This week Coastal City Ballet celebrates a milestone, next year’s PuSh Fest program is revealed, and Twenty Something Theatre plays with a full deck.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Coastal City Ballet celebrates its 5th anniversary with Fall For Ballet (Nov 9 & 19) with three world premieres from choreographers Wen Wei Wang, Joshua Beamish, and the company’s artistic director Li Yaming. In addition to the new dances set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Bach’s Suite for Cello No. 1, the evening also includes Paquita, from legendary French choreographer Marius Petipa. Founded in the fall of 2011, Coastal City Ballet provides performance opportunities for emerging dancers.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Vancouver looks forward to the offerings each year at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, held each January on stages around town. Literally “pushing” the limits of the performing arts, the PuSh Fest reveals its 12th annual program at a Launch Party (Nov 9) with funnyman Charlie Demers as host. Featured performances will give you a taste of what is to come.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Twenty Something Theatre presents 52 Pick-up (Nov 13-29) by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi. With 52 different scene titles written on a deck of cards, they are thrown into the air and as the actors pick-up the cards one-by-one a story gradually unfolds. Like the shuffle setting on your iPod, no performances are alike.