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Vancouver 2010 Olympics Arts Festival


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#1 sandik

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:38 AM

The committee has made a preliminary announcement, with some of their programming. Some commisssions and some selections from standing repertory. The dancey stuff includes

• The Blue Dragon/Le Dragon Bleu — Robert Lepage
2/02/2010 - 2/28/2010, 8:00 pm
Quebec's Robert Lepage continues his internationally celebrated imaginative and innovative stagecraft with this sequel to his acclaimed series The Dragons' Trilogy, set in modern China. Co-commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

• Moon Water — Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
2/05/2010 - 2/06/2010, 8:00 pm
Lauded worldwide for its innovation and grace, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan's Moon Water is a contemporary exploration of Tai Chi Tao Yin movement, an ancient Chi Kung exercise, set to Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello. It will be the troupe's first performance in Vancouver since 1997.

• Joni Mitchell's The Fiddle and The Drum — Alberta Ballet
1/22/2010 - 1/24/2010, 8:00 pm
This extended, full-length collaboration production of the dazzling ballet features four additional Joni Mitchell songs, illuminated by her latest artwork and the choreography of Alberta Ballet's artistic director Jean Grand Maître. Commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Tickets on sale soon.

• Compagnie Marie Chouinard: World Premiere
3/12/2010 - 3/13/2010, 8:00 pm
This newly-commissioned group piece by Canada's reigning queen of contemporary dance is based on the notion of time recaptured. For the first time, Marie Chouinard will create an accompanying vocal score. Co-commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

• Nixon in China — Vancouver Opera
3/13/2010 - 3/20/2010, 7:30pm
Vancouver Opera presents the Canadian premiere — and a new production — of John Adams's modern masterpiece about U.S. President Richard Nixon's historic 1972 visit to China. Canadian coloratura soprano Tracey Dahl, as Madame Mao, joins opera greats Robert Orth as Nixon and Alan Woodrow as Mao Tse-tung under the musical leadership of Maestro John DeMain who led the 1987 premiere of the opera.

• Rain — Cirque Éloize
03/19/2010 - 03/20/2010, Time TBA
Montreal's Cirque Éloize brings the wonder of childhood to vivid life in this circus arts performance. The company expresses its innovative nature by combining circus arts with music, dance and theatre.

• Kidd Pivot: Dark Matters
2/26/2010 - 2/27/2010, 8:00 pm
Created by Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite, this new work brings together six dancers for an exploration of human significance in the wake of catastrophe and planetary frailty. Co-commissioned by Arts Partners in Creative Development.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:51 PM

Natalia posted the news about Uliana Lopatkina's scheduled performance on 10 February in the Cultural Olympiad 2010 in Vancouver from January 22 to March 21.

There are other dance events as well, and the other ballet event listed so far is:

Dance Canada Dance: The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. February 13-14, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. "24 Preludes by Chopin" (Chouinard) and "Hikarizatto" (Galili/??).

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:52 PM

The search categories are dodgy at best. I've since found:

Alberta Ballet 22-24 January, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. "The Fiddle and the Drum" (Grand-Maitre/Mitchell).

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:43 PM

Alberta Ballet22-24 January, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. "The Fiddle and the Drum" (Grand-Maitre/Mitchell).


They are doing some mild touring of this program as well -- they'll be in Seattle at the Paramount February 23

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

CTV, which is broadcasting the games in Canada, has been promoting the Cultural Olympiad on its networks pretty heavily these past few days. Wouldn't it be something if it decided to broadcast some of the stuff? I mean, CTV-owned Bravo is supposed to be an arts channel...

(That's the sound of me not holding my breath.)

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:30 AM

CTV, which is broadcasting the games in Canada, has been promoting the Cultural Olympiad on its networks pretty heavily these past few days. Wouldn't it be something if it decided to broadcast some of the stuff? ...


Well, the cable company in my community (Seattle) doesn't include CTV for its customers -- the only Canadian television we get is the CBC, so we won't be getting any Canadian coverage for the games or any ancillary stuff.


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