The pinnacle of the Vancouver International Dance Festival opener? When Akaji Maro, in Bride of Frankenstein gown, a wild frightwig, and eerie Noh makeup, makes his grand entrance aboard a cyberslave-drawn wagon.
At its world premiere in Vancouver last night, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young's hyperstylized, hallucinatory new dance-theatre work had enough electricity to blow out the substation down the street at Cathedral Square.
In this multimedia dance-theatre work from Australia, blood becomes a symbol of what connects him to his Aboriginal heritage, and what threatens to separate him from living happily ever after with a partner.
She turned the Faris theatre into a kind of giant, haunting laboratory-gallery, complete with instructional video before entering, and hard, clinical lighting for dancers interacting with cold metal objects.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.