ballet

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.

Ballet BC's Encore receives an encore

Three Ballet BC favorites bring audience to their feet for a standing ovation.

Say goodbye to N/Movember in style with sweet events this weekend

Going to Candytown? Movember Gala? Alternative fashion wknd? We got them covered - and so should you.

Ballet BC's 25th anniversary celebration

Ballet BC's 25th Anniversary Celebration is decidedly au courant and refreshingly contemporary. Ballet BC with an edge, if you will.

Natalie Portman: from Black Swan to rehab?

It won her an Academy Award, Best Actress, but, according to Bang Showbiz News, Natalie Portman feels that she should have gone into rehab after filming Black Swan. The intensity of the...

Why Natalie Portman won Best Actress for Black Swan at the Oscars

Natalie Portman's portrayal of an artist in pursuit of perfection deserves an Oscar.

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....

The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void

England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)

Waste Land, Vision and a Festival of new films from Europe

Can art change people? Waste Land asks the question but does it deliver? (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed

Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)