Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at five must-see member events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
RUBBERBAND brings its brand of its complex, physically demanding choreography to Venables Theatre with Vic’s Mix, which acts as a “greatest hits” album for the group’s most compelling and visually striking work. Watch the innovative, internationally-acclaimed collective unite breakdance, classical ballet and dance theatre in this enchanting medley.
(Oliver: Apr. 13)
qaʔ yəxw - water honours us: Womxn and Waterways
Nine Indigenous women artists explore the important role of Indigenous women's unique relationship with water on the Northwest Coast in this group exhibition curated by members of the ReMatriate Collective, on display at the Bill Reid Gallery. Participants include Alison Marks, Dionne Paul, Kali Spitzer, and contemporary water keeper Audrey Siegl.
(Vancouver: Apr. 10-Oct .2)
Finding My Father at Yongpyong
As part of Capture Photography Festival, which runs until April 30, North Van Arts and North Vancouver District Public Library present Taehoon Kim’s photo exhibition, Finding My Father at Yongpyong. The artist attempts to connect with the life of his late father by visiting Yongpyong, the Korean Olympic ski resort, of which his father was chief architect.
(North Vancouver: Feb. 13-Apr. 29; reception Apr. 11)
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago lights up Victoria’s Royal Theatre with five shows by Alejandro Cerrudo, Robyn Mineko Williams, and local luminary Crystal Pite. Performances include Pite’s mystery-through-dance A Picture of You Falling; Cerrudo’s cheeky PACOPEPEPLUTO featuring scantily clad male dancers grooving to Dean Martin tunes; and Williams’s Cloudline, which uses a grey parachute to stunning, rippling effect.
(Victoria: Apr. 12-13)
Jack and the Magic Bean
Lastly, here’s Presentation House Theatre’s take on the fairy tale, as Jacky grows and climbs her famous beanstalk. Created in joyful collaboration with Mexico City’s Marionetas de la Esquina, this family-friendly performance is told with the audience’s help. Fun for the kids with an important environmental message to boot.
(Vancouver: Apr. 11-28)