February 6 to 9 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Vanessa Goodman has been making waves as a contemporary choreographer in Vancouver, but this new solo showcases her considerable gifts as a dancer as well. To an industrial-ambient score, the magnetic Action at a Distance artist moves fluidly between the real and the imagined. James Proudfoot provides the striking lighting.
February 9 at the Rio Theatre
It started with a bunch of Canadian comics who wanted an excuse to go snowboarding. Now it’s a national tour that features Debra DiGiovanni, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn, Arj Barker, Paul Myrehaug, Vancouver’s own Erica Sigurdson, and more.
February 10 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
The Vancouver Recital Society is bringing back one of the most expressive young talents on its roster, an Uzbek pianist who’s been lauded for everything from his thundering power to his “velvet pianissimo”. Franz Liszt and Sergei Prokofiev are on the program.
February 14 to 18 at Performance Works
When we say this one’s a hit with the younger set, we mean actual babies. Boca del Lupo is presenting this Young People’s Theatre show whose music, visuals, and tactile experiences are custom-made for infants—all based on rigorous research into those developing little minds and personalities. Think colourful balls, flowing fabrics, and no rules about staying seated. The Vancouver International Children’s Festival and Carousel Theatre for Young People copresent.