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In a spirit of collaboration: Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia prepare for their Earth Day performance

Can you tell us how Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia connected? What was your first encounter like? How long did it take before you knew that you wanted to collaborate by having both musicians and dancers on stage? Astrid Sherman: I first met Clyde at the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration in 2006. His Orchestra was playing and we were dancing, though ... Read More »

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 »

Opening Night Fever: Romeo & Juliet with a twist

This Valentine’s Edition of Small Stage is the classic Romeo & Juliet story with a genre-blending, gender-bending, time-transcending twist. We asked each of the dancers to tell us about their typical day of opening night and about their work. To start, can you tell us about your piece in just three words? Then feel free to add a few more. Joshua Beamish: ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Amber Funk Barton, Dancer

How does your day start on opening night? Amber Funk Barton: It’s imperative that I get a solid eight hours of sleep. I usually get up with my husband, drink coffee, watch the news, see him off to work, and then hunker down to tackle emails. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? AFB: The last five minutes before I go onstage ... 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 »