Here's what we are most excited about this week

With the Vancouver Fringe Festival over for another year, it is time to concentrate on some of the other great arts happenings around Vancouver.  Here’s what we are most excited about this week.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] Back by popular demand, following its sold out run at the 2015 premiere, Joe Ink and celebrated Vancouver Choreographer Joe Laughlin present 4OUR (Sep 19). Exploring the dynamics of family, the transference of memory, and the singular moments that shape our lives, the piece incorporates everyting from classical to contemporary and hip hop to gymnastics.

Dancer Kevin Tookey in Joe Ink's 4OUR. Photo by Michael Slobodian.
Dancer Kevin Tookey in Joe Ink’s 4OUR in 2015. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Vancouver’s celebration of words gets underway with an abundance of free events at Word Vancouver (Sep 21-25). The big day takes place at the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library on Sunday, September 25 where Canadian authors and book, magazine, and comics exhibitors are all gather to share their love for the written word.

Word Vancouver
Vancouver celebrates the written word at Word Vancouver with 100 readings, 150 authors, and 20 workshops.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] plastic orchid factory presents Digital Folk (Sep 21-25), a video game/costume party, music and dance performance/installation. Created from a desire to revisit how communities gather to play music, dance and tell stories in the wake of video game culture and technology, it explore a generation’s approach to identity, physicality, social dance and performance.

Digital Folk is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dance artist, James Gnam, visual artist, Natalie Purschwitz, lighting designer, James Proudfoot and eleven dance artists.
Digital Folk is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dance artist, James Gnam, visual artist, Natalie Purschwitz, lighting designer, James Proudfoot and eleven dance artists.