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DanceHouse Producer Jim Smith sheds light on Hervé Koubi’s ‘What the day owes to the night’

Upon his father’s deathbed, choreographer Hervé Koubi learned late in his 25th year that his family’s origins were not from France but Algeria. This dramatic revelation opened the door to Africa for him in a poetic quest of rediscovery and search for his family’s roots. As part of this journey, Koubi auditioned dancers to create a work that would reveal ... Read More »

A spring gala and CD release party: Phoenix Chamber Choir’s new and heartfelt gift

Phoenix Chamber Choir is set to host From Our Hearts To Yours, a celebratory gala at Heritage Hall. Experience a twofold evening of exceptional choral music—a choral concert at the event and a copy of the choir’s newest CD to take home with you. Whether you’re a long-standing supporter and patron of Phoenix, or new to the Phoenix family, director Graeme Langager’s sends along his personal invitation. “I am ... Read More »

Paul Robeson must’ve known something, ’cause his life and songs just keep rolling along

Call Mr. Robeson is the life and songs of Paul Robeson brought to the stage. Playwright and performer Tayo Aluko shares his vision with Artslandia. Written by Jasmine Proctor. Paul Robeson was a performer and activist who carried and projected a message of equality, justice, and love. His charm and vision stood as a message against oppression and racism—a message that still ... Read More »

Director’s Notes: Margo Kane & Corey Payette

Seventeen years after writing Moonlodge, Margo Kane is now passing her work into the hands of two of Canada’s brightest upcoming theatre artists. Directed by Corey Payette, Moonlodge will, for the first time, be performed by a different actor, Paula-Jean Prudat. Can you tell us a bit about the story? MK: Moonlodge tells the story of a young girl named Agnes who was removed from ... Read More »

8 must-see Plays: Christmas in Artslandia

  Here at Artslandia, we’re tingling and jingling with anticipation of watching holiday magic unfurl onstage, and letting holiday carols carry us away. Here’s a short list of holiday plays we’re eager to see. Christmas Queen 3 | Vancouver TheatreSports League The holidays will be a real drag—in the best way possible—with The Christmas Queen, a mouthy grande dame bent ... Read More »