Theatre This Week: April 19 – 25

A collage of all shows images

More Than Dance, We Are a Movement

April 14 - April 20

Digidance is proud to offer a new film celebrating Red Sky Performance’s 20th anniversary story as a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. More Than Dance, We Are a Movement contains excerpts from their award-winning work Trace and Miigs, and interviews with collaborators who have participated in this remarkable journey.

Presented by as a part of Digidance, a programming partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Danse Danse (Montreal), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). For tickets and more information, click here.

1 Hour Photo

April 23, April 24

Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.

Presented by the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Company. For tickets and more information, click here.

Half Life

April 8 - April 22

Had they previously met somewhere else under different circumstances? Why is their love so troubling for their children? Indeed, the light at dusk is sometimes warmer and more enveloping than that of the midday sun. Half Life explores the complicated ways in which those who provide care are also positioned with power – the power to withhold and endow agency, the power to enact and prevent harm, the power to give and affirm love. Set in an elder care home at the turn of the 21st century, this audio production reimagines Half Life as a queer story of love and memory.

Presented by Tarragon Theatre in association with PlayME Podcast‘s Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley and Why Not Theatre. For tickets and more information, click here.

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