Emily Carr University's The Show, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun & Ballet BC
Emily Carr University's The Show, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun & Ballet BC

This week our picks include Emily Carr University’s annual grad show, a provocative new show at the Museum of Anthropology, and the conclusion to Ballet BC’s 30th anniversary season.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] Recognized as one of the world’s leading learning institutions in the arts, media and design, each year Emily Carr University celebrates its graduating class with The Show (May 8-22). With over 300 works on display, The Show marks both the end and new beginnings for the graduates in the university’s Bachelor and Master programs.

The Show
The Show is the annual celebration of Emily Carr University graduates

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The Museum of Anthropology at UBC presents the bold, politically charged, and timely exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories (May 10-Oct 16). Of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, Yuxweluptun’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installation work confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples, and the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun exhibits in Unceded Territories as part of MOA’s 2015/2016 season. Image: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, An Indian Game (Juggling the Books), 1995.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Ballet BC concludes its 30th anniversary season with Program 3 (May 12-14), featuring the remount of artistic director Emily Molnar’s 16+ a room, the Canadian Premiere of Bill by Israeli  Sharon Eyal, and the remount of I and I am You by Finnish-born choreographer Jorma Elo.

Program 3
Ballet BC closes out its 30th anniversary season with Program 3