This week we celebrate the Canadian musical at In Tune, deconstruct disability cliches with Realwheels, and spend 12 Minutes Max with some local dance companies.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]It’s back and bigger than ever. In Tune 2015: The Art of Canadian Musicals (Jun 12-21) is a Vancouver-based biennial event that develops and showcases new Canadian musicals, and supports the artists engaged in creating and performing them. For the first time In Tune will present a fully finished production with Rob Kempson’s musical The Way Back To Thursday.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The award-winning theatre company Realwheels presents Super Voices (Jun 12 & 13), a community-based, multimedia performance featuring the talent of the disability community. In a fun and refreshing way, Super Voices moves beyond the typifying of people with disabilities as objects of pity or mere sources of inspiration, as clichés are deconstructed so that the true ‘superpowers’ of this community may be examined in a lively, comedic way.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]12 Minutes Max (Jun 12) showcases five eclectic contemporary dance works each lasting just twelve minutes or less, by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers. First launched in Vancouver in 1994, 12 Minutes Max focuses on providing support, feedback and performance opportunities to emerging dance artists, with a rotating panel of curators. At the end of the season a selection of the works are selected for a full performance presentation at Scotiabank Dance Centre.