Archive of posts tagged "arts"

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Wonderland

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (“RWB”) is bringing a modern version of Alice’s Wonderland across the country this month, stopping in Vancouver for shows March 24th until the 27th. “This is not your grandmother’s Wonderland,” said Principal dancer Tara Birtwhistle during our telephone interview. She’s currently rehearsing in-studio with the company before the tour. Photo credit: […]

Chutzpah! Festival 2011

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Chutzpah! Festival is currently underway presenting dozens of performances from dance and blues to plays and classes. The diversity and high calibre of the performances from across Canada and internationally will continue to inspire audiences with their artistry, skill and dedication. We continue to throw open the doors to welcome artists from around the […]

Finding Top Family Arts Destinations with VancouverMom

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s another big year for Vancouver as the city celebrates 125 years since its incorporation and to boot, it has been designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. This means we can expect public celebrations, exhibits, performances and more throughout the year (many of which are already listed on the CelebrateVancouver125 website). In honor […]

New Terry Fox Memorial at BC Place

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning Premier Gordon Campbell, author and artist Douglas Coupland, and Terry’s parents gathered to unveil Coupland’s design for the new Terry Fox Memorial at BC Place. Artist: Douglas Coupland. Illustration by: David Weir, Mauricio Pommella, Douglas Coupland. “In creating this piece, I wanted to ensure we captured the very essence of what Terry’s run […]

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of downtown’s hidden gems is the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, just off Georgia, on Hornby Street. Here you’ll find a breathtaking collection of Reid’s art that varies from wire sculptures and a diamond necklace, to tribute carvings and statues. I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour from Bill’s […]