Arts Beat

The latest updates on arts and culture in Vancouver.

Benoît Lachambre and Benjamin Kamino entrance viewers with "Nudity. Desire"

Exciting performance art/ dance is high art entertainment at VIDF. Benjamin Kamino in Nudity. Desire.

Schtick-filled Urinetown abounds with hilarity at The Firehall Arts Centre

Singing and dancing their hearts out in a parody of environmental disaster. L-R Chris Lam, Rosie Simon, Meghan Gardiner, & Anton Lipovetsky in Urinetown The Musical Photo: David Cooper

George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan does justice to riveting historical heroine

George Bernard Shaw’s masterful words are well served by Kim Collier’s Saint Joan at the Arts Club running till November 23 at the Stanley Theatre. Joan of Arc, a teenaged, illiterate, peasant girl,...

Bboyizm's dance grooves hard at The Cultch

The Cultch stage replaces the hip hop cypher with joyful dancing.

Civilization devolves to mayhem in "Hunter Gatherers"

Looks like a dinner party of four old friends until the animals within are released.

The Dance Centre opens Global Dance Connections with Ballet Preljocal

105 minutes of John Cage's brilliant sound score "Empty Words" underlies Cunningham technique-based undertaking. Photo: Jean-Claude Carbonne