Our picks this week: Talking Stick Festival, The Amish Project & Musica Universalis

Talking Stick Festival 2019 (Feb 19-Mar 2)

Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 18th edition of the multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival. The two week Talking Stick Festival showcases and celebrates Indigenous art and performance at venues around town.  More information at fullcircle.ca.

Virago Nation, Turtle Island's first all-Indigenous burlesque group performs in an evening of dance, comedy, storytelling, and striptease set to an all-Indigenous soundtrack as part of the Talking Stick Festival 2019. Photo by Fubarfoto.
Virago Nation, Turtle Island’s first all-Indigenous burlesque group performs in an evening of dance, comedy, storytelling, and striptease set to an all-Indigenous soundtrack as part of the Talking Stick Festival 2019. Photo by Fubarfoto.

The Amish Project (Feb 20-23)

Dark Glass Theatre presents Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of the tragic events of the 2006 Nickel Mines shooting in Pennsylvania in which a community came together to forgive. More information at darkglasstheatre.com.

Members of the cast of The Amish Project. Photo by Morris Ertman.
Members of the cast of The Amish Project. Photo by Morris Ertman.

Musica Universalis: Music of the Spheres (Feb 23)

The Vancouver Cantata Singers brings you a concert of 19th century and contemporary works, exploring the poetry and music of the planets and heavenly spheres. More information at vancouvercantatasingers.com.

The Vancouver Cantata Singers performs works by Erik Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Robert Schumann, and Canadian composers, Stephen Chatman, Craig Galbraith, and Larry Nickel.
The Vancouver Cantata Singers performs works by Erik Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Robert Schumann, and Canadian composers, Stephen Chatman, Craig Galbraith, and Larry Nickel.