Our picks this week: The Tashme Project, Sons of Sissy & Spring Festival

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives (Apr 2-13)

Who: Firehall Arts Centre
What: The Tashme Project: The Living Archives
Where: Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova St, Vancouver)
When: April 2-13
Why: Based on twenty interviews from with Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) from cities across Canada, this verbatim theatre piece traces their history through childhood, World War II internment, and post-war resettlement. More information at firehallartscentre.ca.

Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa in The Tashme Project: The Living Archives.
Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa in The Tashme Project: The Living Archives.

Sons of Sissy (Apr 5 & 6)

Who: The Dance Centre
What: Sons of Sissy
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver)
When: April 5 & 6
Why: The traditional folk dances and music of the Alps are subverted in this work exploring heritage and masculinity from Austrian choreographer and musician Simon Mayer. More information at thedancecentre.ca.

Members of the company of Sons of Sissy. Photo by Arne Hauge.
Members of the company of Sons of Sissy. Photo by Arne Hauge.

Spring Festival: Music and Power (Apr 5-13)

Who: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
What: Spring Festival: Music and Power
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St, Vancouver)
When: April 5-13
Why: The VSO explores some of the times and places where music was used not just as a mirror of society, but as a force to change it in one way or another. More information at vancouversymphony.ca.

Maestro Otto Tausk leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in four concerts for this year's VSO Spring Festival.
Maestro Otto Tausk leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in four concerts for this year’s VSO Spring Festival.