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Spa at the Four Seasons Seattle: My Oxygen Facial


Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 — 10:14am PST
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After our heavily caffeinated drive from Vancouver to Seattle, and after quickly taking in our room’s stunning 10th floor ocean-front view as the light change across the Pacific Northwest sky, Rebecca and I were quickly whisked downstairs to the hotel spa for some much needed rest and relaxation. A girls getaway isn’t complete and without […]

Review: Ballet BC Presents Miami City Ballet


Friday, February 20th, 2015 — 7:05am PST
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This weekend, for the first time in the company’s history, Ballet BC presents Miami City Ballet, and their interpretation of some of George Balanchine’s most famous works: Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements, and Ballo della Regina. Review: Ballet BC Presents Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet dancers in Serenade.Choreography by George Balanchine © The George […]

Review of The Nutcracker by Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Saturday, December 13th, 2014 — 8:48am PST
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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker, presented by Ballet BC, is a beautiful, big-hearted performance that retains aspects from the original’s German and Russian traditions, while being very relevant to a Vancouver audience by being set in Canada, at the turn of the 20th Century, just before WWI. Photo courtesy of Ballet BC. RWB Company Photo […]

Stickboy at Vancouver Opera


Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 — 10:28am PST
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“It was intense,” my niece told me this morning when I asked her about the show last night. I took her to see Stickboy at Vancouver Opera, which was composed by Neil Weisensel and written by Shane Koyczan. Given my general knowledge of the libretto — based on Koyczan’s powerful book about a boy who, […]

Ballet BC Grace Symmetry Review


Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 — 8:19am PST
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On Thursday night Ballet BC, in collaboration with Turning Point Ensemble, presented the first of three performances of Grace Symmetry at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The performance features live music by Turning Point Ensemble, a local chamber ensemble whose repertoire specializes in music composed in the past 100 years and who is known for its […]

Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker


Sunday, December 29th, 2013 — 2:59pm PST
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I’ve seen The Nutcracker a couple of times with my mother, whether performed on stage or on TV (it’s a mother-daughter Christmas tradition) and we both agree that the rendition by Alberta Ballet, now playing at the Queen Elizabeth theatre, choreographed by Edward Stripe with live music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is by far […]