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Artslandia Q & A: Six Questions for Vancouver Opera’s Creative Team (on Rigoletto)

Artslandia’s Emma Warford asked VO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Tom Wright, and Director Nancy Hermiston six questions about Vancouver Opera’s staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. EW: Can you describe the process that goes into selecting a performance for an upcoming season? What makes Rigoletto a great season opener? TW: Good question! It is a complicated process selecting a season. It requires a balance of ... Read More »

Artslandia Q & A: Six questions for The Dance Centre’s Executive Director, Mirna Zagar

The popular noon series, Discover Dance!, offers informative and inspiring shows by BC-based dance companies and combines performance, question-and-answer sessions with the artists, and sometimes even audience participation. Artslandia’s Rebecca Karpus asks The Dance Centre’s ED Mirna Zagar six questions about the series. RK: How did Discover Dance! come to be? Can you share some of its history? MZ: Discover Dance! began in 2002, ... Read More »

Chor Leoni Idol 2015

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Artslandia Q & A: Seven Questions for Ethos Collective

  On May 24th, the ETHOS COLLECTIVE will take the stage for a thrilling concert that is sure to make you feel ear-to-ear happy. The following is our Artslandia interview with Ethos Collective members Samantha Fu (SF), Timothy Van Cleave (TVC), Kathryn Lee (KL), and Katie Rife (KR). What makes you excited about this music? SF: It is unexpected and surprising. ... Read More »

Q & A with Pro Musica’s Cameron Catalano

The 2015 SONIC BOOM FESTIVAL kicks off March 25 and we asked Pro Musica’s very own Cameron Catalano a few questions about what we can expect. The festival returns for its 28th year of contemporary classical music. This truly unique musical experience runs for 5 days, from March 25-29, in two acoustically beautiful venues on Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver, ... Read More »