Cirque du Soleil: Crystal


Dates and Venue April 11-15, 2018, varying times | Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford

Reviewer Cassie Silva

The name Cirque Du Soleil evokes quality - no matter how many different productions you have seen, you know you are in for a treat. You might expect their new show Crystal to follow the predictable pattern that some productions have started to rely on. That expectation would be wrong, as Crystal is truly something unlike anything you have seen before. Full Review

Salomé: Woman of Valor


Dates and Venue Thursday, March 8, 2018, 8pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street

Creators Adeen Karasick & Frank London Director Alexandra Aron Lighting Design Elizabeth Mak & Nicole Lang Costume Design Johanna Pan Choreography Rebecca Margolick, Jesse Zaritt & Jody Sperling Video Design Elizabeth Mak Stage Manager Nicole Lang Musicians Frank London - trumpet, Shai Bachar - keyboards, Deep Singh - percussion

Reviewer John Jane

Salomé: Woman of Valor is a spectacularly unique, sixty-minute spoken-word opera that incorporates: interpretative dance, poetry, evocative avant-garde music and multi-media. Full Review


Vista IX - Part of Chun Ping Claire Huang's new how - Photo: John Jane

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Chun Ping Claire Huang: Building Vistas

Dates and Venue March 5 – 25, 2018, 10am – 5pm | The Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver

Artist Talk March 10 & 11 at 1 – 4pm

Reviewer Christian Steckler

An intriguing exhibition is currently on display at the Silk Purse Arts Centre. It features an exhibition of paintings by Chun Ping (Claire) Huang, illustrating a change of direction in her depictions of urban landscapes. Architecture has always been the inspiration of Huang’s work. Her most recent paintings have moved beyond the representational into the realm of abstraction. Full Review


Jill Daum foto: Emily Cooper

Arts Club Theatre Company
Forget About Tomorrow by Jill Daum, with songs by John Mann

Dates and Venue
March 1 – March 25, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 PM, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

An Interview with the playwright Jill Daum

Interviewer John Jane

I talked to Jill this week about her play and her own hopes and aspirations. The play has already been showing at the Belfry in Victoria since January 23, so I asked what kind of reception it has been getting. “Very good, almost all the tickets have been sold and the reviews have been mostly positive.”
Full interview