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MAY 1– JUNE 10


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MAY 1 & 3

MAY 26 & 27

Theatre Arts Outreach at Britannia

Musical Theatre Troupe

“CLOWNING AROUND”

“LUCKY STIFF”

Britannia Secondary School 1001 Cotton Dr., 5:00pm See page 8

Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island May 26, 2:00pm & 7:00pm May 27, 7:00pm See page 3

MAY 7–MAY 28 Early Learning Programs

MAY 27

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION

Theatre & Music

Arts Umbrella Lobby, Granville Island See page 6

MAY 10 & 15 Theatre Arts Outreach at Strathcona

“CSI: MOTHER GOOSE LAND” Strathcona Community Centre 601 Keefer St., 4:15pm See page 8

MAY 24 & 25 Junior Theatre Troupe

“THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: A FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT” Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 7:00pm See page 2

MAY 24 & 25 Senior Theatre Troupe

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 9:00pm See page 2

MAY 25 & 26

YEAR-END SHOWCASE Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 2:00pm See page 3

MAY 31–JUNE 2 BUSCHLEN MOWATT TEEN SCHOLARSHIP FINAL EXHIBITION Elliott Louis Gallery, 258 East 1st Ave. See page 7

MAY 31–JUNE 2 VISUAL, APPLIED & MEDIA ARTS EXHIBITION Elliott Louis Gallery, 258 East 1st Ave. See page 6

JUNE 8–10 Arts Umbrella Dance Program

DANCE RECITAL Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, B2 Level Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University 149 West Hastings St., 7:00pm See page 5

JUNE 9 Arts Umbrella Surrey

Arts Umbrella Dance Company

SHOWCASE

SEASON FINALE

Arts Umbrella South Surrey #116–15850 26 Avenue, Surrey 1:00pm–4:00pm See page 8

Vancouver Playhouse, Hamilton at Dunsmuir May 25, 8:00pm May 26, 2:00pm & 8:00pm See page 4

JUNE 9 Act One: Youth “OBJECTS

IN MIRROR ARE ALREADY HERE” Arts Umbrella South Surrey #116–15850 26 Ave., Surrey 1:00pm See page 3

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO

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Expressions is a very special time at Arts Umbrella. It is our chance as fellow students, parents and arts patrons to acknowledge the artistic learning and exploration that has happened in Arts Umbrella studios throughout the year. We are especially pleased to welcome students from our newest location in South Surrey in this year’s festivities. By participating in the various events, exhibitions and performances, you will be witness to the commitment and passion of Arts Umbrella students for their chosen mode of expression. You will also be supporting young citizens in their development of skills and abilities to ensure a healthy community of inspired adults in the future. The success of all Expressions events is due to the generous contributions of time, space, and funds from organizations, corporations, and individuals. It is with this continued generosity that we are able to present such a comprehensive festival showcasing the work of our students, year after year. Thank you for supporting arts learning in our community’s young artists. We hope you enjoy the festival!

Lucille Pacey, Arts Umbrella President & CEO

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THEATRE & MUSIC

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MAY 24 & 25 Junior Theatre Troupe

“THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: A FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT” By John Morley; based on The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 7:00pm Tickets: $12 Students/Seniors, $14 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under

MAY 24 & 25 Senior Theatre Troupe

“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” By William Shakespeare Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 9:00pm Tickets: $12 Students/Seniors, $14 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under

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EXPRESSIONS 2012

Mole meets Ratty and discovers a whole new world filled with exciting adventures. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?

Fairies, sprites, lovers, a duke, a king and queen of sorts, silly men, silly women, and a weaver transformed into a donkey. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”


MAY 26 & 27 Musical Theatre Troupe

“LUCKY STIFF” Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth

Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island May 26, 2:00pm & 7:00pm May 27, 7:00pm Tickets: Evening - $18 Students/Seniors, $20 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under Matinée - $12 Students/Seniors, $14 Adults, FREE Ages 5 and under

MAY 27 Theatre & Music

YEAR-END SHOWCASE Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island 2:00pm Tickets: $10 FREE Ages 5 and under

JUNE 9 Act One: Youth

“OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE ALREADY HERE” Arts Umbrella South Surrey #116–15850 26 Ave., Surrey 1:00pm Free admission Act One: Youth - Theatre Intensive is supported by the Youth Take Charge program at Canadian Heritage.

The life of an unassuming English shoe salesman takes a dramatic turn when he learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his murdered uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on one last trip to Monte Carlo. This goofy, darkly funny musical will have you laughing all the way to the casino!

Come celebrate with us as students of the Act One: Youth program, the Theatre Intensives and Musical Theatre Classes join the students of the Pre-Professional Theatre Program in sharing the fruits of this past year’s labours in a matinee performance for family and friends.

Seven young women begin a journey of self discovery and reflect as they tackle the transition of grade 7 to grade 8. Part of the Arts Umbrella Surrey Showcase. See page 8.

Tickets available at artsumbrella.com/expressions Also available at the door; cash or cheque only www.artsumbrella.com/expressions

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DANCE

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MAY 25 & 26 Arts Umbrella Dance Company

SEASON FINALE Vancouver Playhouse, Hamilton at Dunsmuir May 25, 8:00pm May 26, 2:00pm & 8:00pm Silent Auction May 26 Tickets: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Evening - $20 Students/Seniors, $30 Adults MatinĂŠe - $15 Students/Seniors, $25 Adults (Plus applicable service charges) Season Finale supported by: City of Vancouver

Professional Dance Program supporters include: Friends of AUDC, RBC Foundation, Team TELUS Charitable Giving Program

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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 such artists as: James Kudelka Aszure Barton Cherice Barton Lesley Telford Stephen Shropshire Simone Orlando Wen Wei Wang


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JUNE 8–10 Arts Umbrella Dance Program

DANCE RECITAL Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, B2 Level Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University 149 West Hastings Street, 7:00pm For ticket information, contact cpiroutz@artsumbrella.com or 604.681.5268 x264 Supported by: Ashia Mode Clothing

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.

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VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS

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MAY 7–28 Early Learning Programs

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION Arts Umbrella Lobby, Granville Island Reception, May 27 1:00pm–3:00pm Supported by: djavad mowafaghian foundation

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

Photo by Alan Gadsby

MAY 31–JUNE 2 VISUAL, APPLIED & MEDIA ARTS EXHIBITION Elliott Louis Gallery 258 East 1st Avenue Reception, June 2 1:00pm–4:00pm

Involving students from our visual, applied and media arts classes ranging from ages 6–19, this event showcases student work on the theme: BC’s endangered species. The Western Wilderness Committee will also be presenting information throughout the exhibit.

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MAY 31–JUNE 2 BUSCHLEN MOWATT TEEN SCHOLARSHIP FINAL EXHIBITION Elliott Louis Gallery 258 East 1st Avenue Opening Reception, May 31 5:00pm–7:00pm Supported by:

Lead artist and instructor Min Yoon, along with guest artists, Devon Knowles, Erica Stocking, Gwenessa Lam and Raymond Boisoly, has worked with students with the aim of exploring a wide spectrum of possibilities of creative development.

Buschlen Mowatt Foundation

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SURREY PROGRAMS JUNE 9 Arts Umbrella Surrey

SHOWCASE Arts Umbrella South Surrey #116–15850 26 Avenue, Surrey 1:00pm–4:00pm Supported by: Great-West Life, Lakewood Development, The Arne and Peggy Mathisen Family

Involving students ranging from ages 2-19, this interdisciplinary event showcases a range of creative possibilities. The theme this year is “My Community,” celebrating Arts Umbrella’s first year in the City of Surrey. Students have learned about and incorporated the art, culture and landscape of their community to their own artwork.

OUTREACH MAY 1 & 3 Theatre Arts Outreach at Britannia

“CLOWNING AROUND” Created by students of the program Britannia Secondary School 1001 Cotton Drive, 5:00pm

Enjoy an evening of amusement with original clown characters and scenarios created by the students of the program.

Supported by: Margaret and Gordon Davis, Face the World Foundation, Dana & John Montalbano

MAY 10 & 15 Theatre Arts Outreach at Strathcona

“CSI: MOTHER GOOSE LAND” Strathcona Community Centre 601 Keefer Street, 4:15pm

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EXPRESSIONS 2012

Did Humpty Dumpty fall... or was he pushed? Supported by: McLean Foundation, Dana & John Montalbano, 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 $50,000 and above Nina Bains Cassils & John Cassils – In memory of H. Mary Cassils Jim Burton Family Accessibility Initiative $20,000–49,999 The Arne and Peggy Mathisen Family Dana and John Montalbano Team TELUS Charitable Giving Program $10,000–19,999 Anonymous Margaret & Gordon Davis The Reitmayer Family $5,000–9,999 Julie & Jim Barron Nicole & Paul Geyer Darrell & David Mindell Catherine Van Alstine & Michael Woods

FOUNDATIONS $50,000 and above Carraresi Foundation Koerner Foundation $20,000–49,999 CKNW Orphans' Fund djavad mowafaghian foundation RBC Foundation $10,000–19,999 Buschlen Mowatt Foundation The Christopher Foundation Face the World Foundation The McLean Foundation Pitblado Foundation The Steve Nash Foundation West Coast Reduction/ Diamond Foundation GOVERNMENT $50,000 and above

CORPORATIONS $50,000 and above

$20,000–49,999 BC Arts Council City of Vancouver $20,000–49,999 Concord Pacific Development Inc. Great-West Life Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Lakewood Development $10,000–19,999 Adera Development Corporation Ashia Mode Clothing Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc. TELUS Vancouver Community Board Vancity

GIFT IN KIND $50,000 and above The Vancouver Sun 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. 271 so that we can make the correction.

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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, 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 www.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 2012 Festival Guide