• Posted May 14th, 2015 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    When I tell people “I’m off to the ballet tonight” I’m pretty sure this is not what they imagine: brutal, tense and alien, Ballet BC’s RITE is not for the faint of heart.

  • Posted April 30th, 2015 by Allyson McGrane · Vancouver

    Welcome to #ragingagainstthemachine presented @FoxCabaret by the incomparable @david_pay & @musiconmain.

    Tonight's show features @Paramirabo & @Thinedge_music playing @SteveReich, Andriessen & new works. #ragingagainstthemachine #musiconmain
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  • Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Allyson McGrane · Vancouver

    The Canadian premiere of Post Secret: The Show is happening at the Firehall Arts Centre. With a cast of three plus a guitarist, the show promises an exploration of the worldwide phenomenon that is found online at postsecret.com. Below you'll find Twitter commentary and interactions about the performance on opening night. 

  • Posted December 13th, 2014 by Allyson McGrane · Vancouver

    This year Music on Main is bringing us a December celebration of music for the winter solstice. Featuring five musicians with two world premieres, the evening is intended as the first of many annual winter solstice concerts. Happening at Heritage Hall, there is a feeling of warmth and gathering on when the days grow short and the nights so long.

  • Posted December 6th, 2014 by Allyson McGrane · Vancouver

    The premiere performance of Nightmare Before the Nutcracker is happening at Vancouver's own Rio Theatre on December 5 and 12.  Meant as an alternative, Gothic take on the Christmas classic, this performance features a mash-up of music, burlesque, circus and Tim Burton characters. For adults only.

  • Posted December 4th, 2014 by Allyson McGrane · Vancouver

    Things near + far premiered last night at the Firehall Arts Centre. Created by a trio of mid-career dance artists (Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan and Ron Stewart), the show features two pieces.

  • Posted December 2nd, 2014 by Allyson McGrane ·

    The 102nd Grey Cup was played on Sunday in Vancouver. The Calgary Stampeders won the game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Though it started out slow, by the second half all the fans (and people watching on television across the country) were treated to an exciting match between two determined teams. And those fans had a GREAT time!

  • Posted December 1st, 2014 by Allyson McGrane ·

    And December 1 is here! There is a lot to choose from for holiday performances in Vancouver this year.

  • Posted November 8th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    Ballet BC’s performances are always a pleasure, but No. 29 playing Nov 6-8 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre literally left me speechless. Each of the three pieces within the production was completely different, but there was a theme, a through-line of tension that built throughout the evening and culminated in resounding applause.

  • Posted November 7th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    The Four Horsemen Project is a “multi-disciplinary extravaganza” based on the work of four experimental poets from Toronto in the 80s who called themselves the Four Horsemen. The production is certainly psychedelic. And dated. Experimental poetry is fun, but it is no longer new enough to warrant a 90 minute production without something else to hold our interest.

  • Posted November 5th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    Don’t miss Stickboy, a contemporary opera written by Neil Weisensel and Shane Koyczan playing at the Vancouver Playhouse Oct 23 – Nov 7.


  • Posted October 28th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    You don’t have to be a fan of the Evil Dead films to enjoy this musical spoof playing at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, but you are going to feel a little left out if you’re not. The best thing about the evening was being surrounded by enthusiasts, on stage and off, everyone there was committed to having a silly, gory, geeky, good time.

  • Posted September 19th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, directed by Roy Surette, is a play about distance. But perhaps not, perhaps it's about journey. Or perhaps it's about how we're all closer than we thought.

  • Posted September 14th, 2014 by Mary Bennett · Vancouver

    The promo says it’s a sci-fi version of the fairytale Puss ‘n’ Boots. In both stories, a son inherits a cat from his father. Disappointed at first, it turns out, in both cases to be a smart cat and a good deal after all. As a love story, Puss: Reboot is summarized as: Boy meets cyborg. Boy loses memory. Cyborg wakes up and leaves.

  • Posted September 14th, 2014 by Lisa Barrett · Vancouver

    23 people from interdisciplinary arts studies have collaborated to create this interesting site-specific performance.