Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents “Sempiterno”


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


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.


Dancing on the Edge Festival


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.



Theatre Terrific

World famous playwright Arthur Miller and his last wife, Austrian photojournalist Inge Morath, married in 1962 and had a beautiful daughter. In 1966 they had a son who was born with Down Syndrome.  They named him Daniel.  Daniel never lived with his family.  Instead, he was shut away in an overcrowded, understaffed institution akin to bedlam.  For over forty years the general public never knew there was a Daniel Miller.


Gas Town by ShaYa – شهرِ گس


A different performance by ShaYa from Dang Show "Gas Town" is back in Vancouver for the second time. Join us to honor some of the best Iranian female singers and hear your favorite nostalgic Persian songs with a new arrangement.


The House of Bernarda Alba

Vachik Art Group

Following her husband’s funeral, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor. In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and suppressed sexuality rise to the surface. As Bernarda’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than the girls’ liberty that is in danger.


Never Still

Action at a Distance/Vanessa Goodman

Physical new dance work explores social, environmental and biological themes.


Cain and Abel

The Biting School/Arya & Arash Khakpour

Two artistic brothers explore the themes and conflicts within this legendary story. Brotherly love or?


Kill Me Now

A Touchstone Theatre Production

Jake is a single dad and cares for his teen son, Joey, who has a severe disability. Touchstone Artistic Director, Roy Surette directs this frank, fearless and ferociously funny play.


 East End Blues & All That Jazz

A Vancouver Moving Theatre production

A hit tribute to the East End’s historic Black residential community returns to the Firehall stage after a sold old run in 2011.  Featuring a stellar ensemble of singers and musicians, East End Blues is a soul stirring evening of gospel and blues, jazz and memories, and remarkable historic photos.