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Gravity & Other Myths’ Jascha Boyce: A Simple Space

What does Jascha Boyce love best about performing?  “Looking out into the audience while standing three people high in the air to see the looks of fear, utter enjoyment and awe, simultaneously, on the faces of the crowd.” Near-levitation is all in a day’s work for an acrobat with Gravity & Other Myths, an Australian company who’ll be in Vancouver ... Read More »

Misty Copeland: A Ballerina’s Tale

The world has fallen in love with Misty Copeland, “the ballerina that could.” From her recent campaign with Under Armour, I WILL WHAT I WANT, to her countless magazine covers and guest television appearances, it is true–Copeland may just be the world’s most famous present-day ballerina. As American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer, she is fearless woman who has ... Read More »

Love, Deception & Tragedy Take Centre Stage at the Vancouver Opera with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto

Love, deception, and tragedy take centre stage at the Vancouver Opera this fall, with the opening of the Italian masterpiece Rigoletto. Upon completion of this piece in 1851, renowned Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi added to his reputation as one of the most sought after composers of the 19th century. This piece follows the heartbreaking tale of Rigoletto, a father caught ... Read More »

#ArtslandiaTheatre – The Best Laid Plans: a Musical

The Best Laid Plans: a Musical brings satire and Canadian politics to the forefront, all in singsong form. The show, based on Terry Ellis’ award winning novel of the same name, follows political strategist Daniel, hellbent on ruining his own career by convincing an irascible Scotsman with nothing to lose to run in an election he has no chance 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 »