Over the Ridge Premieres at the Massey Theatre

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Massey Theatre presents the world premiere of Over the Ridge on April 13, 2024. The production explores the misconceptions and reflections on the Battle of Vimy Ridge by The Fugitives in collaboration with Jacob Williams.

The Fugitives
The Fugitives. Photo Credit: Kevin Clark.

Over the Ridge at the Massey Theatre

  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
  • Location: Massey Theatre (735 8th Ave, New Westminster)
  • Tickets: Available for purchase online from $45

In 2020, Vancouver acoustic folk-roots group The Fugitives released Ridge, a musical storytelling film that examined the WWI Canadian soldier experience during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was named a Top 10 Arts Event of the Year by The Globe and Mail, and spawned the JUNO-nominated album Trench Songs.

In this world premiere of Over the Ridge, The Fugitives – headed by songwriters Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn along with Christopher Suen (banjo) and Carly Frey (violin) – collaborate with choreographer and Ballet BC dancer Jacob Williams to expand this narrative through dance. 

Over the Ridge explores the misconceptions and offers reflections on the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The story is told through direct address, historical readings, dance, and new re-imaginings of the songs WWI soldiers wrote in the trenches.

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Developed in partnership with the Massey Theatre Society, with help from Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella, Over the Ridge adds original contemporary dance to storytelling, spoken word and live music, resulting in a kinetic ride through history that delves into our strong connection to the past and passionately argues against the exploitation of young lives.

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6 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. KarenFriday, March 15th, 2024 — 12:54pm PDT

    My husband and I would love to attend.

  2. Jason BFriday, March 15th, 2024 — 12:54pm PDT

    Something I can actually go to see.

  3. Sandra RankineFriday, March 15th, 2024 — 1:33pm PDT

    I’d live to take my brother

  4. Stephen MFriday, March 15th, 2024 — 10:02pm PDT

    Sounds thought provoking.

  5. AmilFriday, March 15th, 2024 — 10:23pm PDT

    Looks very interesting

  6. EileenSunday, March 17th, 2024 — 1:43pm PDT

    Would love to attend!

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