Happy New Year! Have any resolutions to experience more arts and culture in 2016? Then perhaps we can recommend a few excellent options:
- Ann Goldberg: Hyperclarity Dec 3, 2015-Jan 16, 2016 Solo exhibition by hyperrealist painter (and Arts Umbrella Board Member), Ann Goldberg. Hyperclarity showcases oil on canvas paintings as well as new mixed media works. Winsor Gallery, 258 E. 1st Ave.
- Chelsea Hotel Dec 15, 2015-Jan 9, 2016 Six performers – including AU’s Christina Cuglietta – play 17 (!) different instruments to perform an eclectic cabaret of Leonard Cohen tunes. Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova St. – Tickets
- The Rivals Dec 28, 2015-Jan 23, 2016 Blackbird Theatre presents this Richard Brinsley Sheridan play with a stellar cast, including AU alumna Luisa Jojic. The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St – Tickets
- The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson Jan 8-11, 2016 Set in the room that witnessed the actual 1914 proceedings, this show re-examines the trial of Mewa Singh – accused of assassinating a prominent Canadian Immigration Inspector. With AU instructors Paneet Singh and Michael Strickland. Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.
- Sunday Performance Series Jan 17, 2016 Arts Umbrella Dance Company performs new and innovative works-in-progress by leading Canadian choreographers alongside featured special guest artists. Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. – More info
- Sub Rosa – New Works by Jessica Jang Jan 22, 2016 Arts Umbrella instructor Jessica Jang will be presenting a new body of work at the YACTAC Gallery (inside Centre A Artist-Run-Centre) this Friday. Jessica’s work explores the theme of figure and girl-identified culture.The gallery will be transformed into a large installation of sculptures and paintings. Centre A, 229 E Georgia St – More info
- Company Jan 22-Feb 14, 2016 The Stephen Sondheim musical follows commitment-phobic Bobby and the five married couples who are his best friends. The play features three AU connections: instructor Cassady Ranford, Clare Wyatt, and student services’s Jeremy Orsted. Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery – Tickets
- Sunday Performance Series Feb 7, 2016 Arts Umbrella Dance Company performs new and innovative works-in-progress by leading Canadian choreographers alongside featured special guest artists. Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews – More info
- Sal Ferreras and Drum Heat Feb 12, 2016 To benefit Arts Umbrella Surrey, Sal Ferreras brings together some of Surrey’s most outstanding world music and jazz artists such as percussionists Gurp Sian, Rayman and Karn Bhuller, bassist Jodi Proznick, and pianist Miles Black. Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave., Surrey – Tickets
- Program 2 – Ballet BC March 17-19, 2016 A world-premiere showcases work by choreographer Medhi Walerski that “celebrates the creative and collaborative spirit of art and our humanity”. The Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program dancers will join Ballet BC on stage. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St. – Tickets
Hey arts fans!
Former students, instructors, assistants, accompanists – did we miss you? We’d love to share listings about any upcoming performances, exhibitions, talks, shows, or arts events. Tell us about it by email: firstname.lastname@example.org