Things are going to get a little weird next week, as rEvolver Theatre Festival pulls the trigger on its fifth annual outing.
Brian Paterson studied acting at the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Ryerson University Theatre School. He is head of digital at Laura Murray PR, an arts and culture marketing agency in Vancouver.
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.
Britain brexited, Trump won and your favourite musician died. There’s no doubt about it: 2016 has been rough.
Of all the tales we tell at this time of year, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the finest: a deeply human story of redemption; a reminder that compassion, generosity, and joy can transform both ourselves and the world around us.
With Christmas just one month away, Vancouver theatre companies are diving head first into the holidays. City stages will soon be spilling over with an advent calendar’s worth of storybook stalwarts, colourful cartoons, and glowering ghosts. The tales they tell range from beloved seasonal favourites to edgy spins on Christmas classics.
“It’s kind of a whirlwind,” I’m told by 28-year old Kevin Bennett, one of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming directors.
A book is a magical thing. With ink and paper, it can transport us to far corners of the world. It can open windows into the past. And it can allow us to walk for miles in a stranger’s shoes.
From Frights Nights to haunted houses to killer clown corn mazes, there is no shortage of thrills and chills available to Lower Mainlanders in October. This year, frightening theatrical productions are one of the hottest trends of the season, taking audiences far beyond the traditional theatre walls.
With the wild and wacky antics of Fringe Festival now concluded, you might think normalcy would return to Granville Island.
The Spanish have a word to describe the fierce spirit and artistry that lies at the heart of flamenco: Duende.
Every year waves of Fringe Festivals sweep across Canada. Beginning in Montreal in May, the shows gain momentum through Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and more, before ultimately breaking in Vancouver.