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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 »

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 »

Straight Jacket Winter: A moving account of that newcomer feeling

Théâtre la Seizième A.D. Esther Duquette explains the intricacies of her awarded play, and how her own move from Montreal to Vancouver inspired it. Moving to a new city is hard! Many of us have been there. Even when you’re able to situate yourself in a home and a job, you can still be nagged by a feeling of social ... Read More »