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Voice-controlled, live experimental music: Q+A with Andrea Young

What do you like most about experimental and new music? Andrea Young: I like most that it is actually an experiment, which is still somewhat rare within the genre! When the music is truly experimental—within the concepts, form and performance—there are always great surprises. Although the process and performance may be quite a bumpy ride, it’s the most exciting aspect ... Read More »

A Risk Worth Taking | Notes by Richard Wolfe — Pi Theatre

When I first read Long Division, Peter Dickinson’s new script, it grabbed me. It felt fresh and innovative. Not only does it have a bold formal structure that’s unlike anything I’d read in the past few years, the play’s content is deeply relevant. It fits the profile of a Pi show—intellectually alive and emotionally charged. Long Division is a multimedia, ... Read More »

Vancouver Opera’s ‘Hansel & Gretel’ enhances the classic with fanciful puppets

Vancouver Opera’s ‘Hansel & Gretel’ enhances the classic with fanciful puppets. Written by A.L. Adams. A deerlike body wears the face of an old man. A bearlike being smiles with a thorny underbite. A primeval-beaked bird rustles a sparse shock of red feathers. The puppets that will star in Vancouver Opera’s Hansel & Gretel provide the first clue that this ... Read More »

Ballet BC’s Fugaz: Fear of death meets love of dance

Ballet BC’s Fugaz: Fear of death meets love of dance. Choreographer-in-residence Cayetano Soto shares his personal vision with Artslandia. Written by Charlotte Priest. The hauntingly beautiful music of Handel beckoned from the studio at the Scotiabank Dance Centre where Ballet BC dancers rehearse. Stepping out during a short 15-minute break, Artslandia caught up with the company’s choreographer-in-residence Cayetano Soto. Gracious ... Read More »

Q+A with Ages of the Moon director John Cooper

Sam Shepard’s plays are distinctly of the West, rooted in dreams and longings we all recognize—for family, home, and self-understanding—but moving to their own rhythm. Shepard captures what it feels like to be human: The good, bad, ugly and profoundly beautiful. We chatted with Director John Cooper about his direction of Shepard’s moving and meditative play, Ages of the Moon. What drew ... Read More »