Earlier this week I had the opportunity to tour ArtStarts on Richards, just off Robson. This is the headquarters of a province-wide not-for-profit program to bring schools together with local artists through performances, programs, and exhibitions. Founded in 1996, ArtStarts programs have reached half a million students each year and in 2006 they became the […]
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April 29th is International Dance Day as initiated by UNESCO back in 1982, the date commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), regarded as the founder of modern ballet. This year Vancouver’s Dance Centre is celebrating with a series of public performances and events around the downtown core. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr The […]
It’s Ballet BC’s 25th anniversary and they will celebrate by presenting a collection of world premiere performances next week. “We are delighted to be bringing our Vancouver audiences an exciting evening of new works by Canadian and Ballet BC alumni. We are also honoured to be collaborating with one of Canadaâ€™s leading chamber orchestras, The […]
The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting several special exhibits and events throughout the next few months in honor of Vancouver’s 125th birthday (which is tomorrow, April 6th). Source: Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibits Until May 2011: WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City This exhibition examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas […]
BC Arts and Culture Week is taking place April 10th to 16th, 2011 presented by ArtStarts and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils. Having recently spent a few days in Toronto for the Canadian Arts Summit I’m even more determined to promote and highlight community arts events for all. Now in its 12th year, this […]
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: […]