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MAY 2– JUNE 16


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MAY 2

JUNE 6 & 7

Open Stage at Britannia

Senior Theatre Troupe

Britannia Secondary School, Room 105, 1001 Cotton Dr, 5pm See page 8

BY JOAN LITTLEWOOD Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, 9pm See page 2

MAY 6–JUNE 2

JUNE 8 & 9

Early Learning Programs

Musical Theatre Troupe

Arts Umbrella Lobby, Granville Island See page 6

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ; BOOK BY ROGER O. HIRSON Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island June 8, 2pm & 7pm June 9, 7pm See page 3

CIRCUS OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES...

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

MAY 21 Open Stage at Strathcona

TO TELL A TALE IN NEE BY HEATHER GOODWIN Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer St, 4:15pm See page 8

MAY 23 Open Stage at Strathcona

THE CASE OF THE BEWITCHED BOOKS

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR

PIPPIN

JUNE 7–9 Arts Umbrella Dance Program

DANCE RECITAL Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, 7pm See page 5

BY CLAIRE BOYKO Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer St, 4:15pm See page 8

JUNE 8

MAY 24 & 25

Arts Umbrella South Surrey, #116–15850 26 Avenue, Surrey 10am–6pm See page 7

Arts Umbrella Dance Company

SEASON FINALE Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St May 24, 8pm May 25, 2pm & 8pm See page 4

Arts Umbrella Surrey

INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, ANIMATION

JUNE 9 Theatre & Music

YEAR-END SHOWCASE

Visual, Applied & Media Arts

Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, 2pm See page 3

Maynards Gallery, 1837 Main Street, 10am–5pm See page 6

JUNE 15 & 16 BUSCHLEN MOWATT TEEN SCHOLARSHIP FINAL EXHIBITION

MAY 30–JUNE 1 A CIRCLE IS MORE THAN JUST A SHAPE

JUNE 6 & 7 Junior Theatre Troupe

PETER PAN

grunt gallery, #116–350 East 2nd Ave, 12pm–5pm See page 7

BY J. M. BARRIE Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island, 7pm See page 2

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inspire It starts with a spark ignited within, fuelled by community.

explore Limits are stretched, boundaries pushed, minds opened.

infuse Passions and reflections are steeped in individuality.

share Ideas become expressions that create connections, inspiration ignites again.

creativity is a journey.


THEATRE & MUSIC

JUNE 6 & 7 Junior Theatre Troupe

PETER PAN by J. M. Barrie Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 7pm Tickets: $14 Students/Seniors, $16 Adults FREE Ages 5 and under

JUNE 6 & 7 Senior Theatre Troupe

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR by Joan Littlewood Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 9pm Tickets: $14 Students/Seniors, $16 Adults

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EXPRESSIONS 2013

The everlasting classic account of two boys, and a girl, who follow Peter Pan into Never Land; where children never grow old, and where Captain Hook and his pirates are outwitted.

“Oh What A Lovely War” is a theatrical chronicle of the First World war told through the songs and documents of the period. Follow the Arts Umbrella Senior Theatre Troupe as they explore the Great War of the past through the lens of today’s clown.


JUNE 8 & 9 Musical Theatre Troupe

PIPPIN Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Roger O.Hirson Originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow; Directed on the Broadway stage by Bob Fosse

Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island June 8, 2pm & 7pm June 9, 7pm

“PIPPIN” is a hip, tongue-incheek, anachronistic fairy tale about a young prince who longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power.

Tickets: Evening - $15 Students/ Seniors, $18 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under Matinée - $14 Students/Seniors, $16 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under

JUNE 9 Theatre & Music

YEAR-END SHOWCASE Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 2pm Tickets: $12 FREE Ages 5 and under

JUNE 9 Act One: Youth

TOW THE LINE An original piece created by the Act One: Youth students Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 2pm

Join the students of the Year Long Intensive and Pre-Professional Theatre Programs in celebrating their year’s work! This includes a special showing of the Act One: Youth original piece “Tow the Line,” as well as performances by the Teen Musical Theatre class, the Youth, Teen, Musical Theatre and Show Choir Intensives and the Musical Theatre Troupe.

The story of 6 teenagers who reveal their secrets while waiting outside the school counselor’s office.

Tickets: $12

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DANCE

MAY 24 & 25 Arts Umbrella Dance Company

SEASON FINALE Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street May 24, 8pm May 25, 2pm & 8pm Tickets: artsumbrella.com/expressions Phone: 604.681.5268 Evening $20 Students/Seniors $30 Adults MatinĂŠe $15 Students/Seniors $25 Adults Season Finale supported by:

Venue sponsored by:

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EXPRESSIONS 2013

Arts Umbrella’s Season Finale is a celebration of a dance vision by some of the finest young dancers, collaborators, and choreographers in the world of dance. This year, Arts Umbrella is honoured to be presenting the works of artists such as Fernando Magadan, Lesley Telford and Walter Matteini. Professional Dance Program supporters include: Friends of AUDC, RBC Foundation, Team TELUS Charitable Giving Program


Photos: Michael Slobodian

JUNE 7–9 Arts Umbrella Dance Program

DANCE RECITAL Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, 7pm Tickets: artsumbrella.com/expressions Phone: 604.681.5268 Evening $27 Students/Seniors $31 Adults Venue sponsored by:

Celebrate the accomplishments of our young dancers over the past year as they perform in the Arts Umbrella Dance Recital. After weeks of rehearsal, students will showcase their talents in front of friends and family, performing dance pieces specially choreographed by their instructor.

Supported by: Ashia Mode Clothing

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VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS

MAY 6–JUNE 2 Early Learning

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION Arts Umbrella Lobby, Granville Island FREE

A group exhibition of the work of Arts Umbrella’s youngest visual artists (ages 2-6). The Arts Umbrella Granville Island lobby will be transformed into a menagerie of 2D and 3D masterpieces, reminiscent of the Salon de Paris Exhibitions.

MAY 30–JUNE 1 Visual, Applied & Media Arts

A CIRCLE IS MORE THAN JUST A SHAPE Maynards Gallery 1837 Main Street, 10am–5pm Reception: June 1, 2pm–5pm FREE

Involving students from our visual, applied and media arts classes ranging from ages 6–19, this event showcases a range of creative possibilities! Venue sponsored by: Maynards Gallery

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JUNE 15 & 16 Visual & Media Arts

BUSCHLEN MOWATT TEEN SCHOLARSHIP FINAL EXHIBITION grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2nd, 12-5pm Reception: June 15, 3pm–5pm FREE Venue sponsored by: grunt gallery Supported by: Buschlen Mowatt Foundation

It’s been another exciting year for the Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program! Lead artist and Instructor Min Yoon, brings her international experience to the Program while inviting guest artists to conduct workshops based on their own professional art practice, enlarging the students’ perceptions.

SURREY PROGRAMS JUNE 8 INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, ANIMATION Arts Umbrella South Surrey, #116–15850 26 Avenue, Surrey 10am–6pm FREE Supported by:

Arts Umbrella in South Surrey opens its doors to our families and community in celebration of the creative work of our students and staff. “Inspiration, Imagination, Animation” is a day long exhibition that includes work from all of our students from the Parent & Me classes through to our teen visual and performing arts programs. Supported by: Julie & James Barron, The Arne and Peggy Mathisen Family, Lakewood Development, Canucks for Kids Fund, PORT Fundraising Gala 2012, Vancouver Foundation, Sidoo Family Giving, Great-West Life

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OUTREACH MAY 2 Open Stage at Britannia

CIRCUS OF THE DEAD AND OTHER STORIES... Created by students of the program Britannia Secondary School, Room 105, 1001 Cotton Drive, 5pm FREE Supported by:

MAY 21 Open Stage at Strathcona

TO TELL A TALE IN NEE by Heather Goodwin Strathcona Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 601 Keefer Street, 4:15pm FREE

The students of the Open Stage at Britannia program perform an original play about the relationships of small time circus performers after the loss of one of their own as well as a collection of original monologues and clown pieces. Supported by: Cirque du Soleil, Margaret & Gordon Davis

Wanted: a good storyteller. Grand prize: your weight in gold! Supported by: Cirque du Soleil, McLean Foundation, Dana & John Montalbano, Nicole & Paul Geyer, Pitblado Foundation

Supported by:

MAY 23 Open Stage at Strathcona

THE CASE OF THE BEWITCHED BOOKS by Claire Boyko Strathcona Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 601 Keefer Street, 4:15pm FREE Supported by:

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EXPRESSIONS 2013

Disgruntled witches cast a temporary spell on fairy tales‌ Supported by: Cirque du Soleil, McLean Foundation, Dana & John Montalbano, Nicole & Paul Geyer, Pitblado Foundation


OUR SUPPORTERS Arts Umbrella relies on support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government to bring the best in arts programming to Metro Vancouver children. A heartfelt thanks to all supporters for the vital role they play in funding innovative programs, year after year. INDIVIDUALS $20,000 – $49,999 The Arne and Peggy Mathisen Family Sidoo Family Giving Team TELUS Charitable Giving Program $10,000 – $19,999 Nina Bains Cassils & John Cassils In memory of H. Mary Cassils Margaret & Gordon Davis Nicole & Paul Geyer Dana and John Montalbano The Reitmayer Family $5,000 – $9,999 Julie & James Barron Darrell & David Mindell Catherine Van Alstine & Michael Woods CORPORATIONS $50,000 and above BMO Financial Group HSBC Bank Canada PORT Fundraising Gala (2012) Rio Tinto Alcan Westminster Savings $20,000 – $49,999 CIBC Concord Pacific Development Inc. Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Lakewood Development $10,000 – $19,999 Adera Development Corporation Ashia Mode Clothing Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. Great-West Life Polygon Homes Ltd. Teck Resources Ltd. Wesgroup

$20,000 – $49,999 The Christopher Foundation CKNW Orphans’ Fund Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Vancouver Foundation West Coast Reduction/Diamond Foundation $10,000 – $19,999 Buschlen Mowatt Foundation Pitblado Foundation The McLean Foundation GOVERNMENT $100,000 and above We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia $20,000 – $49,999 BC Arts Council City of Surrey $10,000 – $19,999 City of Vancouver GIFT IN KIND $100,000 and above The Vancouver Sun $50,000 – $99,999 Cirque du Soleil Cossette The Globe and Mail *Every effort has been made to ensure this list is complete and accurate. If you have noticed an error or omission, please accept our sincere apologies and phone 604.681.5268 ex. 249 so that we can make the correction. Arts Umbrella programs are made possible by the generosity of all our donors, and we gratefully accept donations at any level.

FOUNDATIONS $50,000 and above Canucks for Kids Fund RBC Foundation

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Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit organization for arts education for young people, reaching thousands of children and youth annually through tuition-based programming, free outreach programs and school performances. With innovative instruction in dance, theatre, music and visual and media arts, Arts Umbrella caters to kids of all artistic interests and skill levels—from pre-school to advanced pre-professional training. Arts Umbrella is committed to making arts education accessible, especially for children and youth in underserved neighbourhoods. Many students access Arts Umbrella through bursaries and outreach programs offered free of charge. Please consider making a gift at artsumbrella.com.

ABOUT EXPRESSIONS A collection of inspired performances, showcases and exhibitions comes together to create Arts Umbrella’s yearly festival of the arts. Expressions is an opportunity to celebrate young artists and their arts learning from the past year. Every discipline, every class, and virtually every Arts Umbrella student from Spring session has work represented, allowing them to take pride in their accomplishments, and share that pride with family, friends, and the broader public. Print sponsor:

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Expressions Festival 2013 Guide