The comedy was portrayed through a situation that the entire audience had essentially put themselves into: doodling with a bunch of strangers and then yelling about it.
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“You have veterans who have never opened up because of PTSD or simply because they didn’t want to talk about it,” Brunt said. “I’ve had people tell me that they’ve never even told their families these stories before.”
The sheer amount of fun the actors seemed to be having helps keep the audience engaged, especially for those who may not have been following the quick jokes veiled in old English.
“That was really challenging and also really exciting … to hear a director go ‘We don’t need to see frivolous women on stage. We can see real women. And these women take up space and they’re confident and intelligent and they know what they’re saying, and they’re complex and they’re making decisions.’”
Himalaya Program co-founder, Sara Shneiderman, explained the program was designed to be interdisciplinary with “faculty in several different departments who have research interests in the Himalayan region.”
During the meetings, there is usually a high success rate of performing magic because people tend to try harder with others around.
The gallery has held very diverse expositions and touched on a variety of different topics, ranging from marginalized identities and how their bodies are portrayed in art, to the historical Palestine and Israel conflict and even climate change.
Everything in the auditorium was silent, including the orchestra, aside from the light tapping of rain on the windows. As the music swells, How hits the purest high note I have ever heard.
Ghosts exemplified the self-reflection and mistaken idealizations that strike the pure of heart with the hardest downfall. This two-hour play built a clear narrative that was revealed piece-by-piece in every passing conversation, turning preconceptions from this period on their heads.
In many cases, disaster planning is an ongoing process within each of the individual galleries and museums at UBC. With vast, valuable and historically irreplaceable collections, some of the older museums on campus opt for gradual upgrades, while those in newer buildings have pre-thought mechanisms in place.
Attempting to signify the magnitude of this exhibit in any number of words is to minimize it. Come, stare into the abyss and see the bush plum flowers scattered in the cosmos.
Silent Night is a unique opera, and the partnership between the UBC School of Music and the Veteran's Transition Network will make the production a unique and once in a lifetime experience.
The most empowering part of the night was seeing how the jumbled, confused kids in the stories grew up to be successful adults, who had since followed their dreams and found soulmates.
The cherry on top was his freestyle. Let’s face it people, would it really be a Miguel concert without his sexual swagger?
“At a community radio station like CiTR, we’re super open to lots of different types of shows, and we want to promote people’s weird ideas ... that’s really different and maybe more marginalized in commercial radio.”