Among the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's 450+ members are artists, performance groups and cultural workers at museums, theatres, concert venues, community organizations, professional associations and more. Here's what some of them are up to this week.
With Trump’s recent Twitter boast that his “nuclear button” is “much bigger” than North Korea’s, nuclear obliteration seems likelier than ever. Vancouver Art Gallery's exhibition, drawn primarily from the permanent collection and curated by UBC’s John O’Brian, brings together paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and films that deal with this dark subject matter. The line up of 30 artists includes Gathie Falk, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Kiyooka, Bruce Nauman and Robert Rauschenberg.
(Vancouver: Mar. 3-Jun. 17)
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Check out 56 films created by women from around the world at Vancity Theatre. Programmers are stoked about Tidal Traces—an immersive virtual reality work by Nancy Lee and choreographer Emmalena Fredriksson that transports viewers into the dance piece itself.
(Vancouver: Mar. 6-11)
2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival
When VIDF started 30 years ago, it presented three shows. This year, the festival spans three weeks of performances by internationally-celebrated artists and local favourites. New York’s acclaimed Shen Wei Dance Arts, the headlining act, moves like beautiful calligraphy to create otherworldly dreamscapes. With free shows at SFU Woodward's and Roundhouse Theatre. (Vancouver: Mar. 1-24)
Incite: New Voices of CanLit
Vancouver Writers Fest, presenters of the free, bi-monthly Incite series, describe this line-up as “the most anticipated, new voices in CanLit.” Kim Fu, Guillaume Morissette, Sharon Bala and Djamila Ibrahim share stories of migrant experiences, terrorist plots, wilderness survival, and negotiating the gig economy at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch.
(Vancouver: Feb. 28)
File under "Every City Should Do This": Festival Nanaimo takes over downtown for the month of March. The new festival includes concerts, theatre, visual arts, food events, historical walks, runs, retreats, and March Break and Easter Weekend activities. Highlights include Alex Cuba March 8; Ann Mortifee and Rick Scott, March 16; and John McDermott, March 17—all at Festival partner Port Theatre.
(Nanaimo: Mar. 1-31)
Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
Set against the spectacular backdrop of Museum of Anthropology, more than 25 performances celebrate the revitalization of Indigenous dance traditions.
(Vancouver: Feb. 27-Mar. 4)
Arts Club Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran wants to meet BC playwrights (and get better acquainted with playwrights she already knows) over drinks at the BMO Theatre Centre. It's also a chance to bid farewell to departing literary manager Rachel Ditor.
(Vancouver: Mar. 6)
For more member events, check out our Member News page. To see your event on the BC Alliance website, email your press release to Nancy Lanthier at firstname.lastname@example.org.