Zoe Grams

Zoe Grams is principal at ZG Communications: a marketing agency working with publishers, not-for-profits and socially-conscious organizations. She has written about performing arts in both Canada and the UK.

Stories

A scene from The Bolshoi, a stunning, ritzy look at the complex life and work of ballerinas in Russia’s greatest dance company. (Submitted Photo)

Humanity illuminated in ambitious VIFF lineup

Canada may have just celebrated television victory with multiple Emmy awards for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but Vancouverites should turn their heads to the big screen for a cosmopolitan highlight of the calendar: Vancouver International Film Festival.

O Sanada 150M is an imaginative take on Canada 150. It is one of many stories featured as part of Generation Hot. (Submitted Photo)

Generation Hot spotlights climate change with new talent

Vancouver Fringe Festival is now underway and amidst the festivities and comedies, one innovative arts project is changing perceptions of tragedy: climate change and the impending (and already visited) environmental consequences.

A scene from Redpatch. (Mark Halliday Photo)

Redpatch illuminates untold history with bold, immersive plot

History may be written by the winners, but not all victors share the glory. During the First World War more than 4,000 Aboriginal soldiers fought under the Canadian flag. Relinquishing their status to enlist, they were fundamental to the Allied troops’ victory, but little is known, or celebrated, about their contribution.

Comedy dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

Slip some tickets under the tree for me

Standing amidst endless aisles of festive gift choices, you may ask yourself some important questions: Have you already bought your father everything MEC could possibly offer? (No) Will copious amounts of food be an acceptable gift rather than something more personal? (Yes) Is it acceptable to keep 30% of presents you purchase for yourself instead?

Holy Mo! A Christmas Show. (Handout)

An alternative Christmas theatre guide

Is the sugary coating of traditional Christmas activities already causing cavities? Amidst the traditional festive fare offered throughout the city this December, a number of unusual, avant-garde and downright cheeky shows offer an alternative way to celebrate the season.

Aaron Craven, founder of Mitch and Murray Productions, plays Kenny in the upcoming production of Lisa D'Amour's Detroit. (Handout Photo)

City of Glass Reflected in ‘Detroit’

After years of escalating prices and debate, Vancouver’s housing crisis is on everyone’s lips. It looks as much a part of the city as the mountain skyline – at least for now.