Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Symphony orchestra performances, Olympic celebrations, arts festivals, chef guided tours… Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

In/verse premieres three works

BC Ballet's Emily Molnar. Photo credit: Michael Slobodian

BC Ballet’s Emily Molnar. Photo credit: Michael Slobodian

Two world premieres and one North American premiere kick off Ballet BC’s 2012/13 season.

Billed as In/verse, the dance event runs Nov 22 – 24 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and features works that will challenge dancers and thrill audience members. Two of the pieces are by celebrated international choreographers, while one is from Emily Molnar, the acclaimed Canadian dancer who now heads up Ballet BC as artistic director.

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In/verse premieres three works

April Dance Events in Vancouver: National Dance Week, International Dance Day & the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Svengali

The Dance Centre and Vancouver Biennale celebrate National Dance Week with free dance performances at Vancouver's outdoor Biennale sculptures. Photo: The Dance Centre

April is a big month for dance in Vancouver: Not only will Vancouver’s The Dance Centre celebrate National Dance Week April 22 – 29 and International Dance Day on April 29 (with a full day of free performances), the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the Vancouver premiere of Svengali from April 20-22 at the Centre for Performing Arts, too.

The Dance Centre celebrates both National Dance Week and International Dance Day with a wide array of public events—many of which are free—featuring performances that range from flamenco and contemporary to bharata natyam and Pow-wow. One of main highlights of Vancouver’s Dance Week celebrations is the partnership between The Dance Centre and the Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum: local dance artists will perform for free outdoors alongside the Biennale’s monumental sculptures throughout the city, April 23 – 28.

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April Dance Events in Vancouver: National Dance Week, International Dance Day & the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Svengali

Ballet BC’s The Nutcracker sparkles at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Dec. 28-30

Wondering how to extend that cozy Christmas feeling until New Year’s? Thanks to Ballet BC’s The Nutcracker Dec. 28-30, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre there’s no need to go cold turkey after the 25th.

Alberta Ballet returns to Vancouver with their $1.5million dollar budget production, which has been described as “blingy” when it comes to costumes and sets, and “breathtaking” when it comes to the dancing. Continue reading:
Ballet BC’s The Nutcracker sparkles at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Dec. 28-30

Ballet BC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary April 14 – 16, 2011

Ballet BC may be most famous in Vancouver for its annual production of the Christmas favourite The Nutcracker, but the company has much more to offer than just dancing mice and Sugar Plum Fairies.

Ballet BC is one of the premiere ballet troupes in British Columbia, and it’s celebrating its 25th anniversary with not-to-be-missed performances of four new works by Canadian and Ballet BC alumni—accompanied by The Turning Point Ensemble—at the majestic Queen Elizabeth Theatre April 14 – 16, 2011.

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Ballet BC Celebrates its 25th Anniversary April 14 – 16, 2011

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