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August 2 - 13, 2011
KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK)
By Die Roten Punkte
Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘Hallo’ to your favourite new band, Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Indie Rock. Following sold out shows in New York, Montreal , Dublin and Edinburgh, the utterly dysfunctional siblings Otto and Astrid Rot return to Vancouver to unveil their eagerly anticipated third album, KUNST ROCK (ART ROCK).
September 21 - October 1, 2011
TRUE LOVE LIES
Written by Brad Fraser; Produced by Touchstone Theatre
Edmonton’s internationally notorious playwright, Brad Fraser, is back with an audacious and outrageous new comedy of bad manners. With the crackle of lightning fast one-liners, acidic exchanges and wickedly witty characters, this hilarious new play shatters our illusions about the “perfect” Canadian family.
September 21 – October 9, 2011
By Alley Theatre
Winner of the “Cultchivating the Fringe Award: 2010”
After a sold-out run at The Vancouver Fringe, Wicked Shorts now transforms The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab into a fully functioning “Culture Café”. From blind-dating to monster-mating, these four short, sweet and delectable plays are altogether hilarious, poignant and sure to surprise.
October 4 - 8, 2011
HEART AS ARENA
By Dana Gingras/Animals of Distinction
Heart As Arena, a new full-length work from Dana Gingras, explores ideas of receptivity, transmission and the secret language of electricity that animates heart, mind and muscle. This multimedia dance was born from direct experiences of love, longing, discomfort and displacement; from the distance between individuals – the paradoxes of intimacy, distance and our desire to communicate and be closer.
November 17 - December 17, 2011
Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
Created and performed by Ronnie Burkett
Commissioned by the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton) and co-commissioned by the National Arts Centre
Penny Plain is blind, but she hears plenty about the state of mankind. When her companion dog Geoffrey leaves to live as a man, Penny sits waiting for the world to end. But her vigil is interrupted by survivalists, a serial killer, a cross-dressing banker, talking dogs and mysterious strangers seeking sanctuary as Mother Earth reclaims her ground.
December 18 - 20, 2011
THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
By Brass Monkey Productions
Western Canada’s hippest holiday tradition comes to Vancouver! An enchanting musical version of Dickens’ tale, The Christmas Carol Project is a unique and captivating blend of classic literature and contemporary music. A perfect entertainment option for the whole family.
December 27, 2011 - January 21, 2012
WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett
Presented with Blackbird Theatre
Brilliant? Absurd? A lot of meaningless nonsense? Blackbird Theatre presents that play - Samuel Beckett's harrowing, funny, and deeply human masterpiece. The award-winning company behind 2009's smash hit Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? brings to life a seminal work of the 20th century where nothing happens...twice.
January 31 - February 4, 2012
By Toa Fraser
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
An ancient, cantankerous Fijan matriarch decides at four am one morning that her time is up. And so she orders her drunken grandson to organise a feast where she will name her successor in true Fijian tradition. As preparations ensue, the family begins to arrive while tensions unfold.
Presented with the support of Creative New Zealand.
February 7-11, 2012
By Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction, The Holy Body Tattoo)/The 605 Collective
Suffused with raw, unbridled energy, groove, ludic interaction and a hunger for movement, the dancers of The 605 Collective reclaim their animal bodies as a means of becoming fully human. Engaging with the push and pull of the group dynamic, while recognizing its interdependence, New Animal attempts to speak of otherness.
February 14 - 25, 2012
THE SILICONE DIARIES
By Nina Arsenault; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Nina Arsenault’s tour de force account of her transition from an awkward man into a jaw-dropping silicone bombshell; a process that spanned eight years, sixty surgical procedures and a lifetime of preparation. Blurring the lines between fake and real and playing with the tension between society’s presumed desire for authenticity and its demonstrated preference for the artificial, The Silicone Diaries provides us with a peek into the personal obsessions of those who are driven to transform their bodies. At the same time, it is a frank exploration of the contradictions associated with the quest for beauty.
February 18 - March 10, 2012
Adopted from the novel by Victor Hugo
Presented with & performed at Vancouver Playhouse
From the award-winning creators of Nevermore and Frankenstein. Lust, obsession, love and desire. A tormented priest, a beautiful dancer and the deformed bell ringer Quasimodo struggle to control a destiny that will ultimately destroy them all. A stunning, audacious musical take on Hugo’s enduring classic; the newest work from Catalyst Theatre.
February 28-March 10, 2012
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
Ignorance is a puppet documentary about prehistoric humanity – about the time when we lived in caves, before we invented Facebook, iPhones, or nagging senses of dissatisfaction. With much grunting, shrieking, and gnawing on bones, the Old Trouts will explain where we went wrong, and how we might find our way once again.
March 13 - 17, 2012
Les Productions Figlios
Winner of the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, Dance 2012
Elles is the expression of choreographer Serge Bennathan’s desire to be confronted once again by feminine strength, passion and depth. This work explores the visceral, raw physicality of women coming from different geographical points, bringing with them different approaches and languages of dance.
March 22 - 24, 2012
L’ORCHESTRE D'HOMMES-ORCHESTRES PERFORMS TOM WAITS
Presented with Capilano University
Armed with the colourful repertoire of uncategorizable American music icon Tom Waits, Quebec City’s L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres offer an event that is more of a carnival show or musical circus than just a concert. This bustling orchestra performs the music of Tom Waits using nearly 100 objects and invented instruments on stage.
April 10-21, 2012
THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
Produced by Pound of Flesh Theatre; Presented with Rumble Productions as part of the 2012 TREMORS Festival
Part court-room drama, part urban re-telling of myth, this searing look at history’s most infamous double-cross places Judas Iscariot on trial for betraying Christ. As biblical and historical witnesses take the stand, we are forced to re-examine old truths and consider what it means to forgive.
April 24-29, 2012
Choreographer Crazy Smooth brings together ten of Canada’s most talented performers to evoke the essential nature of pure street dance. Explosive dancing, heart-on-sleeve commitment and heroic attitudes bring urban culture’s street dance to the stage, showing audiences that hip hop is still a dynamic force in dance today.
May 1-12, 2012
By Carmen Aguirre; Nightswimming/Neworld Theatre
Blue Box presents Carmen Aguirre’s remarkable life as an underground revolutionary in Chile. It’s a story of terror, romance, fear and abandon that takes us from the dangerous mountain passes of Chile to the perilous roller coasters of Hollywood; from an ardent love affair with a TV star; to a passionate love for a revolutionary political movement that strove to free and change an entire nation.
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