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Beverley Elliott's '...didn't see that coming' - Vancouver

Performance Works
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3R8
Websitehttp://www.beverleyelliott.net
Toll-free
Phone778-834-3624

Daily from September 5, 2014 to September 14, 2014

HappyGoodThings presents the world premiere of '...didn't see that coming', Beverley Elliott's funny and moving collection of autobiographical stories which take the audience on a comedic romp from small town Ontario to Vancouver's gay bars and red carpets. This touchingly personal and satisfyingly irreverent exploration of humanity is directed by her friend and colleague of 30 years, Jessie Award winner Kerry Sandomirsky, who has been close by holding the tissue for many of these life changing events. ...didn't see that coming runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 5-14, 2014 at Performance Works with Musical Direction by Bill Costin. Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 5-14 at Performance Works.

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Ludwig&Lohengrin - Vancouver

1601 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3R7
Websitehttp://www.ludwigandlohengrin.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 5, 2014 to September 13, 2014

This award-winning one-man show, inspired by historical events, offers a glimpse into the enigmatic world of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria. It brings to life a timeless story that speaks to the struggle between desires of the heart and societal expectations through poignant and comedic storytelling. Critical acclaim has followed the show since its debut, playing to sold-out houses in Edmonton Fringe 2013, garnering rave reviews including a 4.5 Star rating from the Edmonton Journal and Winnipeg Free Press, and a win for Best Solo Performance of the year at the 2014 Calgary Critics Awards.

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Macbeth at the Vancouver Fringe Festival - Vancouver

1895 Venables St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5L 2H6
Websitehttp://www.crookedteeththeatre.com
Toll-free
Phone604-762-1927

Daily from September 5, 2014 to September 13, 2014

Crooked Teeth Theatre presents Macbeth as you've never seen it before - a gritty, imaginative rendition of the classic struggle between ambition, guilt and madness. Competing for the Artistic Risk Award at this year's Vancouver Fringe Festival, this is a production you won't want to miss!

Check website for show dates, times and tickets.

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Cannibal: The Musical - Vancouver

280 Cordova St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1L3
Websitehttp://www.awkwardstageproductions.com
Toll-free
Phone604-809-9260

Daily from September 6, 2014 to September 14, 2014

A musical comedy sure to tempt your taste buds from the twisted mind of Trey Parker of South Park and Book of Mormon fame! A singin', dancin', flesh eatin' toe tapper! It's the story of the sole survivor of an ill-fated trip through the Rockies, who was searching for gold and love. He and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors with music! It includes a human campfire, a tribe of Amazon war princesses, a multi-media format with animation, a giant Cyclops, a massive saloon fight, the classic "Shpadoinkle" and "Hang the Bastard" musical numbers, offensive language, a human horse, and of course a healthy helping of gore and cheese.

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Discover Dance! series: Jacky Essombe - Vancouver

677 Davie St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2G6
Websitehttp://www.thedancecentre.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-606-6400

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Dance Centre's popular Discover Dance! noon hour series leaps into a new season, with an exhilarating performance of African dance by Jacky Essombe. Born in Cameroon, Essombe is well known for her inspiring teaching and performances that express the cultural traditions and ancient rhythms of West and Central Africa. This interactive presentation features Essombe and her team of dancers and musicians in a program of high-energy dances, live drumming and singing that is steeped in the poetic imagery and wisdom of her ancestors, creating an experience to excite the eyes, engage the spirit and refresh the soul. There will be an artist talk back after the show.

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Ballet Preljocaj: Empty moves (parts I, II & III) - Vancouver

677 Davie St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2G6
Websitehttp://www.thedancecentre.ca
Toll-free
Phone604-606-6400

Daily from September 25, 2014 to September 26, 2014

The Dance Centre's 2014-2015 Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series opens with the world-renowned Ballet Preljocaj. Created by the company's celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Empty moves (parts I, II & III) is set to the infamous 1977 recording of John Cage's Empty words, when the minimalist composer calmly intoned radically abstracted text to an uncomprehending and increasingly raucous audience. Preljocaj's choreographic response creates an ode to the abstract which exults in pure movement, as a quartet of superb dancers executes a flow of inexhaustible movement with absolute precision and technical skill. Spare, contemplative and sensual, this absorbing work unfolds as an elegant counterpoint to the turbulent score.

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Vancouver International Film Festival - Vancouver

Various Locations
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3M7
Websitehttp://www.viff.org/
Toll-free
Phone604-683-FILM

Daily from September 25, 2014 to October 10, 2014

One of the most popular film festivals in North America & one of the largest cultural events in Vancouver. More than 150,000 people attend approximately 575 screenings of 350 films from 50+ countries. Check website for the 2012 Schedule of Films.

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Compagnie Gilles Jobin: Quantum - Vancouver

Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2G6
Websitehttp://thedancecentre.ca/events/global_dance_connections2
Toll-free
Phone604-606-6400

Daily from October 16, 2014 to October 18, 2014

Art and science collide in QUANTUM, an exciting new work by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin inspired by his residency at the largest particle physics laboratory in the world - CERN in Geneva. Six outstanding dancers power through intricate, densely textured choreography to explore the subtle balances of the forces that shape our world: matter, gravity, time and space. The work is illuminated by acclaimed German artist Julius von Bismarck's kinetic installation of suspended industrial lamps which are activated by the movement of the dancers, and American composer Carla Scaletti's electronic score incorporates data from the Large Hadron Collider. QUANTUM epitomizes the adventurous, searching spirit of both artistic and scientific inquiry.

Tickets: $30/$22 students, seniors

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Vancouver Cuban Music Festival - Vancouver

1218 Cartwright St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6H 3R8
Websitehttp://www.islandofmusic.com
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Daily from October 16, 2014 to October 19, 2014

It's an international Latin music festival featuring a collection of stars of Cuban Music coming to deliver a series of incredible concerts. Enjoy four days of Cuban culture including live music, dance workshops, shows for children, movie screenings, and more!

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Discover Dance! Series: South Asian Arts - Vancouver

677 Davie St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2G6
Websitehttp://thedancecentre.ca/events/discover_dance
Toll-free
Phone604-606-6400

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Dance Centre celebrates Diwali in the Discover Dance! noon hour series, with a performance by South Asian Arts showcasing some of the vibrant dance styles of India. The performance will feature bhangra, which was originally a joyful and high-spirited folk dance celebrating the harvest, along with intricately beautiful classical Indian dances, and Bollywood, the wildly popular mashup of jazz, traditional dances, comedy and pop culture that has taken the world by storm. There will be an artist talkback after the show. The performance is presented as part of the Lower Mainland's largest Diwali Festival. Tickets are priced at $14 regular, $12 students/seniors/children from Tickets Tonight.

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