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Flight of the Dragon

Thu, Jan 24

North End of Canada Place map

It’s the beauty of China as seen from above—Flight of the Dragon is back at FlyOver Canada for a limited time! Celebrate China’s stunning natural beauty just in time for the Lunar New Year. During this special feature, follow a mythical dragon as it soars over some of China’s most spectacular landscapes and scenery—Then, take off again to experience FlyOver Canada, an exhilarating journey from east-to-west across Canada. Two rides back-to-back for one price!

@FlyOverCanada (Instagram and Twitter)

Live Flamenco on Granville Island

Sat, Feb 2 - Sat, Mar 30

1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada map

Come andexperience live flamenco by the Karen Flamenco Dance Company at the ImprovCentre on Granville Island every Saturday at 3pm and 5pm. The one-hourproduction welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music,dance, storylines, puppetry and magic.

The KarenFlamenco Dance Company will perform traditional flamenco group dances,accompanied by live flamenco guitar and singer. This young and innovative dancecompany will also perform classical and modern pieces along compositions fromBizet, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, as well as variety of contemporary music.

Tickets Price: $12.00 General Seating
Box Office: 604-738-7013 ext. 21
Dates: every Saturday at 3pm & 5pm from February 2, 2019 to March 30, 2019

Vancouver Opera presents Puccini’s La Boheme

Thu, Feb 14 - Sun, Feb 24

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada map

VancouverOpera’s 2018/2019 season and festival bring us a lush new production ofPuccini’s La Bohème that is quite literally designed as an enormous vintagepostcard of Paris. Literally meaning ‘the bohemians’, this tragic love story ofpassion, poetry and poverty, with uplifting humorous moments, features sopranoFrance Bellemare, tenor Yosep Kang and baritone Phillip Addis and is directedby world-renowned conductor Judith Yan.

Opening night of La Bohéme is Thursday February14, 2019 at 7::30pm
Saturday, February 16 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 19 7:30pm
Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm,
Sunday, February 24 2:00pm matinee

World Premiere of Ying Yun (英云)

Tue, Feb 19 - Sat, Feb 23

Scotiabank Dance Centre map

Choreographer Wen Wei Wang creates a new contemporary performance dance piece with a dynamic all-female troupe of dancers in response to an intense epoch in the battle for women’s rights. This timely work, born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raises the platform of choreographing to the female performers.
Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother who passed away from ovarian cancer four years ago. A significant influence on his becoming an artist, Wang dedicates this new creation to her, engaging the dancers in interpreting her story, and in turn expressing their own intersectional experiences.
“Wang is a proven maverick of wild imagination.” Globe and Mail

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Coastal Dance Festival

Wed, Feb 20 - Sun, Feb 24

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6, Canada map

The Dancers ofDamelahamid proudly present the 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival (formerlyCoastal First Nations Dance Festival), February 20–24, 2019, in their newstate-of-the art venue for 2019 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.Audiences will be treated to a dynamic selection of ancestral and innovativeperformances from British Columbia, the Yukon, Quebec, Alaska, Washingtonstate, and Australia. The Dancers of Damelahamid will present the worldpremiere of an excerpt of Mînowin in full regalia, a new work that integratesnarrative, movement, song, performance and new multimedia design to explorecontemporary reflections of Indigenous identity. A strong thread of Indigenousfeminism will be on display with the festival debut of Montreal-based singersÉmilie Monnet and Nahka Bertrand and Australia’s Wagana Aboriginal Dancers ledby Jo Clancy. Back by popular demand: Squamish-based dance company SpakwusSlolem, Flying Gwitch’in Fiddler Boyd Benjamin, and singer-songwriter KevinBarr.

SignaturePerformances take place February 22 & 23 from 7:30–9:30pm; Festival Stageperformances are February 23 & 24 from 1–4pm.

Tickets to Signature Performances available from$25.
Tickets to Festival Performances are by donation.
Info at damelahamid.ca. Tickets at anvilcentre.com.

DanceHouse: Kidd Pivot : Revisor

Wed, Feb 20 - Sat, Feb 23

600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1, Canada map

DanceHouse presentsthe world premiere of Kidd Pivot’s Revisor, February 20–23, 2019 at 8pm at theVancouver Playhouse (now sold out). In their third collaboration, Kidd PivotArtistic Director Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre Co-Founder JonathonYoung join forces to create a wildly innovative dance/theatre hybrid, mixingclassic farce and the forces of radical change to craft a fizzing concoctionthat confounds expectations and inverts the official order. The boldphysicality of Pite’s choreography for eight dancers embodies the evisceratingwit of Young’s script, recorded by some of Canada’s finest actors.

Feasts of Coquitlam: Croatian Cuisine

Wed, Feb 20

Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House, 1116 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2, Canada map

Croatia is asmall European country along the Adriatic Coast that has a rich culture,diverse landscape and a range of culinary dishes defined by its many regions.Join cook Mirjana Zivkovic as she takes you on a culinary journey, showing youthree traditional Croatian foods. Begin with seafood salad from the Dalmatianregion, then make cabbage rolls or Sarma flavored with smoked bacon and finishoff with apple strudel.

Registration Required. $15 per person. (12+)

Places That Matter Community Celebration by VHF

Wed, Feb 20

Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7, Canada map

After a wonderfulturnout during Heritage Week 2018, we are reprising this popular event. Join usin celebrating the people and organizations who have supported the Places ThatMatter project, which highlights the lesser-known places, people and events thathave shaped Vancouver. This free celebration includes live music, displays froma variety of organizations, institutions and individuals related to Vancouver’shistory, food and drink and a short program of storytelling from a few peopleinvolved with Places That Matter sites. We will also have updates on theproject and new ways to get involved.

Children of God

Wed, Feb 20 - Sun, Mar 10

639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3, Canada map

In this powerfulmusical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school inNorthern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never letpast the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offersa thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebratingresilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.

Company 605 Loop, Lull

Thu, Feb 21 - Sat, Feb 23

Shadbolt Centre For The Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3, Canada map

Company 605 brings tolife a new ensemble work with virtuosic performers, powerful movement, anddriving beats. This collaborative piece is built upon shared desires: to keepthe converstation moving, to change what feels stuck, to practice empathetic listening,and to keep both autonomy and group intention at play.

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