My cousin, Ryan, and I were both born in Atlanta, Georgia in the Southern US about a year apart. As kids we wrestled, caught bullfrogs, and swung on a rusty tire swing among the peachtrees at our grandparents house.
“It’s too overtly politically correct. The diversity doesn’t look right,” she said. “In fact, the crowd is so diverse, each person in the crowd tokenized to represent a specific identity, that it blurs all connection to place or movement.”
Noche Flamenca was formed in 1993 and has toured worldwide to critical acclaim, and Santangelo is often credited with bringing purity and integrity to one of the world’s most mysterious art forms: flamenco.
Veronica Ciastko is a second year arts student at the University of British Columbia, hoping to major in creative writing. She's an avid reader and lover of words, which would explain her love for sexting.
Some pieces, like Terezakis and Lee's tackle topical issues, and some are focused more on lyrical or poetic form. Usually the Chan Centre showcases big names from all around the world, but this series will have a greater sense of city pride.
Axis Theatre has recently begun their Wee Ones Series — plays intended for an audience ages 3-7. Shelby Bushell says that there was no quality market for very young children and Axis wanted to step in and fill this gap.