Here’s what’s new in our community! Art exhibits, dance, theatre, and more are among the upcoming events in February 2017.
Feb 3-25, 2017
A classic tale of power, destiny, betrayal and honour: what if Shakespeare had written The Godfather? This brilliant comic premise takes on surprising dramatic power as Coppola’s movie masterpiece shows itself to be true Elizabethan tragedy. Performed by Classic Chic’s all-female cast, including AU Instructor Kaitlin Williams, this mash-up of classic film and classical theatre ultimately charts the dizzying fall of a human soul.
Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue – Tickets
- Love Art: An Exhibition of New Works by Sleepless Kao & Jodi Sam
Feb 10-28, 2017
Visit a playful exhibition at Branches & Knots featuring more than 30+ works including original paintings and prings by Sleepless Kao (AU Media Arts Instructor Kaori Kasai) & Jodi Sam. The exhibition offers an opportunity to experience the world of childlike playfulness and kawaii (cuteness) she has created. Join us at the opening reception (Fri, Feb 10, 6:00-9:00 pm) and don’t forget to check out a special sale on all Branches & Knots merchandise that evening!
Branches & Knots, 3128 W. Broadway – More Info
Feb 17-19, 2017
Take a break from the cold, grey winter and come on down to Granville Island. Drop by Arts Umbrella for a winter-themed art exhibit featuring works by our Drawing & Painting students. (The exhibit runs from Feb 18-19, 2017). Don’t miss Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s Flash Mob happening at 11 am under the bridge, as they dance to the music of Prince, a piece choreographed by AU Instructor Lynn Sheppard.
- Westminster Savings Teen Scholarship Program Reception
Feb 18, 2017
As the Westminster Savings Teen Scholarship Program recently wrapped up, the Arts Umbrella community will celebrate with an unveiling of students’ collaborative, permanent, and large scale installation in Surrey Central.
- Sunday Performance Series
Feb 19, 2017
Arts Umbrella Dance Company performs new and innovative works-in-progress by leading Canadian choreographers alongside featured special guest artists.
Ferris Studio at The Dance Centre, 677 Davie St – More info
- Carmina Burana
Feb 25, 2017
O Fortuna! Amidst fury and fantasy, wild bells ring out!
Don’t miss this performance of Carmina Burana, featuring AU’s beloved Tracy Wiens!
Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.
- Pemer & Penelope
Feb 25-26, 2017
Vancouver premiere! A performance written and directed by Angela Ferreira, with AU assistants Jamie Taylor and Cathy Falkner.
The Greenhouse, 1885 Venables St, Vancouver –More Info (Tickets $20 at the door)
- Come Together 2017
Mar 3-5, 2017
Join us as we celebrate Arts Umbrella’s present and future where Intensive and Pre-Professional theatre students come together to share their work with each other, family, friends and the theatre community. This year we will also be presenting Come Together Staff and Alumni Night where the Arts Umbrella Staff and Alumni perform a variety of scenes, monologues and songs to help raise money for our Theatre and Music Department.
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. –More Info
- Canadian Clay Symposium
Mar 18, 2017
Enjoy a documentation of Arts Umbrella student and instructor work that will be showcased in a digital presentation.
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC –More Info
- Pull Festival
Mar 22-25, 2017
An annual play Festival featuring a repertoire of seven ten-minute plays. Pull seeks out original, un-produced plays from Vancouver based playwrights, including AU Student Services Coordinator Kevin Hatch, and along with its artistic team, produces, develops, dramaturges and supports the presentation of these new works.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 E 26th Ave –More info
- Sal Ferreras Presents: Drum Heat
Apr 27, 2017
Don’t miss this spectacular evening featuring drum traditions from Latin America, Brazil, Cuba, and India, and filled with exuberant artistic output, driving rhythm and evocative tunes, all in support of Arts Umbrella.
Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street –Tickets