Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at several must-see member events. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Developed in Spain’s Andalusian community and influenced the Romani population, flamenco is a stirring artform combining music, dance and rousing passion. For nearly 30 years, Flamenco Rosario has celebrated the medium with this international festival. Check the schedule for more info on the whos, wheres and whens.
(Vancouver: September 13-29)
Vancouver Fringe Festival
We disgracefully missed the Fringe Festival in our last round-up, so consider this our mea culpa: it’s still happening, and you can still discover the gems on offer at Vancouver’s famous hub for new and innovative theatre. There’s so much going on that we barely know where to start — on top of the theatre offerings, you can look forward to musical performances from Rae Spoon, Mohamed Assani, DJ Shanique and more. Click around the festival website above, or download the skookum program guide here!
(Vancouver: September 5-15)
Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women
Ruby Slippers Theatre, in partnership with Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Vancouver Fringe Festival, presents dramatic readings of new plays written and directed by female-identifying Canadian artists. This week, catch Occupational Hazards by Roneen Marcoux (September 11), we the same by Sangeeta Wylie (September 12) and Fling by Melody Anderson (September 13). Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door.
(Vancouver: September 9-13)
Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists
Her Story is a film series dedicated to sharing the stories of Canadian women scientists. Facilitated by Curiosity Collider, local filmmakers and Canadian women scientists collaborate to create 5-6 minute videos; for each film in the series, a scientist tells her own story, interwoven with the story of an inspiring Canadian women scientist who came before her in her field of study. Each short film features a mixture of live action, animation, and narration. Films will be shown September 13 (with a talkback) and 14 (with a panel discussion).
(Vancouver: September 13-14)
Nanaimo International Jazz Festival
Get ready to blow your horns: the Nanaimo International Jazz Festival is back for a third go. Enjoy concerts, galas and workshops featuring the best in jazz, blues, swing and gospel, including headliners the Ernie Watts Quartet playing the Port Theatre.
(Nanaimo: September 20-22)
A Tender Thing
What if Romeo and Juliet didn't die in that double suicide in the Capulet family vault? Instead, they lived into old age, their dazzling love to endure a more commonplace tragedy. Shakespeare's timeless poetry creates a new, deeply romantic and powerful play, and a strikingly different love story, presented by United Players.
(Vancouver: September 6-29)