Ne.Sans Opera & Dance

TAKE THIS WALTZ: Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen

When & Where September 10 & 11, 2022 at 8pm | Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

Director & Choreographer Idan Cohen Music Director Daniel Okuitch Movement Collaborator Ted Littlemore Music Arranger Adrian Dolan Set Design Amir Ofek Costume Design Christine Reimer Lighting Design Itai Erdal Dramaturg Raina von Waldenburg Stage Manager MarijkAsbeek Brusse Musicians Cameron Wilson, Doug Gorkoff & Nikolay Bine

Reviewer John Jane

Idan Cohen is the founder and artistic director of Ne.Sans Opera & Dance who have recently brought to the stage Take This Waltz. It’s a unique music production that incorporates dance, live music, vocal arrangements and ten songs – nine of which composed by Leonard Cohen. Full review



Winter Guests Story, Story, Die

When and Where June 22 – 23, 2022 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC

Choreography/Text Alan Lucien Oyen Dancers Olivia Tarrish Ancona, Scott David Jennings, Yi-Chi Lee, Waldean Vijay Nelson, Jacob Francis Thoman, Tom Weinberger, Cheng An Wu Set Design Martin Flack Lighting Design Torkel Skjaerven Sound Design Terje Wessel Overland/Gunnar Innvaer

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

DanceHouse brought in a powerful, innovative dance company, Winter Guests for their final offering of the season. Winter Guests fits the mandate of DanceHouse, with its internationally acclaimed repertoire of works that demand the attention of the audience. Story, Story, Die is a case in point. Pushing the boundaries of modern dance, artistic director of Winter Guests, Alan Lucien Oyen, has fashioned a 90 minute program that incorporates theatre, mime, lighting and voice. Full review



Ballet BC
What If

When and Where May 12 – 14, 2022 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St., Vancouver

Choreographer STRANGE ATTRACTOR: Out Innerspace, David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen | RELIC: Dorotea Saykaly | EVERYTHING WILL BE OK: Felix Landerer Music RELIC: Riku Makinen | EVERYTHING WILL BE OK: Christof Littman

Reviewer Michael Pink

Ballet BC, the acclaimed west coast dance troupe is known for dance that pushes new boundaries and tests dance sensibilities. They did not disappoint in 3 works presented May 12, 13, 14 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Full review