Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

By Nomi Chi

If you’ve ever asked around about talented tattoo artists in Vancouver, Nomi Chi is almost certain to have come up. The other-worldly storybook creature meets organic yet alien style of their work brings an endearing gentleness to sometimes grotesque forms. A tattoo by Nomi, to say it simply, is distinct. It’s no surprise that the Vancouver Opera, who has chosen boldly non-traditional art for the past several years, contacted Nomi to design posters for their 2019/20 season, which opens on Thursday October 17th.

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Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

By Rachel Rosenberg

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole is an award-winning singer and hula dancer, who has appeared on stage with her family since the age of three. Descended from seven generations of activists and artists, all of whom continue to inspire her, her love-infused performances utilize an incredible range that blends baritone chanting with Hawaiian-style falsetto. As a modern transgender Hawaiian, her spellbinding performances unify traditional Hawaiian culture with contemporary sensibilities. We spoke to Kaumakaiwa about what inspires, recharges, and excites her.

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Love and Legacy with Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole Coming to Vancouver this January

Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance

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By Rachel Rosenberg

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Evalyn Parry have created an enthralling multimedia dialogue that weaves folk music, storytelling, live video and uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing). After a sold-out Toronto run in 2018, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, which is coming to the PuSh festival in January, explores the relationship between Canada’s North and South using personal stories, historical documents and traditional mythologies.

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Greenlandic Mask Dancing, Folk Music and Mythologies Meet at this PuSh Festival Performance

The Darlings Take Immersive Drag Theatre to Artistic Heights

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By Kendell Yan

Provocative! Haunting! Dreamy! Experience the live event critics are calling a phantasmagorical romp through the psyche! On October 25th witness the terrifically terrifying drag quartet, The Darlings, in a conceptually indulgent drag show sprung from the minds of four peculiar genderflux individuals.

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The Darlings Take Immersive Drag Theatre to Artistic Heights

Gastown Cabaret Presents Battle of the Divas: Gaga vs. Beyonce

Gastown’s best weekday party is back in action at Guilt & Company on August 8th! Party planners April O’Peel, Sweet Munish and Sparkle Plenty will take this Tuesday night to the next level at Gastown Cabaret | BATTLE OF THE DIVAS – Gaga vs Beyonce edition.

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Gastown Cabaret Presents Battle of the Divas: Gaga vs. Beyonce

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, March 12 (Free Tickets!)

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles’ Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle.

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The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, March 12 (Free Tickets!)

Goh Ballet’s Iconic The Nutcracker Returns to the Stage Dec 15-20 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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One of British Columbia’s most iconic traditions graces the stage once again this holiday season as Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to The Centre in Vancouver for a limited run from December 15th to 20th, 2016.

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Goh Ballet’s Iconic The Nutcracker Returns to the Stage Dec 15-20 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)