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Cirque du Soleil review

From German wheels and Chinese yo-yos to aerial hoops, eye popping balancing acts and an intensely difficult, multi-layered jump rope sequence, Cirque du Soleil's acroabts perform seemingly...

Cruceta Flamenco and Khambata Dance at the VIDF

Passion and intensity reign in Spain's Cruceta Flamenco, while Seattle contemperary company Khambatta Dance Companies turn the ordinary to extraordinary.

Partying with Boomers, Watching Thread by Margie Gillis and a whole lot of Screaming Chickens

March is jam-packed full of diverse and exciting events including partying with youth + boomers, celebrating the festival of colors, watching engaging theatre, and even TWEETING! We will...

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration infuses vitality into Vancouver arts

In 2005, the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) held a short, one-day event in Vancouver. Over the last six years, the society has grown to a week-long festival, and is the...

Deborah Dunn's "Trial & Eros" to feature T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets at Vancouver International Dance Festival

Ms. Dunn’s description of “Trial & Eros” isn’t much help. But let’s think of it as the art of building suspense—nearly as obscure and provocative as T. S. Eliot's poetry itself.

Fearless dancers tear up the stage at Chutzpah!

Choreographers/performers Kevin O’Day, Luches Huddleston, Jr., and Robert Glumbeck, and choreographer Roberto Campanella have created a piece that speaks to a voice never heard from in dance: the...

Hard Times Hit Parade, Remixology, Eco Fashion Week and a lot more

Amazing theatre, music, chance to make your voice heard, listen to some naked voices, remix other voices and see the latest in eco-fashion.

Ballet BC's Volo

Ballet BC is on fire. Volo, the company’s latest evening of contemporary ballet, delights its audience with four exciting dance works from some of the world’s most cutting edge choreographers....

2010 Olympic Games one year anniversary in Vancouver

It was just a year ago that Vancouver played host to the world for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now, one year later, let's remember and relive the moments that once brought us all...

Lady Gaga meets Marie Antoinette with fashion, music, and art at EVOLUTION

For the benefit of A Loving Spoonful, EVOLUTION will feature North American musical performers and dancers, such as House of La Douche