Vancouver’s Rich Francophone Cultural Scene: Concerts, Theatre, Delicious Cuisine, and Much More

Bouillabaisse at Provence Marinaside; Photo: Provence Marinaside

Pierre Rivard, Executive and Artistic Director of Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, is eager to share francophone culture with everyone living in and visiting the city.

“We are here so you don’t have to take a five-hour flight to go to Quebec if you want to have activities in French,” he says.

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Vancouver’s Rich Francophone Cultural Scene: Concerts, Theatre, Delicious Cuisine, and Much More

The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

Photo: Destination Vancouver/Albert Normandin

If you wander around the streets and landmarks of Vancouver, you’re bound to come across filming in progress: besides the cast involved in the on-camera work, you’ll see a host of other crew members doing behind the camera work, as well as other individuals involved in catering, equipment rental, and location set-up.

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The Sustainable Production Forum: Creative Director Zena Harris Talks about Greening Vancouver’s Film and TV Industry

DanceHouse Snaps Back to Live Performance with RUBBERBAND’s Vancouver Premiere of Ever So Slightly

Photo: Marie-Noëlle Pilon

DanceHouse presents the Vancouver premiere of RUBBERBAND’s high-octane hip-hop infused work Ever So Slightly, on stage October 21 to 23, 2021 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse, in strict compliance with provincial health regulations. Choreographed by RUBBERBAND’s Artistic Director Victor Quijada, Ever So Slightly explores humanity’s instinctive behavioural reflexes developed in response to life’s daily aggressions, coupled with our urgent desire for resistance from these constraints.

The Montreal company’s first major work to feature its entire 10-member company of artists, Ever So Slightly’s dynamic choreography will be accompanied by a live electronic soundscape from composer / DJ Jasper Gahunia and award-winning violinist William Lamoureux.

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DanceHouse Snaps Back to Live Performance with RUBBERBAND’s Vancouver Premiere of Ever So Slightly

Music on Main presents the 10th Modulus Festival

From Nov 5-10, 2021, Music on Main presents the 10th Modulus Festival featuring moving and inspiring live performances at the Roundhouse and ANNEX in Vancouver.

Creating new connections through music is at the forefront of every Music on Main event. Past Modulus Festivals offered the opportunity to discover new musical horizons. Music on Main’s 10th Modulus Festival returns with even more discoveries, and we’re celebrating this milestone with new music and engaging conversations. Music on Main is thrilled to safely and warmly welcome audiences back to our first in-person festival since 2019.

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Music on Main presents the 10th Modulus Festival

Chor Leoni Announces 30th Season and Return to Live Performances

 

Photo: David Cooper

Chor Leoni Men’s Choir announces its extraordinary 30th season with the presentation of six live performances, augmented by accompanying digital concerts, from November 2021 through June 2022. The 2021/22 season highlights include 20 commissioned premieres, a newly-renovated home in the glorious performance space at St. Andrew’s-Wesley, the addition of BC composer Don Macdonald as the new Composer-in-Residence, and the presentation of the brand-new professional chamber ensemble, The Leonids.

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Chor Leoni Announces 30th Season and Return to Live Performances

A Conversation with Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director of Vancouver Writers Fest, on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Arty Guava – Three Figures

Margaret Atwood. Margaret Laurence. Robertson Davies. Timothy Findley. These were the big names in Canadian Literature (CanLit) who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s and formed an initial literary canon.

Now in 2021, while these names continue to be highly recognized, new and diverse writers increasingly make up the national literary scene.

“They were the canon of CanLit. Clearly, that’s just not a good representation of who we are here in Canada, and I think finally, we’re catching up to that. The result is we get to add many, many different voices to that list of CanLit superstars,” says Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Fest.

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A Conversation with Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director of Vancouver Writers Fest, on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vancouver Biennale: Sparking Conversation with Public Art

A-maze-ing Laughter; Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet

Standing by the fourteen cast-bronze figures that make up A-maze-ing Laughter at English Bay, you can’t help breaking into smiles and laughter. The 8-foot tall statues stand frozen in merriment, their mouths open wide and their eyes shut as they revel in whatever they find so amusing. Continue reading:
Vancouver Biennale: Sparking Conversation with Public Art