What to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Karissa Barry performs in Three-Tone, part of Dusk Dances with the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11). Robin Toma photography.

Karissa Barry performs in Three-Tone, part of Dusk Dances with the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11). Robin Toma photography.

This year, Canada’s longest running dance festival features over 30 dance shows around the city. Free outdoor performances are also part of the 2015 Dancing on the Edge Festival (July 2-11).

Outdoor performances include Dusk Dances at Portside Park, Wreck Beach Butoh, and Fortier Danse from Montreal’s solo performance in secret locations around Granville Island.

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What to see at this year’s Dancing on the Edge Festival

Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

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Enter to win a package of tickets to your favourite productions and events this winter, featuring 2 tickets each to various arts, dance, theatre and music events in Vancouver. The package also includes a $100 Tickets Tonight gift certificate.

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Enter to win A YEAR OF CULTURE

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

What To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

This mid-November weekend is full of outdoor and indoor events in Vancouver. From arts & crafts, skating, ballet, movies & short films, theatre, winter market, whisky tasting, and innovator speakers – everyone will find something to enjoy! Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Original Vancouver musical comedy returns

The cast of Riverview High returns to the Firehall Arts Centre, Aug 7 - 24. Photo: Riverview High The Musical website.

The cast of Riverview High returns to the Firehall Arts Centre, Aug 7 – 24. Photo: Riverview High The Musical website.

Riverview High: The Musical, an original production that was a hit at the 2012 Fringe Festival, is returning for a run at Firehall Arts Centre Aug. 7-24.

The local theatre press has been overwhelming in its praise of the show, which could be said to be loosely based on the adventures of a redheaded comic-book character known for a love triangle similar to the one depicted in Riverview High…

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Original Vancouver musical comedy returns

Chelsea Hotel featuring the songs of Leonard Cohen at the Firehall Arts Centre Sept 28-Nov 3

Chelsea Hotel cast members

Rachel Aberle, Steve Charles, Benjamin Elliott, Marlene Ginader and Lauren Bowler. Photo credit – David Cooper

Leonard Cohen casts a big shadow in Canada. Novelist, poet, singer, survivor and sex symbol, the craggy old Montrealer is the country’s Dylan.

The master is back on tour for a new album, Old Ideas, with a Vancouver show Nov 12 at Rogers Arena. However, for those who can’t wait, the Firehall Arts Centre is bringing back its hit show Chelsea Hotel, which features a number of Cohen’s best-known songs interpreted by a cast of talented musicians/actors.

But there’s a story, too.

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Chelsea Hotel featuring the songs of Leonard Cohen at the Firehall Arts Centre Sept 28-Nov 3