Part of the Chan Centre’s Beyond Words series this year, Brain will be amongst a group of performances that aim to initiate conversations about important topics through multidisciplinary works. It will be performed on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
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Rob Taylor has released his second full-length book of poetry entitled The News. It comprises of a poem for nearly every week of his wife’s pregnancy, conveying his thoughts about their unborn child and the world in which they will grow up.
In what started out as a series of short, 10 minute standalone plays, Suitcase Stories — now a 90-minute cohesive compilation of those vignettes — centres around a South Korean woman named Maki Yi and her arduous immigration journey to Canada.
Disgraced, a play written by Ayad Akthar and directed by Gavan Cheema, plopped the audience into a dinner party in post-9/11 New York City. In this climate, the characters’ tempers escalated very quickly.
The music generally stuck to what you would expect of indie rock with some slower tempo songs thrown in the mix — but the live execution of the music is what separates Bad Suns from a generic new age rock band.
The Elephant Wrestler is a play that reflects the contrasting characters and concepts of modern India — how the Chai Wallah stories can exist in the age of Starbucks and how strong females can coexist with father figures.
Connie Buna speaks of herself as a bad student, despite her co-vocalist Jocelyn Macdougall’s insistence to the contrary. She speaks of the privilege she has, being able to perform this kind of music to an audience like hers.
If Halloween's end left you still longing to dress up in your carefully prepared costume and go out like it's nobody's business, Fan Expo Vancouver might be just what you need. Three days is hardly enough time to see everything on offer.
The rich, melancholy melodies of Fado music are steeped in the history of the Portuguese. Fado, explains playwright Elaine Avila, is the feeling of saudade —the happiness of beautiful days long gone and the pain of knowing they will never return.
The latest UBC Arts & Culture project aims to provide information and tickets on upcoming concerts. What they have introduced is a mobile ticket booth, or more precisely, a ticket-trolley-tricycle hybrid which will be rolling around campus.
The basis of the play follows Esther and Gilles’ transition from living in Montreal to Vancouver. It starts out poking fun at the differences between the two cities such as the fact that it never (ever) stops raining in Vancouver.
Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s first feature, Album, tries to give its critique on individuals’ two-faced and superficial natures by giving insight into Turkish society and culture. It is a work that ultimately fails to deliver what it promises.
The film has multiple layers in how it presents the events that occurred that day. It’s narrated by the personal accounts of various victims, journalists, police officers and spectators who were affected or played a key role during the killings.
Mariza, The Queen of Fado, is returning to perform at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The internationally acclaimed singer is performing works from her most recent album, Mundo, on Wednesday, November 2 2016 in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.
Denis Matsuev returned to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 20 for a performance of incredible quality. It was, without a doubt, one of the most breathtaking piano concerts that I have ever seen.