This week our picks include the 2016 Vancouver International Children’s Festival, five dances performed in twelve minutes or less each, and Romanian violin virtuoso Cristian Herki.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap] The Vancouver International Children’s Festival (May 30-Jun 5) gets underway on Granville Island with seven days of performances from around the globe for kids and families of all ages. Acrobatics, puppetry, theater, music and plenty of arts activities make this annual celebration filled with surprises.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The Dance Centre presents 12 Minutes Max (Jun 3), a showcase of five eclectic contemporary dance works each lasting 12 minutes or less. This editions’s line-up includes some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers: Akeisha de Baat & Nathan Todd, Katie DeVries & Kimberly Stevenson, Iris Lau, Bevin Poole, and Ahalya Satkunaratnam.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] In Barock 2 Roque (Jun 4), Romanian violin virtuoso Cristian Herki takes us on a journey through music’s history from the likes of Vivaldi to Guns N’ Roses. Performing music from all eras and genres, including fiddling, current music, standards, jazz and rock, Herki’s appeal spans generations.