This week we explore two halves of the same woman, visit with George in a park on Sunday, and witness a contemporary take on a traditional Bavarian folk dance.
Part of The Cultch’s Femme February programming, Mouthpiece (Jan 31-Feb 5) is the Dora Award-winning show in which Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava play two halves of the same woman. Named a top production by Toronto critics in 2016, it makes its Vancouver debut as part of a national tour. Presented with the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
2Sunday in the Park with George
United Players presents Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George (until Feb 12). Inspired by George Seurat’s painting, ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’, the musical explores universal truths about the nature of art, love, and passion.
3FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow?
Part of The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections, in FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? (Feb 2-4), Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni deconstructs the Schuhplattler (‘shoe-beater’). A Bavarian folk dance where the performers slap their shoes and legs with their hands, Sciarroni refines it to its most essential elements, reactivating the movements in a contemporary context. Presented with the 2017 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.