Red Light Osita Cabaret

When & Where May 21, 2023 | Osita Lounge and Restaurant 1728 Commercial Drive,Vancouver

Reviewer Michael Pink

Cabaret is a style of performance that is lively and entertaining and pleasantly returning to popularity. Red Light Osita Cabaret at Osita Lounge and Restaurant in Vancouver last week was performed to a full house of boisterous fans. Full review

The Cultch
Body Parts by Tara Cheyenne Performance

When & Where May 3 at 7:30pm (Opening), May 4 – 6 at 7:30pm & May 6 at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver

Choreography Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg Music Direction Marc Stewart Set Design Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg + Josh Martin, Kate Franklin and Melanie Yeats Costume Design Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg Lighting Design James Proudfoot Technical Direction Nico Dicecco
Contributing Artists Bevin Poole, Kim Steveson, Caroline Liffman, Justine A. Chambers, Jamie Robinson, Zahra Shahab, and Lisa Gelley

Reviewer John Jane

Body Parts is a multi-layered performance show that combines stand-up comedy, physical humour, self-analysis and even dance. The titular “body parts” all belong to versatile dance-theatre artist Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, who not only choreographed and performs solo, but had a hand in direction, costume and set design....Full review



DanceHouse in association with The Cultch

Circa’s Sacre

When & Where January 17-21, 2023 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street

Director & Stage Designer YaronLifschitz Composers Philippe Bachman & Igor Stravinsky Lighting Design Veronique Benett Costume Design Libby McDonnell Technical Director Jason Organ Producer Danielle Kellie

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

The Circus, The Big Top, The Greatest Show on Earth are words that capture the imagination. A make believe world that is bigger than life, full of light, razzle dazzle, feats of daring watched with wide eyed amazement. There is an underbelly to a circus too, a dark side, lurid curiosity, a sense of the unknown that captures the darker side of imagination. Full review



Source Amnesia

When & Where January 13 & 14, 2023 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton Street

Director & Choreographer Joshua Beamish Music Director Daniel Okulitch Costume Design Joshua Beamish Lighting Design James Proudfoot Rehearsal Director Heather Dotto Musical Selections Rival Consoles
Marisa Christogeorge, Juan Duarte, Evan Rapaport, Renee Sigouin and Calder White

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

Joshua Beamish/MoveTheCompany opened the world premiere of Source Amnesia with quietude. No curtain, dim lighting and a state of stillness that permeated the stage. The dancers, clad in street clothes moved with a calm demeanor drawing the audience into their orbit. Full review


Louise Lecavalier/Fou Glorieux: Stations

When & Where November 23–26, 2022 at | Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Woodward's Goldcorp Centre, 149 W Hastings Streett

Choreography Louise Lecavalier Costume Design Yso, Marlene Bastien Lighting Design Alain Lortie Original Music & Arrangements Antoine Berthiaume

Reviewer John Jane

Now unbelievably in her sixties, Lecavalier is now performing with Fou Glorieux, a company she founded in 2006. The name, which vaguely translates to "Gloriously crazy" appears to be particularly apt after seeing her self-choreographed solo work - Stations. Dressed in all black in a black box set with footlights, Lecavalier is initially only visible by her blonde hair and pale complexion. Full review



Ballet BC

When & Where November 3,4 & 5, 2022 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Reviewer Michael Pink

The opening Ballet BC performance of the season featured provocative and highly original works by Choreographer Sharon Eyal, co-created by GaiBehar with Bedroom Folk; Silent Tides, choreographed by Ballet BC Artistic Director Medhi Walerski; and Heart Drive, Choreographed by Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal. Full review


The Dance Centre
Discover Dance! Series: VanVogueJam

When & Where Thursday October 27, 2022 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

Reviewer Michael Pink

The Vancouver Dance Centre hosted an eclectic performance by VanVogueJam and dancers on October 27th. The dancers featured VanVogueJam founder Ralph Escamillan, Mother Ivy Andromeda (Ivy Wilson) and Phoenix 007 (Juan Alcuitas Imperial).

An Interview with Ralph Escamillan
Featured performer in the
Discover Dance! Series: VanVogueJam

When & Where Thursday October 27, 2022 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

Interviewer Michael Pink

As a young dance artist Escamillan is promoting and in some ways reviving the ballroom + vogue scene in Vancouver and Canada. He started training in vogue/ballroom in 2015 and was inspired by classes with a Leiomy Maldonado in New York. Maldonado is recognized as a leader in the scene. Full interview & review