As leaves begin to turn and rain starts to return, cherished indoor activities may help with the transition from endless summer days.
Brian Paterson studied acting at the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Ryerson University Theatre School. He is a partner at Murray Paterson Marketing Group, an arts and culture marketing agency in Vancouver.
Every September, an eclectic, chaotic and endlessly surprising maelstrom of independent theatre takes over the city in the form of Vancouver Fringe Festival. For the past 12 years, David Jordan has stood at the centre of it all as executive director.
There is something fundamentally human about staring at the night sky.
The year 1990 was a good vintage for Shakespeare in Vancouver.
There are endless treasures scattered through Stanley Park’s 1,000 acres: from meandering paths and secret ponds to beloved attractions like the miniature train and Vancouver Aquarium.
It’s finally summer in the city and Vancouver’s arts and culture scene will not be contained within walls.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival returns to the city next Thursday, kicking off a city-wide celebration of music’s endless capacity to inspire and enliven. During 11 dazzling days, the festival will light up Vancouver venues and public spaces with 300 performances that represent a kaleidoscopic spectrum of styles: jazz, reggae, folk, hi
This past week, signs of summer finally returned to the city. The sun was shining, patios were packed, and — perhaps most importantly — Bard on the Beach returned to Vanier Park.
In the world of theatre, shows don’t get much bigger than musicals.
Things are going to get a little weird next week, as rEvolver Theatre Festival pulls the trigger on its fifth annual outing.
There is nothing better than being in on a secret. This weekend, audiences can feel like part of an inside club with cozy, comedic performances in nooks across the city.
The city’s stages come alive with all manner of scandalous seducers, penitent prisoners, and manipulated murderers next week, as the first-ever Vancouver Opera Festival gets underway.
All children are born artists.
Capture Photography Festival kicks off its fourth year of festivities this Saturday, bringing its largest-ever celebration of lens-based art and still imagery. Throughout the month of April, more than 100 exhibitions, installations and special events will pop up in communities, galleries and public spaces across the Lower Mainland.
Early in my conversation with director Kim Collier, it became clear how it is difficult to describe Angels in America without rattling off long lists of adjectives (“Huge, epic, smart, powerful theatre,” she tells me).
Ballet BC is back on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre next week, celebrating the country’s 150th anniversary with a stellar line-up from local luminary choreographers.
The Vancouver International Dance Festival kicks off Wednesday night, launching into its 17th annual celebration of the kinetic and expressive art form.
Discoveries await musically adventurous Vancouverites this Saturday evening, in two concerts that bring unusual sounds and voices. The two programs reach across time and place to offer important questions about race, culture and diversity.
In addition to everything else, Shakespeare was a great adaptor. Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear all draw on existing writing; the histories of Rome and England gave us such plays as Julius Caesar, Richard III, and Antony and Cleopatra.
In the middle of a war zone, it must be a difficult thing to be a healer. This complexity is at the heart of The Fighting Season, an acclaimed three-person play that explores the experience of Canadian military medical personnel in Afghanistan.