Metro Theatre presents Terry Johnson's stage adaptation of The Graduate
Metro Theatre presents Terry Johnson's stage adaptation of The Graduate

One Vancouver dance company celebrates a milestone, while another closes out its season in a week that sees one of our oldest community theatre companies branching out with a stage adaptation of a film classic.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Celebrating its 15th season during Asian Heritage Month, Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA remounts its popular PARADIS/Paradise (May 5-9). An international collaboration between contemporary Vancouver choreographer and dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino and French contemporary bruiste/noise musician Emmanuel Mailly, PARADIS/Paradise explores the relationship and breadth of dance through live music.

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Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA celebrates its 15th season with a remount of PARADIS/Paradise

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Ballet BC closes its 2014-15 season with a program of two world premieres in Rite (May 7-9) inspired by The Rite of Spring, the ballet and orchestral concert work that premiered in 1913 and is widely considered one of the most influential, and revolutionary, works to shape 20th century.

Ballet BC closes its 2014-15 season with a program of two world premieres in Rite
Ballet BC closes its 2014-15 season with a program of two world premieres in Rite

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]We have to admit that when we heard that the venerable Metro Theatre was presenting The Graduate (until May 23) we did a double take. More synonymous with murder mysteries and British bedroom farces, we are excited to see this community theatre company branching out. Based on the 1967 film starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman, its story of finding your place in the world (and the seduction by an older woman) remains a classic.

The venerable Metro Theatre branches out with a production of The Graduate
The venerable Metro Theatre branches out with a production of The Graduate