“I didn’t know we had theatres like this in Vancouver.” “It reminds me of buildings in New York.” “I can’t believe they wanted to knock it down.” As concertgoers head into Orpheum events, they pull out their phones to snap photos of this beautiful downtown Vancouver theatre. . . Designed
In an interview with Warner Brothers, prolific, Grammy-nominated composer, Nicholas Hooper was asked about his favourite scene to score in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. ‘The journey to the cave where Dumbledore and Harry apparate from the tower in Hogwarts to a rock in the sea was my
‘Sculpture is an art of the open air,’ said Henry Moore. ‘Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, its best setting and complement is nature.’ Just west of the central fountain at UBC, you’ll find an undulation of peekaboo wood playing with sunlight, standing proud amidst the trees.
‘a solitary seagull on silent wings the morning broken by its insistent caw cutting through wind through rivers of air colliding over cold ocean lonely ships and so we arrive..’ So starts the beautiful poem, Arrivals, written in 2011 by author, Paul Yee, to premiere alongside Voices from Gold Mountain,
The Burrard Bridge has long been a beacon for controversy. Debates over bike versus car lanes on the bridge have been raging for decades. Back in 1949, Vancouver Art School’s A.F. Ames threw his own Burrard barbs, describing the overall bridge as a “monstrosity” and its concrete pillars as “ashcans
“Left, right, left, right, his stomach pocket, his mouth, his hips.” Jonathon Young’s voice provided the beats for the dancers to follow. “Left, right, left, right, left. Forehead, mouth, back of the neck, pocket, other pocket.” The talented dancers of Arts Umbrella’s Senior Company attacked the brilliant Crystal Pite’s choreography with
“Wood is stubborn,” artist, puppeteer and founder of The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Judd Palmer, told us. “There are knots and grains that push back against the execution of your idea – real gravity, physics – which actually pushes you to discover solutions that shift the image, which means the
Some of us are throwing our creative energies into writing, strumming, dancing, acting, painting, plotting. Meanwhile, a diligent and talented bloc of car buffs are using their creative energies to painstakingly restore vintage British cars to mint condition. They are scouring the world for original materials, re-building engines, re-drawing logos, re-upholstering interiors,
In May of 2019, Prince Charles is welcoming his new grandson – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – to the family. Thirty-three years ago – in May of 1986 – Prince Charles was in Vancouver with Princess Diana to welcome the world to Expo 86, a World’s Fair focused on Transportation and Communication.
Every year, we look forward to the brown paper couture dresses created by the talented students from the Design Formation program at Langara College. Since the exhibit has moved from the college itself to Oakridge, more passersby can stop to admire these paper re-imaginings of designer creations. As we were