Seven Unmissable Member Events This Week: July 4-10

"I like art that engages people in community and invites people briefly into the humanizing experience of co-creating art," says choreographer Gail Lotenberg, WHO BRINGS CROSSWALK HUSTLE TO THE STREETS FOR THE DOTE FESTIVAL. | IMAGE: DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL.

"I like art that engages people in community and invites people briefly into the humanizing experience of co-creating art," says choreographer Gail Lotenberg, WHO BRINGS CROSSWALK HUSTLE TO THE STREETS FOR THE DOTE FESTIVAL. | IMAGE: DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL.

Dancing on the Edge Festival  
If you're at a busy intersection and notice dancers getting down in the middle of the road, don't worry. Nobody gets hurt. It's Crosswalk Hustle by BC choreographer Gail Lotenberg, who thinks of public spaces as the ideal location for art. The site-specific work is just one of nearly 40 performances by companies from across Canada and as far away as Belgium and South Korea, presented by the 30th annual festival, known for bringing dance of all shapes and forms to Vancouver audiences.
(Vancouver: July 5-14)

See two free-come-true-tales, Cinderella and 42nd St. at Theatre Under the Stars. | Image: Theatre Under the Stars.

See two free-come-true-tales, Cinderella and 42nd St. at Theatre Under the Stars. | Image: Theatre Under the Stars.

Theatre Under The Stars: Cinderella & 42nd St.
Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park is a stunning place to see theatre, and it's no exaggeration to say that Theatre Under the Stars does the setting justice with fabulous productions. This season offers two dream-come-true tales – one of a rags-to-riches princess, the other of an aspiring theatre star who gets her lucky break on Broadway. Returning after 25 years of big-time productions in New York, Toronto and elsewhere, Robert McQueen directs 42nd Street. Sarah Rodgers, who helmed 2015's spectacular Hairspray, leads the creative team of Cinderella.
(Vancouver: Jul. 4-Aug. 18)

The world's most esteemed proponent of the  bansuri  bamboo flute, Hariprasad Chaurasia has recorded with Ravi Shankar and the Beatles, scored major Bollywood films and opened his own school. | Photo from Indian Summer Festival

The world's most esteemed proponent of the bansuri bamboo flute, Hariprasad Chaurasia has recorded with Ravi Shankar and the Beatles, scored major Bollywood films and opened his own school. | Photo from Indian Summer Festival

Indian Summer Festival
Indulge in 11 days of Indian culture involving 130 artists at 12 venues. Vancouver celebrity chef Vikram Vij invites his favourite local chefs to help him host the hugely popular Opening Party. New this year: the outdoor space PAUSE located at Vanier Park, will present 15 free, family-friendly events. Most anticipated show: the master flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia performs at Orpheum Theatre.
(Vancouver: Jul 5-15)

Poetry In The Park
Open your mind to poetry at this free Wednesday evening showcase in Queen's Park, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society.
(New Westminster: Jul. 4-Aug. 29)

CreativeMornings
The president and CEO of Science World British Columbia, Scott Sampson, is a passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. One of his favourite quotes: "If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees," written by Rainer Maria Rilke. He has written books about dinosaurs and is perhaps best known as “Dr. Scott,” host of PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train. For his CreativeMornings talk at SFU Woodward's, Sampson shares his life story through the lens of this month's theme "Intention."
(Vancouver: Jul. 6)

Composition R  by Jeff Wilson is included in the exhibition Abstract / Realism. | Image: North Vancouver Community Arts Council.

Composition R by Jeff Wilson is included in the exhibition Abstract / Realism. | Image: North Vancouver Community Arts Council.

Abstract / Realism
The 12 artists in this exhibition at Cityscape Community Art Space were given a challenge: compose two works, one following a realist approach, and the other abstract—using the same subject. In many cases, the artists had never before painted in one of the styles. Stepping out of their comfort zone could lead to potential failure, "but also to transformation," notes the press release.
(North Vancouver: Jul. 5-Aug. 18) 

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 nancy@allianceforarts.com.

 

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