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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!
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.
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.
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