Grammy Award-Winning Angela Hewitt to Perform at Vancouver’s Chan Centre

Angela Hewitt with Piano by Keith Saunders

Vancouver has an incredible musical treat in store with world-renowned pianist Angela Hewitt set to take the stage of The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on March 7, 2018.

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Grammy Award-Winning Angela Hewitt to Perform at Vancouver’s Chan Centre

Vancouver International Dance Festival Presents Three Weeks of International and Local Performances

Goh Ballet: Photo of Vlademir Pereira submitted by Goh Ballet

“Dance as a primal human instinct transcends language, cultural norms, and international borders. It has the potential to communicate any aspect of the human experience,” says Barbara Bourget, co-producer of Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF).

This ability of dance to express universal emotions and experiences will be celebrated for three glorious weeks from March 1 to March 24, 2018 in the performances, activities, and workshops of VIDF.

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Vancouver International Dance Festival Presents Three Weeks of International and Local Performances

Toronto Dance Theatre brings eclectic, career-spanning program to Vancouver

Vena Cava. Guntar Kravis photo.

Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s foremost dance companies. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Vancouver’s DanceHouse is bringing a showcase of the company’s work to the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St.) on Feb. 23 and 24 (details below).

The program draws on three decades to present five works by TDT Artistic Director and choreographer Christopher House. Here are brief descriptions of the pieces.

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Toronto Dance Theatre brings eclectic, career-spanning program to Vancouver

Film retrospective includes movies with Jagger, Bowie… and Garfunkel

Stand-ins for Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe discuss the theory of relativity in Nicolas Roeg’s 1985 movie Insignificance.

“All you’re doing in a film really is saying: this is what, and how, I think — is there anybody out there?”—Nicolas Roeg

This year, one of England’s most eclectic, controversial film directors turns 90.

To celebrate, the Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.) is presenting Out There: The Visionary Cinema of Nicolas Roeg. From Feb. 17 – March 4, the retrospective will screen several of the director’s films, many in 35mm prints. The slate includes his best-known works, such as Performance (starring Mick Jagger), Don’t Look Now (featuring one of the most famous sex scenes in cinematic history), The Witches (based on a Roald Dahl novel, and starring Angelica Huston) The Man Who Fell to Earth (with David Bowie as an alien).

But there are also some lesser-known Roeg works in the retrospective. Below is a look at those films, including Insignificance, Walkabout, Eureka and The Witches. (Click on film titles for trailers.)

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Film retrospective includes movies with Jagger, Bowie… and Garfunkel

Last Chance to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Getaway!

Read on for more Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver!

It’s the final day of our “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” series. Don’t forget to enter below to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sultry contest guaranteed to add fireworks to your Love Day. Part Three of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 15 Vancouver activities that will leave your date swooning.

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Last Chance to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Getaway!

Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres February 9.

It’s another day of love activities, and another chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day. Part Two of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 more activities that will surprise and delight your Valentine’s date. Continue reading:
Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Contest Alert! Win Tickets to the Advance Screening of Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres February 9.

Did you know all three films in the sizzling Fifty Shades of Grey series were shot in Vancouver? The third instalment of the saucy trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, will be released in theatres on February 9 – but two lucky winners will each score a pass for two people to enjoy the advance screening so they can watch the romance unfold ahead of the public. Continue reading:
Contest Alert! Win Tickets to the Advance Screening of Fifty Shades Freed