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February 2019

12th Annual Coastal Dance Festival

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2019

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminister, BC Canada
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Photo courtesy of Dancers of Damelahamid.

Dancers of Damelahamid presents the 12th annual Coastal Dance Festival (formerly Coastal First Nations Dance Festival), a celebration of Indigenous stories, song, and dance from Canada and abroad. Audiences will be treated to a dynamic selection of Northwest Coast and international Indigenous artistry through ancestral and innovative performances, and educational offerings. Highlights include the world premiere of an excerpt of Dancers of Damelahamid’s Mînowin, a new commission from the National Arts Centre’s inaugural National Creation Fund, Australia’s Jo Clancy and the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, and Montreal’s Émilie Monnet and Nahka…

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Talking Stick Festival 2019

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until March 2, 2019

Various Locations Vancouver, BC Canada

Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 2019 Talking Stick Festival. Now in its 18th year, Talking Stick remains North America’s premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival. Programming highlights include Children of God by Corey Payette; the Indian Acts play readings series of new works from Kevin Loring, Tai Amy Grauman, Taran Kootenhayoo, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, and Margo Kane; Muyuntsut ta Slulum (Immerse Yourself in Music) series favourites Snotty Nose Rez Kids with DJ Kookum, Emily Wurramara, and DJ O Show;…

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The Amish Project

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until February 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Canada
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Members of the cast of The Amish Project. Photo by Morris Ertman.

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the tragic events of the Nickel Mines shooting, when the local milkman walked into an Amish schoolhouse and shot all the girls and then himself. The Amish responded to this crime by forgiving the gunman and embracing his family as fellow victims. Inspired by true events in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in 2006, this powerful play explores the challenging path of forgiveness. At the centre of the story is Carol, the gunman's widow,…

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Ying Yun

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 23, 2019

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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This timely work, born at a heated time in the trajectory of gender discourse, raises the platform of choreographing to the female performers. The creative process involves a series of dialogues between Ying Yun’s dancers and Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, with the aim of translating their stories into movement. Ying Yun is the name of Wang’s mother (Ying means Hero & Yun means Cloud), who passed away from ovarian cancer four years ago. A significant influence on his becoming an…

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Improv Voyage

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Improv Centre on Granville Island, 1502 Duranleau Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3W7 Canada
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Join VTS on the S.S. TheatreSports for some high-sea-hilarity at Improv Voyage. This immersive event is sure to be a titanic hit (minus the iceberg).

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Weaving Our Humanity

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9 Canada
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Returning after a sold-out show in 2016, “Weaving Our Humanity” invites the North Shore community to an evening featuring local story-tellers, art, and music. Weaving Our Humanity will involve stories about belonging and missed connection, vulnerability and courage, as well as about friendship and humanity in our diverse community. The event builds off sentiments of courage, vulnerability, and connection – all of which were heard during a series of community conversations that were held across the North Shore over the…

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