Author Archive for Michelle Kim

Tasting Notes From the Vancouver International Wine Festival

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Tasting Notes From the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Taking place February 24-March4, 2018 contributor Michelle Kim shares her impressions, thoughts, and tasting notes from the 40th annual event in Vancouver.

Goh Ballet Nutcracker Review 2017

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In keeping with our yearly mother-daughter holiday tradition, my mother and attended The Nutcracker, and this time we saw Goh Ballet’s rendition, which was the most dynamic version of the ballet I have seen to date. Goh Ballet has been producing its version of The Nutcracker for the past 9 years. Principal dancers this year […]

Review of Ballet BC Program 3

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Program 3 marks the end of Ballet BC’s 30th year celebration with a trifecta of pieces choreographed by some of the world’s most innovative artists: Finnish-born Jorma Elo, Tel-Aviv-based Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, and BC Ballet’s Artistic Director, Emily Molnar. But what struck me with all three pieces was how the choreography of each […]

Review of Vancouver Opera’s Evita

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Admittedly, I am not an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. However, Vancouver Opera’s production of Evita is worth attending because it offers a very rare opportunity to see Broadway and West End stars perform in Vancouver: Caroline Bowman (Evita), who has spent last year performing in the Broadway Revival tour of Evita, and has also appeared […]

Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly

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I was introduced to Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at six years old. Well, sort of. My parents were watching some rendition was on television, but I wasn’t allowed to watch, which confused me because with a title like Madama Butterfly, it sounds like it’s made for little girls. I remember sitting in the next room […]

Review of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Presented by Ballet BC

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Though I’ve seen The Nutcracker every year for quite a few years now (and twice this month) it was only after watching Alberta Ballet’s rendition on Tuesday night (presented by BC Ballet), that I think I fully understood the ballet. There was a clarity and crispness to the dancers’ moves in how they communicated the […]