“No matter what kind of problems we might be going through, or what kind of problems the world might be going through, music is a place where we can all get along.”
This quote from Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews inspired Joyce Hinton, co-managing director of the Chan Centre and curator of the Chan Centre Presents Series, as she shaped next year’s season.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC announced its upcoming roster this morning and Hinton said, over the phone to the Straight, that the series continues to prioritize presenting performers of diverse generations and cultures.
“I just think the performing arts are a wonderful way of igniting curiosity and breaking down barriers,” said Hinton.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue kick off the season in September, bringing jazz, funk, rock, and hip-hop together in a high-energy performance.
The season carries on with Mariza, the well-loved Portuguese fado singer, who will be performing songs from her new album, followed by Spanish flamenco singer Diego El Cigala.
Later in the season, in March, flamenco appears again with Noche Flamenca’s Antigona. The dance theatre piece uses Sophocles’ narrative, finding connections between Greek tragedy and the darker themes of flamenco.
Next season will also include the Chan Centre Connects Series, an outreach component that includes artist and expert talks, panel discussions, workshops, and documentary film screenings.
The Beyond World Series in the Chan Centre’s Telus Studio Theatre focuses on multidisciplinary performances. It features novelist and slam poet Brendan McLeod, who will be looking at the nature of thought and morality, specifically around misconceptions of mental illness.
Below, find the full series lineup.
Subscription packages for the 2016-17 series go on sale on May 1. Single tickets can be purchased as of June 14. Call for tickets at 604-822-2697 or go online at chancentre.com.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
September 25, 2016
November 2, 2016
Diego El Cigala
November 20, 2016
February 22, 2017
Noche Flamenca's Antigona
March 12, 2017
March 26, 2017
Max Raabe and Palast Orchester
April 9, 2017
April 29, 2017
Beyond Words Series
Brain by Brendan McLeod
November 17, 2016
Ada/Ava by Manual Cinema
February 7, 2017