Ballet BC gives Shakespeare’s star-cross lovers a new twist in production of Romeo + Juliet

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa. Cindi Wicklund photo.

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa. Cindi Wicklund photo.

A fresh retelling of Romeo and Juliet is a first for Ballet B.C.

The company is presenting the world premiere of this specially commissioned piece. It’s a new, contemporary take of the Shakespeare play from Medhi Walerski, a rising French star of the international dance scene.

Ballet BC’s production of Romeo + Juliet plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Feb. 21-24. Find out more below.

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Ballet BC gives Shakespeare’s star-cross lovers a new twist in production of Romeo + Juliet

The reviews are in! Bard on the Beach’s summer Shakespeare productions on now

A scene from Bard on the Beach’s 2017 production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The reviews are in for this year’s Bard on the Beach, and they are much ado about something.

In a local publication, theatre reviewer Kathleen Oliver describes The Winter’s Tale as “exquisite.” And critic Jerry Wasserman enthused over Much Ado About Nothing, this summer’s other Bard production. Writing in the Vancouver Sun, Wasserman singled out Amber Lewis as Beatrice and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s “witty choreography.” Both are performed at Vanier Park on alternating days until September.

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The reviews are in! Bard on the Beach’s summer Shakespeare productions on now

Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida, Nov 17 – Dec 4 at Studio 58 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

studio58tcLechery, lechery, still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion! – Thersites in Troilus & Cressida

Shakespeare’s most experimental drama receives a modern spin in Kevin Bennett’s interpretation of this part love story, part war drama where passion and violence are inextricably linked. With the Trojan War raging, Shakespeare shows us a world in which lovers yearn to be true and warriors strive to be brave, but both inevitably fail, betrayed by human nature and time.

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Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida, Nov 17 – Dec 4 at Studio 58 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Free Performances of Much Ado About Nothing on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Darquise St. Germain, Isaac George-Hotchkiss, and Isaac McAndless-Davis. Photo by Faye Campbell.

Darquise St. Germain, Isaac George-Hotchkiss, and Isaac McAndless-Davis. Photo by Faye Campbell.

“How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!”
~ Much Ado About Nothing

One of my favourite Vancouver summer rituals is watching Shakespeare for free outdoors (yes, for free!) in a gorgeous Granville Island setting. Tomorrow night, Carousel Theatre for Young People launches their annual production of one of the Bard’s plays.

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Free Performances of Much Ado About Nothing on Vancouver’s Granville Island!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 The forecast is looking fantastic for another beautiful Friday through Sunday.  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrate the lunar calendar’s Mid-Autumn Festival with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend