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Bodies of Work 150 150 Archway Publishers

Bodies of Work

By David Allison “It’s ok to appreciate the multifaceted nature of the body, its intelligence, beauty, and athleticism. It is all a part of the complex expression of the body/mind connection that can move us to a very deep understanding of ourselves and the world.” Emily Molnar, Artistic Director, Ballet BC Introduction Not long ago,…

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California Wine: The Judgment of Paris 150 150 Archway Publishers

California Wine: The Judgment of Paris

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, a blind wine tasting competition that changed the world’s view on California wines forever. In 1976, Stephen Spurrier, an Englishman who ran a wine shop in Paris, arranged a blind wine tasting in celebration of the American Bicentennial activities in Paris. Spurrier intended to promote…

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Interview with MTI alumna, Courtney Shields 150 150 Archway Publishers

Interview with MTI alumna, Courtney Shields

The Arts Club’s own Musical Theatre Intensive program (MTI) will be entering its 15th year this summer. This program provides youth, aged 12–19, with the opportunity to train with industry professionals to hone their singing, acting, and dancing skills. MTI has also started to see its alumni from both the Surrey and Vancouver programs utilizing…

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LEAP Student on the Playwriting Process (Part 4) 150 150 Archway Publishers

LEAP Student on the Playwriting Process (Part 4)

This is the fourth and final installment of Level 1 LEAP student Ashleigh Giffen’s journal on her playwriting process. Ashleigh commutes weekly from Squamish to attend class at the BMO Theatre Centre and we asked her to chronicle her experience, leading up to the mid-January script deadline. Thursday, January 14th Today was one of those days…

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Behind the scenes: Dan Paterson on Madama Butterfly 150 150 Archway Publishers

Behind the scenes: Dan Paterson on Madama Butterfly

Production Insights By Dan Paterson Welcome to the third production of VO’s 2015/16 season! It has been such a pleasure bringing this classic back to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This beautiful set was designed by Patrick Clark and comes to us from the scene shops of Pacific Opera Victoria. You may remember our 2013 production…

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