UBC MFA alumni Shilo Jones weaves a startling tale full of broken and morally bankrupt characters to reflect Vancouver’s unseemly underbelly.
The sold-out crowd consisted of people from all over Vancouver. As the attendees arrived, some gathered around the fire with a hot beverage and cozied up as the speakers provided a sneak peak of the night was to bring.
During Langar, everyone sits on the same ground, eating the same food, despite their caste or background. Both men and women serve food, all of the food served is vegetarian and anyone who would like to is allowed to take part in the meal.
Strangers you pass down Main Mall, the individual who sits next to you in class, people you stand amongst in a crowded bus or the friends you’ve supposedly known since first year — each person carries their own, unique narrative and many stories go untold.
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.”
While intimidating at first, trading with others is why Hot One Inch Action thrives where traditional art shows stop short.
“All cultures have scare figures, but what is scary is rather culture-specific,” said Dr. Sabina Magliocco, the department of anthropology’s resident expert on all things spooky.
“Indigenous” Halloween costumes are offensive to many people and we hope that our voices can inspire others to think twice about about selling, buying or wearing these costumes.
“With globalization, local traditions become more attractive again,” he said. “… [Oktoberfest] became a little, compartmentalized marketing tool, which you could then export into other places.”
The event’s general message was that everyone can benefit from minimalism by choosing to practice mindfulness, self-value and purpose.
The intersections of performers was a wonderful sight to see. The Slovak dancers grooved to Mayer’s music, and Mayer performed with Rushton impromptu in a beautiful rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Being in the presence of talented literary figures, you can feel the excitement of a shared collective adoration for literature, for the act of writing and for a community of storytellers.