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The Shipment

SpeakEasy Theatre Production presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre

SpeakEasy Theatre’s critically acclaimed production is back! Billed as “A provocative comedy to shake the woke”, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Vancouver Presents called it “Bold, honest and hilarious” and Colin Thomas said it’s “a surrealist collage.”

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Spooky Action

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation

 Inverso Productions’ Lesley Telford creates this interdisciplinary dance project  inspired by particle entanglement.   A study of  human connections, inspired by Einstein's famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence,  Spooky Action brings together thought-provoking dance, original composition and engaging narrative.

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SIS NE’ BI-YÏZ: Mother Bear Speaks

Instruments of Change

Inspired by the true story of this Wet'suwet'en artist, who walked 1,600 km across British Columbia to give voice to First Nations children and other marginalized youth. Developed in collaboration with Laura Barron, Jason Clift, Julie McIsaac and Jessica Schacht.

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ŪTSZAN

Heart of the City Festival

Ūtszan, a compelling one-woman show, uncovers Indigenous knowledge, humour, strength and resilience through language reclamation. Ūtszan (to make things better) is a passionate story about how language informs identity. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Warning: This production talks of residential schools.

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Opening Doors

A Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre production

This work-in-progress dramatization draws on Daphne Marlatt & Carole Itter’s 1979 aural history, “Opening Doors: Vancouver’s East End” and takes a look at the stories and history of the neighbourhood surrounding the Firehall.  Women from many different cultural heritages and backgrounds help build this vibrant community and their stories often go untold.

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Gracenote Concert Season Finale

Gracenote Vancouver

The season finale concert at The Firehall Arts Centre will be your last chance to see Gracenote this season! We look forward to seeing you there.

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BC BUDS Lite

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

Back by popular demand BC Buds will showcase new play readings, choreographies and more from emerging and established theatre and dance artists.

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Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents “Sempiterno”

FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents: SEMPITERNO International flamenco music and dance ensemble Fin de Fiesta Flamenco brings their new production, “Sempiterno,” to theatres and festivals across France and Canada this summer. Though its members hail from Canada, France and Cuba, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco comes together every year in Spain and creates inspired new work to tour in North America and Europe. Immersed in the flamenco way of life, they create the vibrant and impassioned music and dance that has been dazzling audiences for the past seven years. “Sempiterno” tells the story of the magnetic pull of the flamenco art form, a pull that has drawn Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s members away from the countries where they were born, and to Spain, the cradle of flamenco. The searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Seville) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Madrid). Dancer Lia Grainger (2017 Certamen New York International Flamenco Competition finalist, (Madrid) brings the stage to life with fierce and sensual choreographies and improvisations and Hanser Gomez (Cuba) holds down the rhythm on cajon. Stunning dancer Deborah "La Caramelita" (Noces Gitanes, France) all joins the ensemble in 2019 for her second year on tour. To the south of Spain and back again, Fin de Fiesta will leave you breathless, with the pulsing rhythms of flamenco beating in your heart. “A rowdy and intense troupe that radiates flamenco passion.” - The Vancouver Sun “A mix of cultures immersed in flamenco spirit" - The Calgary Herald “Wild and rhythmically complex." - The Winnipeg Free Press WWW.FINDEFIESTAFLAMENCO.COM

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Gold Mountain – Turtle Island – DELAYED

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN DELAYED. A FUTURE WORKSHOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. A musical love story set in the early fifties between a young First Nation’s woman and a Chinese café worker set on the North Coast and in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Dancing on the Edge Festival

DOTE

Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance and is an eagerly anticipated highlight of the Lower Mainland’s Dance Season. This year’s DOTE presents extraordinary dance productions from Canada, Brazil and Korea and takes place from July 4 -13, 2019 at various venues in Vancouver, including DOTE’s home venue, the Firehall Arts Centre. This year’s performances offer high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work featuring World Premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers.

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