Lost Words, The Life Game & Unwrapping Culture
Lost Words, The Life Game & Unwrapping Culture

This week’s title pays homage to one of our favourite movies of the 1980s as our picks include an exploration of sex on stage, lives on the radio and culture in Thailand.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Pi Theatre branches out with Lost Words (Oct 13), a series focusing on banned, censored and controversial plays. In this first event, Pi Artistic Associates Pippa Mackie and Jeff Gladstone explore what makes people so uncomfortable about sex on a stage.

Lost Words: Sex Edition
Pippa Mackie and Jeff Gladstone explore sex on stage in the inaugural Lost Words.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]The Life Game (Oct 14-17) moves from the stage to the airwaves with an experiment in radio as a guest allows improvisers to act out key moments of their life in front of a live audience. This week features Svend Robinson, Joe Average, Doug Leavers, Ross Rebagliati and Alexandra Samuel. You can be be part of that live studio audience. The rest of us will need to wait until sometime in 2016 when the series will air on CBC Radio One.

The Life Game
The Life Game moves to the airwaves in a radio show for CBC Radio One.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Vancouver choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino teams up with Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun in Unwrapping Culture (Oct 15-17), a new contemporary dance work exposing how traditional Thai culture is changing by the forces of commercialization and modern consumer culture. A funny, satirical, and hard-hitting piece, beneath it all is a serious and thoughtful examination of how culture changes or is changed, and who defines it.

Unwrapping Culture
Unwrapping Culture plays as part of the Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections series.