE: The CTYP Bee Stage

Recommended for newborns to age 3

WEB CAROUSELTHEATRE.CA TEL. 604.685.6217 TICKETS $12.50–$35 @CAROUSELTHEATRE TOP: The company of Go, Dog. Go! (2016). BOTTOM: The company of James and the Giant Peach (2014). Photos by Tim Matheson. *All ages performances available.

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THEATRE | EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE

Evergreen Cultural Centre THE ARTS HUB OF THE TRI-CITIES

“This spiffy theatre/art gallery complex...a charming venue for music.” DAVID GORDON DUKE, VANCOUVER SUN

I FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: LIFE ON THE WEST COAST SEPTEMBER 20–24, 2016 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

CALL MR. ROBESON FEBRUARY 16–18, 2017 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Thu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Tayo Aluko

The Other Guys Theatre Company

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY OCTOBER 25–30, 2016 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun

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Ken Ludwig and Arts Club On Tour

NASHVILLE HURRICANE NOVEMBER 10–12, 2016

VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Arts Club On Tour

GETTING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE MARCH 16–18, 2017 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Thu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Thu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Room Temperature Collective

Chase Padgett

THE OUT VIGIL APRIL 4–8, 2017

BRIDGET RYAN’S UNDER THE INFLUENCE DECEMBER 15–17, 2016 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Thu–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Bridget Ryan

THE (POST) MISTRESS JANUARY 24–28, 2017 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

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n 2016, Coquitlam celebrates its 125th birthday, and Evergreen is bringing the party with two officially sanctioned Coquitlam 125 events. First up is Flotsam and Jetsam: Life on the West Coast and the original theatrical production Coquitlam Rises! Learn about the history and culture of Coquitlam through theatre, music, dance, and even martial arts. Next up, Evergreen celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 with a performance by The Canadian Guitar Quartet on January 29, and two weeks later, 150 Moves: A Celebration of Canadian Dance, created and performed by Ballet Kelowna for the sesquicentennial. Rounding out a triplicate of milestones, this season is also the 20th anniversary for Evergreen. Their gift to patrons? The most diverse and exciting lineup yet! Gut-busting comedy nights like God is a Scottish Drag Queen and The Comic Strippers’ Double Whammy! are offered alongside intimate classical mornings and evenings with the Bergmann Piano Duo and imaginative pay-what-you-can family presentations featuring Dufflebag Theatre, Monster Theatre, and the Tim Sars Trio. Immerse yourself in diversity, culture, and history with Chai House, a new co-presentation concert with the Diwali Festival by TanzanianCanadian songwriter Alysha Brilla, and Call Mr. Robeson, a celebration of the famous civil rights activist. Plus, the Monday Film Series continues to feature the best in independent and award-winning cinema from around the world. Attend a performance in the intimate Studio Theatre. Evergreen is an ideal venue for performers and audiences to connect with each other.

VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Julie MacIsaac and Twenty Something Theatre

FREUD’S LAST SESSION MAY 9–13, 2017 VENUE: Evergreen Cultural Centre TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 3:00pm

Mark St. Germain and ACE Productions COMPLETE LIST OF DATES AND TIMES FOR EVERGREEN’S MUSIC, COMEDY, DANCE, AND FAMILY SERIES ONLINE

WEB EVERGREENCULTURALCENTRE.CA TEL. 604.927.655O BOX OFFICE 604.927.6555 TICKETS $15–$42 EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE @EVERGREENARTS @GALLERY_AT_EVERGREEN TOP: The Out Vigil by Twenty Something Theatre. Photo by Emily Cooper. BOTTOM: Photo by Gabe Kirkley.


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Tag. You’re It. JODI PROZNICK

JAZZ BASSIST, COMPOSER, AND EDUCATOR

Artslandia’s twist on the timeless chasing game of “tag” is a pay-it-forward series of compliments between members of Vancouver’s performing arts community, championing good work and generating good will at every stop. And there’s only one rule: if you’ve been tagged, we can’t tell you who’s responsible. You’ll find out for the first time right here in print!

CARMEN AGUIRRE ON MANAMI HARA

THEATRE ARTIST, PRODUCER, AND PLAYWRIGHT

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OPERATOR OF MASSEY THEATRE AND ANVIL CENTRE THEATRE

Jessica is a smart, passionate, and very gutsy arts administrator and mother of two. Thanks to her, Vancouver has two beautiful and professionally run venues for touring artists from around the world. I have so many amazing memories of performing at Massey and attending concerts at the Anvil Centre. She is a champion for community-based arts organizations, hard-working arts educators in the public school system, and emerging artists in the community. I am thrilled to celebrate Jessica and all those like her who are the backbone of our thriving arts community.

JESSICA SCHNEIDER CARMEN AGUIRRE

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I met Manami, whom I admire deeply, in 1990 when I was in my first term at Studio 58. A recent immigrant who had moved to Canada to study acting, she was one of only a few women of colour in the program. She embodies courage and strength, cheer and grace. Many years ago, she wrote her first play, The Pillar Clock, a fantastic autobiographical script (written in English and Japanese) about family tragedy and family secrets. Her performance of the lead role was one of the best I’ve ever seen anywhere and is forever etched in my brain as a masterclass in acting. Here’s to Manami Hara!

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MANAMI HARA MARCUS YOUSSEF

ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NEWORLD THEATRE

Marcus always makes me laugh and think. Hilarious, articulate, and uncannily unassuming, he appears nervous and shy when talking about his award-winning, innovative, and critically acclaimed plays. He is a genuine, reflective, energetic, and risk-taking performer. A bona fide collaborator, community advocate, and passionate political artist, Marcus has an infinite appetite for writing and creating original works. He challenges boundaries and demands us to question stereotypes and mainstream ideas in pursuit of political and social change. This daring attitude makes him such a compelling artist!

AUTHOR, ACTOR, AND PLAYWRIGHT

Carmen Aguirre’s incredible bravery—as a woman, an artist, a person of colour, an activist, and a refugee—is an inspiration to behold. Add to that her remarkable warmth, humour, and beauty, and it’s no wonder that she’s such an inspiring force of positive change in this world. Her novels and plays are full of charm and personal revelation, while rich in story and socio-political insight. I feel so very fortunate to have travelled in Carmen’s creative circle.

MARCUS YOUSSEF ON CRYSTAL PITE

CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCER, AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF KIDD PIVOT

Crystal is indisputably one of our city’s art stars. She creates dance that speaks directly and passionately to our deepest fears, hopes, and dreams in a style that is raw, contemporary, and naked. When I watch her dance, I feel like I’m witnessing someone at the peak of their practice wrestle fearlessly with what it means to be a human being—in our bodies and the world. For me, the bedrock of Crystal’s world-renowned practice is the critical importance of impulse, peerless intelligence, equal parts rigor and fearlessness, and the boundless possibility of generosity. She might be my favourite artist in the world. Crazy, I know. But it’s true. I also feel fortunate to call her a friend.

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THEATRE | FULL CIRCLE

Full Circle: First Nations Performance EXPLORING ABORIGINAL CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS

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roudly located in the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish people, Full Circle: First Nations Performance is the premiere company in Western Canada devoted solely to developing and celebrating the Aboriginal arts. Each year, Full Circle packs a full roster of culture and entertainment into 12 short months! Now in its 16th year, the Talking Stick Festival is the only annual multidisciplinary Aboriginal arts festival in Turtle Island (the Aboriginal name for North America). A gathering place for all Nations, the festival features over 300 artists in over 50 performances across 12 days showcasing local, national, and international performances in dance, theatre, visual arts, video and film, music, storytelling, and any combination thereof. Established 14 years ago, Full Circle’s Aboriginal Ensemble Program offers projectbased, collaborative, apprentice-style training for artists across disciplines. Rooted in cultural traditions, it encourages artists to speak in their own “voice.” See Full Circle Ensemble members on stages across the country and around the world. Keep your eye on the website for Indian Acts—year-round pop-up programming that serves as a platform for whatever is new and “now,” including staged readings, musical concerts, dance performances, and works in development. Committed to taking arts back into the community, Moccasin Trek: Arts on the Move! brings interactive workshops and storytelling into classrooms, gymnasiums, and community centres across British Columbia. Every year, Full Circle jigs, hip-hops, powwows, and slams some poetry with over 10,000 young people through this innovative program. Exploring Aboriginal culture through the arts is what you can truly expect from Full Circle.

“Strong theatre and bold, original voices abound...” JANET SMITH, THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 16–26, 2017 VENUE:

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MOCCASIN TREK: ARTS ON THE MOVE! SEPTEMBER 2016– OCTOBER 2017 ABORIGINAL ENSEMBLE PROGRAM

Interactive workshops and storytelling on tour throughout B.C.; Professional training for emerging and established artists

QWUM QWUM SNOW-I-ITH (STRONG TEACHINGS) Interactive workshops and storytelling, community subsidized tickets program, field trip program, poster design, and colouring contests

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WEB FULLCIRCLE.CA TEL. 604.683.0497 TICKETS $15-$35 SELECT SHOWS ARE PAYWHAT-YOU-CAN @TALKINGSTICKFEST @TALKINGSTICKFST @FULLCIRCLEPERFORMANCE @FULLCIRCLEFNP

TOP: Battle of the Birds, Savage Society, 2016 Talking Stick Festival. Photo by Nadya Kwandibens. RIGHT: 2013 Talking Stick Festival. Bob Baker, Mique'l Dangeli, Ashley Michaels, Sean McQuillan, Kwasuun Vedan, Corey Payette, and Eric Wilson. Photo by David Cooper.


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“The Talking Stick Festival is one of Canada’s biggest celebrations of Aboriginal music, art, and theatre... ” –Remy Scalzaz, Inside Vancouver

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THEATRE | GATEWAY THEATRE

Gateway Theatre LARGE REGIONAL THEATRE WITH A COMMUNITY-BUILDING CORE

“A cultural revolution in regional theatre…” PHILLIP RAPHAEL, THE RICHMOND NEWS

KING OF THE YEES OCTOBER 13–22, 2016 VENUE:

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Lauren Yee; Directed by Sherry J. Yoon

LONG DIVISION NOVEMBER 17–26, 2016 VENUE: Gateway Studio B

PI THEATRE

THE MUSIC MAN DECEMBER 8–31, 2016 VENUE:

Gateway MainStage

Book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson

YOU WILL REMEMBER ME FEBRUARY 2–11, 2017 VENUE:

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ateway Theatre’s 2016–17 season offers audiences the opportunity to interact with new material from some of Canada’s most exciting, inventive theatre companies and artists. The season opens with the Canadian premiere of Lauren Yee’s madcap adventure across a cultural and generational divide, King of the Yees, directed by Boca del Lupo’s Sherry Yoon. Then, from the Pi Theatre comes the world premiere of Peter Dickinson’s strikingly imagined metaphysical drama, Long Division, which examines the mathematics of human connection. Gateway’s beloved holiday musical is Meredith Willson’s rousing, Tony Award-winning classic, The Music Man, directed by Barbara Tomasic, with musical direction by Christopher King.

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RUBY SLIPPERS THEATRE

THE PIPELINE PROJECT MARCH 9–18, 2017 VENUE: Gateway Studio B

ITSAZOO PRODUCTIONS AND SAVAGE SOCIETY

THE WATERSHED APRIL 6–15, 2017 VENUE:

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WEB GATEWAYTHEATRE.COM TEL. 604.270.1812 TICKETS $29 & UP GATEWAY THEATRE BC @GATEWAY_THEATRE TOP: Tanja Jacobs, Kristen Thomson, Amelia Sargisson, Ngozi Paul, Alex Ivanovici, and Bruce Dinsmore in Watershed. Photo by Guntar Kravis. BOTTOM: David Adams and Sereana Malani in Valley Song. Photo by David Cooper.

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The new year opens with Ruby Slippers Theatre’s acclaimed production of You Will Remember Me, a wistful and wise family drama by Québécois playwright François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore. In March, ITSAZOO and Savage Society make a provocative and comedic foray into the firestorm of debate surrounding the Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway pipelines with the world premiere of The Pipeline Project. Annabel Soutar’s rollicking road trip, The Watershed, concludes Gateway’s season in April. By innovatively dramatizing an eclectic and insightful set of interviews, The Watershed incisively probes the forces that are shaping the future of our dwindling natural resources. Join us and discover more than entertainment. See you at Gateway!


PACIFIC THEATRE | THEATRE

Pacific Theatre GOOD-FOR-THE-SOUL THEATRE ON A TRAVERSE STAGE

MAINSTAGE SERIES A GOOD WAY OUT SEPTEMBER 23– OCTOBER 15, 2016 By Cara Norrish

SUITCASE STORIES OCTOBER 28– NOVEMBER 12, 2016 By Maki Yi

HOLY MO: A CHRISTMAS SHOW DECEMBER 2–31, 2016 By Lucia Frangione

CHRISTMAS PRESENCE DECEMBER 11–20, 2016 CORLEONE FEBRUARY 3–25, 2017

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t’s world premiere time at Pacific Theatre! The 2016-17 season begins with not one, but three brand-new scripts right off the top, telling stories set in our backyard and around the world. The season kicks off with A Good Way Out by Cara Norrish, which offers a close-up view of life inside a Surrey biker gang. Next comes Maki Yi’s Suitcase Stories, a charming one-woman show about her journey from South Korea to Canada and across the country, with only one carry-on sized suitcase in tow. For Christmas, local legend Lucia Frangione brings three of her most beloved characters to life with Holy Mo! A Christmas Show!, an irreverent re-telling of the Nativity story. After that series of new beginnings, take some comfort in the familiar, albeit with a twist. The title, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather says it all—a well-known mob story re-imagined as if written by Shakespeare. Next on the PT stage comes Valley Song, a story of resilience and change in South Africa. Finally, the season closes with the performance of Outside Mullingar by none other than John Patrick Shanley. In addition, our Artistic Director’s Series offers Testament, an original creation that explores the life of Jesus with music and readings by the likes of Bruce Cockburn and Tom Waits. Finally, the season wouldn’t be complete without old favourites. Christmas Presence returns with new holiday season songs, stories, and poems, and Sideshow Comedy Improv returns with its signature brand of family-friendly sketch comedy.

VALLEY SONG MARCH 24–APRIL 8, 2017

“There’s something magical going on at Hemlock & 12th.” JO LEDINGHAM

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR MAY 19–JUNE 10, 2017 By John Patrick Shanley

THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S SERIES SIDESHOW MARCH 3 & 4, 2017 TESTAMENT APRIL 12–15, 2017

WEB PACIFICTHEATRE.ORG TEL. 604.731.5518 TICKETS $24.95–$34.95 PACIFIC THEATRE @PACIFICTHEATRE TOP: Ryan Scramstad, Robert Salvador, and Andrew Wheeler in The Rainmaker. Photo by Emily Cooper. BOTTOM: John Innes, Tim Dixon, and John Emmet Tracy in The Seafarer. Photo by Emily Cooper.

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PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE | THEATRE

Presentation House Theatre OUR NORTH SHORE, PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY

WALT WHITMAN’S SECRET OCTOBER 12–23, 2016 The Frank Theatre Company with the support of PHT

AGES OF THE MOON OCTOBER 27– NOVEMBER 6, 2016 Lonesome Moon Productions with the support of PHT

DEREK GRIPPER OCTOBER 30, 2016 Cap Global Roots Series and Presentation House Theatre

“Big thanks ... for pushing the envelope with this international copro.” THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT

For nearly 40 years, Presentation House Theatre, the north shore’s professional theatre company, has entertained audiences with innovative programming and quality professional productions in their wonderfully intimate space. Presentation House Theatre is excited to present their collection of performance experiences for the 2016-17 season. Shows range from an insightful literary mystery to a whimsical global offering with real baking and live music. There’s a new dance theatre piece from one of Canada’s hottest Aboriginal contemporary dance companies, world-class vaudeville from Montreal, and the premiere of a gripping World War I drama that they’ve been working on for over a year. And audiences won’t want to miss a beat of the world roots and jazz concerts offered in the theatre’s intimate setting.

Nestled in the heart of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale, Presentation House Theatre has become a neighbourhood cultural hub, providing the community with a dynamic mix of professional theatre, music, and dance productions—all just a Seabus away from downtown Vancouver. Like the rest of the world, the company’s sense of neighbourhood is growing to include other nations and notions, from across the bridge to around the world. Last year alone, Australia, Germany, Portugal, and Italy came to visit and create with Presentation House Theatre. This season they roll up their sleeves with England to bring you the international collaboration, Baking Time. So unplug, unwind, and come to the world of Presentation House Theatre. Enjoy some real, live connections onstage and in the audience. As they like to say, “Together we’ll laugh, cry, think, and learn.”

BAKING TIME NOVEMBER 25– DECEMBER 11, 2016 Presentation House Theatre and Oily Cart (UK)

THE SANTALAND DIARIES DECEMBER 8–18, 2016 GTI Theatrical Productions Society and Famous Artists Limited with the support of PHT

SALMON GIRL JANUARY 26– FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Raven Spirit Dance with the generous support of PHT

TOP HATS AND TALES MARCH 2–12, 2017 Dik and Mitzi Productions presented by PHT

REDPATCH MARCH 29–APRIL 2, 2017 Hardline Productions with the generous support of PHT

GERMÁN LÓPEZ APRIL 2, 2017 Cap Global Roots Series and Presentation House Theatre

WEB PHTHEATRE.ORG TEL. 604.990.3474 TICKETS $15 & UP PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE @PHTHEATRE TOP: Joel D. Montgrand, Raes Calvert, Lisa Goebel, Braiden Houle, Stefano Giulianetti and Reneltta Arluk in REDPATCH. Photo by Mark Halliday. BOTTOM: Baking Time. Photo by Oily Cart.

BODACIOUS! SEPTEMBER 2016– JUNE 2017 A reading series of spanking new plays by and about women; Last Saturday of every month COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS AT PHTHEATRE.ORG

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THEATRE | SHADBOLT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

“Music, dance, and theatre in the heart of Burnaby.” ARTSLANDIA

LIVE AT THE ‘BOLT: A JAZZY EVENING SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 COWBOY JUNKIES SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 I CARE WHAT YOU THINK OCTOBER 19–22, 2016 JAKE’S GIFT NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2016 NASHVILLE HURRICANE NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2016 BASKERSVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2016 QUARTANGO NOVEMBER 10, 2016 GIRL CRUSH NOVEMBER 24–26, 2016

THE INCUBATOR PROJECT FEBRUARY 22–25, 2017 BITTERGIRL MARCH 14 & 15, 2017 WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW MARCH 15–18, 2017 THE GROOVER MIKE LEDONNE PLAYS EARTH, WIND & FIRE APRIL 6, 2017 DECK APRIL 21 & 22, 2017 FEMME FATALES MAY 3–6, 2017 LIVE AT THE ‘BOLT: SMALL STAGE & THEATRE REPLACEMENT JUNE 22–24, 2017

CONCORD FLORAL JANUARY 19–21, 2017 THE (POST) MISTRESS FEBRUARY 2 & 3, 2017 POP-UP LOVE PARTY FEBRUARY 8–11, 2017 CARMEN FEBRUARY 18–25, 2017 56

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WEB SHADBOLTCENTRE.COM TEL. 604.205.3000 TICKETS $10–49 SHADBOLT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS @SHADBOLTCENTRE TOP: Femme Fatales, Meredith Kalamen. Photo by Chris Randle. BOTTOM: What A Young Wife Ought To Know, 2b theatre company. Photo by Timothy Richard.

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he Shadbolt—21 years young and just getting started!

Since 1995, the award-winning Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, located in Burnaby’s beautiful Deer Lake Park, has offered year-round art classes, performances, festivals, exhibitions, and special events that bring close to 300,000 people to the Centre annually. Shadbolt hosts a vibrant Artist-in-Residence program that has mentored hundreds of artists and produced over 35 world premieres that have toured nationally and internationally. The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival has become a popular signature event in the past 17 years, and they’ve partnered for over 10 years with Live Nation Canada to bring you summer concerts, with artists as diverse as The Tragically Hip, Florence and the Machine, and The Cure. Looking for a venue for your special event? The Shadbolt offers worldclass facilities in an idyllic surrounding that’s perfect for everything from small gatherings to the wedding of your dreams. Since it’s lucky 21 at the Shadbolt, they’re doubling down to give you a winning combination every time: the best of live performance paired with a tantalizing nibble or cocktail, or an unexpected and unique artistic collaboration. From Carmen to the Cowboy Junkies and Chase Padgett to 2b theatre, two is the magic number this season. Whether you’re a music lover, a theatre fan, or a dance maven, there’s twice as much to love with Shadbolt’s perfect pairings.


STUDIO 58 | THEATRE

Studio 58 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL THEATRE TRAINING

ANGELS IN AMERICA SEPTEMBER 29– OCTOBER 16, 2016 VENUE: Studio 58, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat & Sun 3:00pm

PART ONE: MILLENNUM APPROACHES; By Tony Kushner; A gay fantasia on national themes

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA NOVEMBER 17– DECEMBER 4, 2016 VENUE: Studio 58, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm;

Sat & Sun 3:00pm

By William Shakespeare

42ND STREET FEBRUARY 2–26, 2017 VENUE: Studio 58, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm;

Sat & Sun 3:00pm

“…watching this typically talented group of young Studio 58 actors tackle the material, you can’t help feeling more than just a little bit hopeful.” JERRY WASSERMAN VANCOUVERPLAYS.COM

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he 51st season at Studio 58 offers students and patrons fantastic and varied opportunities for growth and entertainment.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993, Angels In America has become a seminal work of the North American canon and a political call to arms for the fight against AIDS. Set during the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York City, the story follows two very different but equally troubled young couples, one gay and the other seemingly heterosexual, whose paths cross by chance. Through a complex combination of precise realism and intense surrealism, wicked humour and wrenching drama, the play examines matters of life, death, and faith. Next up, Shakespeare’s most experimental drama, Troilus and Cressida, receives a modern spin in Kevin Bennett’s interpretation of this part love story, part war drama where passion and violence are inextricably linked. From the Bard to Broadway, the classic musical 42nd Street follows an aspiring young dancer’s rise to stardom with some of the best show tunes of all times. And switching gears, acclaimed playwright and novelist Carmen Aguirre returns to her alma mater to direct her play, The Refugee Hotel.

WEB LANGARA.CA/STUDIO-58 TEL. 604.323.5227 TICKETS $10–$27.75 STUDIO 58, LANGARA COLLEGE @STUDIO58THEATRE

Eight Chilean refugees struggle, at times haplessly and at times profoundly, with the effects of fleeing their homeland. This dramatization of their plight gives voice to refugee communities from all corners of the globe.

TOP: The cast of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by David Cooper. BOTTOM: Braiden Houle as Byron Bushel and Stephanie Wong as Minnie Bushel in The Classroom, part of FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Join Studio 58 for a second halfcentury of outstanding theatre!

Sponsored by the Studio 58 Legacy Fund; Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin; Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble; Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes; Original direction and dances by Gower Champion; Originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick

THE REFUGEE HOTEL MARCH 23–APRIL 9, 2017 VENUE: Studio 58, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm;

Sat & Sun 3:00pm

Written and directed by Carmen Aguirre

RISKY NIGHTS #1 OCTOBER 11–16, 2016 VENUE: Room S032, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:15pm;

Sat & Sun 3:15pm RISKY NIGHTS SERIES

RISKY NIGHTS #2 MARCH 27–APRIL 2, 2017 VENUE: Room S032, Langara College TIME: Tue–Sat 8:15pm;

Sat & Sun 3:15pm RISKY NIGHTS SERIES

“These students run with it, carving, polishing, and making their characters their very own.” —Jo Ledingham

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THEATRE | SURREY CIVIC THEATRES

Surrey Civic Theatres: Surrey Arts Centre SURREY’S HOT SPOT FOR ART AND LIVE PERFORMANCE

“Thank you for providing such an excellent opportunity for lovers of live theatre.” AUDIENCE MEMBER

CLASSICAL COFFEE CONCERTS

SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 6, 2016

FIVE CONCERTS, VARIOUS DATES AND TIMES

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY OCTOBER 12–22, 2016

THE (POST) MISTRESS JANUARY 11–21, 2017

Arts Club On Tour

LORNE ELLIOTT: CHASING THE BIG SILLY OCTOBER 27, 2016 JIM BYRNES NOVEMBER 4, 2016 Special guest The Pat Chessell Band

THE GREAT CANADIAN TIRE MONEY CAPER NOVEMBER 18, 2016 Featuring Corin Raymond VENUE (ALL):

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Arts Club On Tour

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH JIMMY RANKIN JANUARY 27, 2017 Special guest Babe Gurr

HAMELIN: A NEW FABLE FEBRUARY 4, 2017 Axis Theatre Company

CONCORD FLORAL FEBRUARY 3 & 4, 2017 By Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner, and Jordan Tannahill

BITTERGIRL: THE MUSICAL FEBRUARY 22– MARCH 4, 2017 Arts Club On Tour

WEB SURREY.CA/THEATRE TEL. 604.501.5566 TICKETS $10–$55 SURREY CIVIC THEATRES @SURREYARTSCTRE TOP: Andrew Cohen, Alexander Nicoll, Andrew Wade, Anna Kuman, Christopher Adams in Axis Theatre Company’s production of Hamelin: A New Fable by Leslie Mildiner. Photo by Shizuka Kai. BOTTOM: Patricia Cano in The (Post) Mistress at Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre. Photo by Tenille Campbell.

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I AM WOMAN! HEAR ME LAFF! MARCH 9, 2017 BROADWAY LOVE STORIES: MUSIC FROM PORGY AND BESS & WEST SIDE STORY MARCH 12, 2017 Bergmann Piano Duo

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elcome to Surrey Civic Theatres: Surrey Arts Centre, where the offerings of the Surrey Spectacular Series are as varied and lively as the audiences. Take a break from your electronic devices and get on down to the theatre—it’s fun to go out! After all, pressing a button to “Like” something doesn’t compare to coming together with friends and neighbours to share in the energy of live performance! Once again, Surrey Arts Centre welcomes three memory-making shows from Arts Club On Tour. The farcical fun of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery kicks off the series, followed by the charming and quirky cabaret The (Post) Mistress, and Bittergirl: The Musical with girl-group music from the ‘60s to salve the pain of heartache. Lovers of comedy will be delighted by the offerings at all three venues of Surrey Civic Theatres throughout the season. If live music is more your jam, then you won’t want to miss Jim Byrnes or Jimmy Rankin. And, for a delightful family outing, check out Axis Theatre’s Hamelin: A New Fable—a comedic, heart-tugging musical in which the actors use puppets and masks. One highlight of the upcoming season is The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, the story of how Corin Raymond funded the entire cost of engineering his double album, Paper Nickels, with Canadian Tire money— all handed to him by fans across the country. In hilarious and inspiring detail, Raymond describes how it all went down, followed by a hot set with the band! So step away from the TV; close the laptop; turn off the phone. You won’t just “Like” this season at Surrey Arts Centre; You’ll “LOVE” it!


SURREY CIVIC THEATRE | THEATRE

Surrey Civic Theatres: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall AN ACOUSTIC JEWEL IN THE HEART OF CITY HALL

BAKER’S DOZEN: 12 ANGRY PUPPETS SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 TIME:

8:00pm

WISH YOU WERE HERE: THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD & MORE FOR TWO PIANOS JANUARY 28, 2017 TIME:

“The small size of the theatre provides a warm and intimate ambiance. Just great!” AUDIENCE MEMBER

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entre Stage at Surrey City Hall is the newest member of the Surrey Civic Theatres family, serving as Council Chambers every second Monday and converting to a performance venue the rest of the year. This innovative 200-seat venue has an unexpected intimacy, astounding acoustics, and is conveniently located beside the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. Excitement abounds approaching Centre Stage’s third season. Word is getting out about this new venue: the second season saw their first sold-out show! The upcoming season looks to bring audiences back with great pieces such as Adam Francis Proulx’s BAKER’S DOZEN, Tayo Aluko’s Call Mr. Robeson, Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide, and more. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, our new comedy series combines two nights of stand-up, channeling legends of bygone eras and funny moms, along with two nights with our partner Vancouver TheatreSports™ League. Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann, who perform in all three of the Surrey Civic Theatres venues this year, round out the season with Marcel’s new arrangements in Wish you were here: the music of Pink Floyd & more for two pianos. All shows are part of the Surrey Spectacular Series. With state of the art sound, lighting, audio-visual equipment, and the experienced staff from the Surrey Arts Centre, Centre Stage is perfect for film screenings, live music, theatre, and dance performances, as well as meetings, conferences, and seminars. This unique venue is also available for community presentations and events. Not your typical City Hall.

LAUGHS FROM THE PAST OCTOBER 22, 2016 TIME:

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8:00pm

TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE MARCH 10, 2017 7:30pm

STAND-UP SERIES VOLUME 1

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COMEDY UNSCRIPTED NOVEMBER 4, 2016

COMEDY UNSCRIPTED MARCH 31, 2017

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CALL MR. ROBESON. A LIFE, WITH SONGS NOVEMBER 25, 2016

THE MOTHER OF ALL COMEDY SHOWS MAY 13, 2017

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TIME:

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STAND-UP SERIES VOLUME 2 VENUE (ALL):

City Hall

Centre Stage at Surrey

“…very much impressed with the beautiful venue and the friendly staff.”—Audience Member

WEB SURREY.CA/THEATRE TEL. 604.501.5566 TICKETS $20–$40 SURREY CIVIC THEATRES @SURREYARTSCTRE TOP: Tomboy Survival Guide. Photo by Fubar. BOTTOM: Tayo Aluko in Call Mr. Robeson. A Life, With Songs. Photo by Sarah Franklin.

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THEATRE | THE CULTCH

The Cultch EAST VAN’S CULTURAL CORNERSTONE—ON THREE STAGES

“The hottest live arts venue on the West Coast” VANCOUVER SUN

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he Cultch presents an exciting 20-show season for 2016–17, which includes five world premieres by local companies and six Canadian premieres of international hits.

HELEN & EDGAR SEPTEMBER 29– OCTOBER 8, 2016

MOUTHPIECE JANUARY 31–FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Quote UnQuote Collective (Toronto)

Edgar Oliver (US)

MOTHERLOAD OCTOBER 4–15, 2016

NEOINDIGENA FEBRUARY 15–19, 2017 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Toronto)

The Motherload Collective (Vancouver)

PIYA BEHRUPIYA (TWELFTH NIGHT) OCTOBER 11–22, 2016 The Company Theatre (India)

FIGHT NIGHT OCTOBER 18–29, 2016 Ontroerend Goed (Belgium), Border Project Australia, Richard Jordan (UK)

THE PIANIST: A CONCERT CATASTROPHE OCTOBER 25–NOVEMBER 6, 2016 Thomas Monckton (New Zealand)/Circo Aereo (Finland)

THE ELEPHANT WRESTLER NOVEMBER 1–5, 2016 Indian Ink Theatre Company (New Zealand)

EMPIRE OF THE SON NOVEMBER 1–13, 2016 Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)

ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE, HONEY NOVEMBER 8–12, 2016 Frédérick Gravel/Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup (Montreal)

EAST VAN PANTO: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD NOVEMBER 23– DECEMBER 31, 2016 Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)

THE FIGHTING SEASON JANUARY 10–21, 2017 Bleeding Heart Theatre (Vancouver)

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AM A FEBRUARY 21–MARCH 4, 2017 Amber Funk Barton and Mindy Parfitt (Vancouver)

ELBOW ROOM CAFÉ: THE MUSICAL MARCH 1–12, 2017 Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver)

THE DAISY THEATRE MARCH 21–APRIL 9, 2017 Ronnie Burkett (Toronto)

HOW TO BE APRIL 12–15, 2017 Tara Cheyenne Performance (Vancouver)

VERTICAL INFLUENCES APRIL 18–30, 2017 Le Patin Libre (Montreal)

MUMP & SMOOT IN ANYTHING APRIL 25–MAY 6, 2017

Two world premiere musicals will take to the York stage in 2017 with Zee Zee Theatre’s Elbow Room: The Musical, a candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery, and Urban Ink’s Children of God, the powerful story of two Oji-Cree children taken from their family and sent to a residential school in northern Ontario. Two dance pieces from celebrated local artists will also premiere as part of the season: am a from Mindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton and How To Be, the newest work from Tara Cheyenne Performance. The local premieres are rounded out by the return of Theatre Replacement’s wildly successful East Van Panto. This year the writing/directing team of Mark Chavez and Anita Rochon will bring us their wacky, wonderful take on Little Red Riding Hood, with Veda Hille returning for a fourth year as musical director! The six Canadian premieres include Piya Behrupiya, a Hindi version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; Fight Night from Belgium, a wickedly fun take on elections and voting systems; the American Helen & Edgar from the team behind The Moth; family-friendly The Pianist and romantic thriller The Elephant Wrestler, both from New Zealand; and the shocking La Merda from Italy. The season is rounded out with the return of local successes Motherload, VACT’s Empire of the Son, and Cultchivating the Fringe winner The Fighting Season, along with national works from Toronto and Montreal (All Hell is Breaking Loose, Honey; Mouthpiece; NeoIndigenA; The Daisy Theatre; Vertical Influences; and Mump & Smoot). With 20 explosively entertaining productions, the season will keep The Cultch’s venues—the Historic Theatre, the Vancity Culture Lab, and the York Theatre—buzzing with live performance!

Mump & Smoot (Toronto)

LA MERDA MAY 2–13, 2017 Frida Kahlo Production (Italy), Richard Jordan Productions (UK)

CHILDREN OF GOD MAY 17–JUNE 3, 2017 The Cultch, NAC (Ottawa), Raven Theatre, Urban Ink (Vancouver)

WEB THECULTCH.COM TEL. 604.251.1363 TICKETS $20 & UP THE CULTCH @THECULTCH TOP: Mump & Smoot in Anything. Photo by Ian Jackson. BOTTOM: Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night). Photo by The Company Theatre.


THÉÂTRE LA SEIZIÈME | THEATRE

“Straight Jacket Winter is peppered with humourous moments that draw the audience in. The inventive yet simple scenography, made up of everyday items, brings about a delicate poetry to the piece, all while representing the couple’s daily life.”

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B.C.’S MAIN FRANCOPHONE PROFESSIONAL THEATRE COMPANY

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ienvenue to Théâtre la Seizième! The company has presented inspiring, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre since 1974.

Their 2016–17 mainstage series opens with an exciting, new creation. Straight Jacket Winter is the story of a couple that leaves Montreal for Vancouver in the depths of winter. The two lovers have trouble assimilating and gradually withdraw into their own little world. The play showcases the work of multi-award winners Gilles Poulin-Denis, Julie Trépanier, Drew Facey, and Itai Erdal.

After the sold-out run of Séquence 8, Théâtre la Seizième is thrilled to welcome back the internationally renowned company The 7 fingers. At the crossroads of circus, theatre, and dance, Cuisine & Confessions is a trilingual family event. Accompanying the eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses—the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of oregano—leading audiences through an array of eras and countries.

STRAIGHT JACKET WINTER OCTOBER 18–29, 2016 VENUE:

Studio 16

English surtitles Tue, Thu, and Sat; Esther Duquette and Gilles Poulin-Denis

CUISINE & CONFESSIONS JANUARY 25–29, 2017 VENUE: Vancouver Playhouse

Les 7 doigts de la main; Trilingual family show (English, French, Spanish)

BONJOUR, LÀ, BONJOUR FEBRUARY 28– MARCH 11, 2017 VENUE: Studio 16

English surtitles Tue, Thu, and Sat; Michel Tremblay

NAPOLÉON VOYAGE MAY 2–6, 2017 VENUE:

Studio 16

English surtitles Tue, Thu, and Sat; Jean-Philippe Lehoux

Théâtre la Seizième is once again producing iconic Québécois playwright Michel Tremblay with Bonjour, là, bonjour. The play, featuring eight exceptional performers, is a monumental drama about forbidden love and self-acceptance. Napoléon Voyage by Jean-Philippe Lehoux ends the season with recollections of his many travels around the world. Awkward, a little anxious, Lehoux dreams of conquering the world and its inhabitants but soon realizes that his life can offer him nothing more than a tourist visa.

WEB SEIZIEME.CA TEL. 604.263.7061 TICKETS $10–$60 SEIZIEME @SEIZIEME @LASEIZIEME

For those who are not fluent in French, performances with English surtitles are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at Studio 16. Join in!

TOP: Cuisine & Confessions by les 7 doigts de la main. Photo by Alexandre Galliez. BOTTOM: Esther Duquette and Gilles Poulin-Denis in Straight Jacket Winter. Photo by Emily Cooper.

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THEATRE | TOUCHSTONE THEATRE

Touchstone Theatre ESSENTIAL CANADIAN PLAYS

“...[for] anyone who likes to think as well as feel at the theatre.” DANIELLE BENZON, PLANK MAGAZINE

BROTHEL #9 NOVEMBER 17–27, 2016 VENUE: Vancity Culture Lab, The Cultch TIME: Tue–Sat 8:00pm; Sat 26 & Sun

2:00pm

By Anusree Roy

CONCORD FLORAL JANUARY 25–29, 2017 VENUE: Roundhouse Performance Centre TIME: Wed–Sat 7:00pm; Sun 2:00pm

By Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner, and Jordan Tannahill; Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Surrey Civic Theatres

Touchstone Theatre proves the 40s are the new 20s with a 41st season featuring two red-hot dramas and the return of In Tune. Winner of the 2011 Dora Award for Outstanding New Play and a finalist for the 2012 GG Awards, Brothel #9 by Anusree Roy opens the season in November 2016. The intense story of Rekha, a young woman who arrives in Kolkata to work in a light-bulb factory only to discover that her brother-in-law has sold her to a pimp, features rising star Adele Noronha and Touchstone favourite Laara Sadiq. Brothel #9 promises to be a highlight of the fall theatre season. When teenagers uncover a secret at an abandoned greenhouse, they are forced to flee a mysterious plague they’ve unleashed upon themselves. Featuring 10

IN TUNE: THE ART OF CANADIAN MUSICALS JUNE 8–18, 2017 Various, Granville Island & The Post at 750

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10 days of development, showcases, and discussion; Produced with the Arts Club Theatre Company

“...excruciatingly good theatre: it feels like open heart surgery.” —Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

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WEB TOUCHSTONETHEATRE.COM TEL. 604.709.9973 TICKETS $22–$36 TOUCHSTONE THEATRE @TOUCHSTONEINVAN @TOUCHSTONETHEATRE TOP: Brothel #9, Adele Noronha and Laara Sadiq. Photo by Emily Cooper. BOTTOM: In Tune 2015, Michelle Bardach, Jennie Neumann, and Kayla Dunbar. Photo by Tim Matheson.

young local actors, Concord Floral is a supernatural thriller that takes us to a surreal and gothic suburbia. Created and produced by young innovator Jordan Tannahill (Late Company) and his collaborators, Greater Vancouver hosts this production through a unique multicity collaboration, with performances at the Roundhouse in late January 2017 as part of PuSh. In Tune: The Art of Canadian Musicals is back in June 2017 with more new musicals animating Granville Island and beyond. This biennial event coproduced with the Arts Club Theatre Company develops and showcases new musicals and supports the artists creating them. Growing and evolving with every cycle, 2017 promises to be more exciting than ever!


VANCOUVER THEATRESPORTS LEAGUE | THEATRE

Vancouver TheatreSports League

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DARING AND INNOVATIVE, THEATRICALLY-INFUSED IMPROV

THEATRESPORTS™

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mprov actors are the daredevils of the theatre world—brainstorming ideas, directing themselves, and acting in character all at once without the safety net of a predetermined script or prior rehearsal. They are playmaking on the spot, much like a jazz musician riffs on a musical theme. The results are always high-energy and entertaining. Improv comedy falls into two basic styles—short form and long form. Both rely on audience suggestions to move the action forward, ensuring that no two performances are ever the same. Audiences at Vancouver TheatreSports League are treated to both varieties. Short form can be configured as nonconnected scenes or short improvised sketches. Our classic TheatreSports format features two teams of improvisers competing head-to-head, alternating scenes based on suggestions from the audience. Judges score the scenes, and the team with the most points at the end of the match reigns supreme. There is no through line in short form improv, so each scene is a standalone unit not connected to the ones before or after. It is the quickwitted, face-paced sprint race of the comedy world. In long form improv, performers create shows that more closely resemble traditional theatre forms, such as a two-act play, in which scenes are interrelated by story, characters, or themes. Long form can also be a montage, in which the action moves back and forth through the narrative but is still connected by the one unifying theme or storyline.

VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Wed 7:30pm; Fri & Sat 9:30pm

ONGOING SHOW

OK TINDER VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Wed 9:15pm

ONGOING SHOW

FIRECRACKER VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Thu 9:15pm

ONGOING SHOW

IMPROV AFTER DARK VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Fri & Sat 11:15pm

ONGOING SHOW

ROOKIE LEAGUE VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Sun 7:30pm

ONGOING SHOW

VTSL is based out of our own theatre The Improv Centre, a fully licensed venue, with a bar and lounge overlooking the adjacent marina. As a patron, you have the option enjoying your beverages in the theatre.

WEB VTSL.COM TEL. 604.738.7013 TICKETS $5–$23 VANCOUVER THEATRESPORTS LEAGUE @VANTHEATRESPORT @VANTHEATRESPORTS

MONTHLY CHANGING FEATURE SHOWS VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Thu–Sat 7:30pm

FEATURE SHOW

CHRISTMAS QUEEN 3 NOVEMBER 23– DECEMBER 23, 2016 VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Wed–Sat 7:30pm

FEATURE SHOW

YEAR IN REVIEW DECEMBER 26–31, 2016 VENUE: The Improv Centre TIME: Mon–Fri 7:30pm; 9:15pm

December 31 7:30pm; 9:30pm & 11:15pm FEATURE SHOW

“It’s got honest-to-goodness competition, celebrity guests, and the world-class improv comedy the local company is known for.” —The Georgia Straight

“They say laughter is the cure for everything, so why not go to one of the funniest places in Vancouver?” VANCOUVER LOOKOUT

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” —Charlie Chaplin

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venues ANNEX, THE 823 Seymour St. 2nd Floor Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 604.665.3050 ANZA CLUB 3 W. Eighth Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8 604.876.7128 BLACKBIRD PUBLIC HOUSE, THE 905 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8 604.899.4456 BLUESHORE FINANCIAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THE 2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5 604.990.7810 CANADIAN MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH 1806 W. 15th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 2M3 604.731.3101 CASA MIA 1920 SW Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6P 6B2 CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1 604.984.4484 CENTRE STAGE AT SURREY CITY HALL [Surrey Civic Theatre] 13450 104th Ave. Surrey, BC V3T 1V8 604.501.5566 CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS [At UBC] 6265 Crescent Road Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 604.822.2697 CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL 690 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1 604.682.3848

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CTYP BEE STAGE 1411 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 604.669.3410 EMERALD, THE 555 Gore Ave. Vancouver, BC V6A 2Z6 604.559.8477 EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 604.927.6550

NEW WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8255 13th Ave. Burnaby, BC V3N 2G6 604.521.0111

ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH 100–1022 Nelson St. Vancouver, BC V6E 4S7 604.683.4574

NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE 950 W. 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 604.257.5111

ST. JOHN’S SHAUGHNESSY ANGLICAN CHURCH 1490 Nanton Ave. Vancouver, BC V6H 2E2 604.731.4966

ORPHEUM, THE 601 Smithe St. Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 604.665.3050

FRASERVIEW CHURCH 11295 Mellis Drive Richmond, BC V6X 1L8 604.270.4211

PACIFIC THEATRE 1440 W. 12th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8 604.731.5518

GATEWAY THEATRE [MainStage and Studio B] 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond, BC V7C 3V4 604.270.1812

POST AT 750, THE 110–750 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5 604.674.8110

GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH 2250 150th St. Surrey, BC V4A 9J3 604.531.5739

PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE 333 Chesterfield Ave. North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 604.990.3473

HERITAGE HALL 3102 Main St. Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7 604.879.4816

QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE 650 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6 604.665.3050

HISTORIC THEATRE [At The Cultch] 1895 Venables St. Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 604.251.1363

ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS & RECREATION CENTRE 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 604.713.1800

IMPROV CENTRE, THE 1502 Duranleau St. Vancouver, BC V6H 3W7 604.738.7013

RYERSON UNITED CHURCH 2195 W. 45th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6M 2J4 604.266.5377

KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave. West Vancouver, BC V7V 2G7 604.981.6335

SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE 677 Davie St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 604.606.6400

MAINSTAGE THEATRE AT BARD ON THE BEACH [Vanier Park] 1695 Whyte Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3 604.873.7000

SHADBOLT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 604.291.6864

ST. JOHN’S VANCOUVER ANGLICAN CHURCH 5350 Baillie St. Vancouver, BC V5Z 3M5 604.558.4400 STUDIO 16 1555 W. 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1 604.736.6979 STUDIO 58 THEATRE [At Langara College] 100 W. 49th Ave. Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6 604.323.5227 SURREY ARTS CENTRE 13750 88th Ave. Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 604.501.5566 VANCITY CULTURE LAB 1895 Venables St. Vancouver, BC V5L 2H6 604.251.1363 VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE 600 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 604.665.3050 WATERFRONT THEATRE 1412 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5 604.687.3005 WEST VANCOUVER UNITED CHURCH 2062 Esquimalt Ave. West Vancouver, BC V7V 1S4 604.922.9171 YORK THEATRE 639 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3 604.251.1363


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Artslandia Vancouver 2016–2017


>> Good thing the new smart fortwo can fit just about anywhere. Starting at $19,555. smart - a Daimler brand

1-855-586-4486 smart Centre Vancouver 550 Terminal Avenue Vancouver D#6276

vancouver.thesmart.ca smart Centre Boundary 3550 Lougheed Highway Vancouver D#6279

smart Centre North Vancouver 1375 Marine Drive North Vancouver D#6277

smart Centre Richmond 5691 Parkwood Way Richmond D#6278

smart Centre Surrey 15508-104 Avenue Surrey D#11013

Š2016 smart Canada, a Division of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. Model shown is 2016 smart fortwo. *Total price for the 2016 smart fortwo coupe is $19,555, which includes an MSRP of $17,300 plus freight/PDI of $1,495, dealer admin fee of $595, air-conditioning levy of $100, PPSA up to $45 and a $20.00 fee covering EHF tires, filters and batteries. Additional options, fees and taxes extra. Vehicle license, insurance, and registration are extra. Offer may change without notice. Dealer may lease or finance for less. See your authorized smart Centre for details or call smart Vancouver Customer Relations at 1-855-586-4491.

Artslandia Magazine Vancouver, BC 2016-2017  
Artslandia Magazine Vancouver, BC 2016-2017