Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Chan Centre presents 2019/20 Beyond Words Series

Chan Shun Concert Hall30 Oct '19 to 26 Mar '20 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its 2019/20 series, featuring empowering narratives from marginalized communities, vibrant exaltations of multiculturalism, and breathtaking musicality in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Just announced is the 2019/20 Beyond Words series, featuring four heartrending interdisciplinary performances that affirm the importance of diversity in storytelling.

    The 2019/20 Beyond Words series includes:

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12pm + 7:30pm
    This brutally honest, darkly comic one-man performance dives into the lives of three Indigenous siblings caught in a maelstrom of institutional prejudice and abuse. Performed by award-winning playwright Cliff Cardinal, the work centres on the aftermath of their mother’s death as the brothers navigate a world flanked by the mythical figure of the Trickster.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
    Long-term collaborators Ivan Coyote and Sarah MacDougall present their latest multidisciplinary work, Trader Time. Made up of a series of interrelated vignettes based on a local Whitehorse buy-and-sell radio show, the performance blends together the sights and sounds of a haunting, hilarious, and familiar small town with big politics.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:30pm + Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12pm
    Innovative dance artist and choreographer Jade Solomon Curtis uses African, jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, and club dance vocabularies to investigate the reverberations of a single word across the global landscape.

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
    Award-winning writer, musician, and slam poet Brendan MacLeod confronts the misconceptions and misunderstandings of the now-famed Battle at Vimy Ridge, in which more than 10,000 Canadian casualties were recorded. This theatrical performance raises still-relevant and poignant questions about the reality of war and how and why we grieve.

    The Chan Centre proudly complements their presentations with a thought-provoking outreach series, Chan Centre Connects. Through enlightening artist and expert talks, panel discussions, workshops, master classes, and film screenings, the series offers audiences a platform for more in-depth engagement with the season’s programming. The 2019/20 season will feature a continuation of the musical film series at The Cinematheque, as well as a borscht workshop with Ukrainian folk songs featuring the artists of DakhaBrakha, and much more. Chan Centre Connects events are updated online throughout the year at

    Single tickets for the 2019/20 Chan Centre Presents and Beyond Words series go on sale at 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

    Subscription packages for both series will be on sale as of 12pm (noon) on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and will feature a variety of flexible, cost-saving packages including complete nine-concert subscriptions as well as three-concert and six-concert packages.

    Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in the following ways:
    • Online at
    • By phoning (604) 822-2697, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm.
    • In person at the Chan Centre ticket office, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC (Tuesday–Saturday): 12–5pm. *The Chan Centre ticket office is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and statutory holidays.

    Image of Trader Time by GBPCreative, Artwork: Rosemary Scanlon


    Join DARPAN Magazine community on socialmedia!  



    Event Location Chan Shun Concert Hall
    Address: 6265 Crescent Rd
    Post Code: V6T 1Z1

    MORE Concerts ARTICLES

    Chan Centre presents 2019/20 Concert Series

    6265 Crescent Rd | 28/09/2019 - 18/04/2020

    Impactful Performances Amplify Diverse Voices and Commemorate Boundary-Breaking Icons 


    Chan Centre presents 2019/20 Concert Series

    28/09/2019 - 18/04/2020

    Good Noise Closes 15th Anniversary Season with The Return of Soul Gospel

    Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard Street | 25/05/2019 - 25/05/2019

    Powerhouse Vocalists Warren Dean Flandez and Dawn Pemberton Join Forces in Blockbuster Performance Celebrating the Power of Gospel Music 


    Good Noise Closes 15th Anniversary Season with The Return of Soul Gospel

    25/05/2019 - 25/05/2019

    Richa Sharma's 'SAJDA' in Vancouver

    2080 United Blvd | 15/06/2019 - 15/06/2019

    Richa Sharma's upcoming #SAJDA: #RichaSharmaLive2019 is her humble tribute to all music fans

    Richa Sharma's 'SAJDA' in Vancouver

    15/06/2019 - 15/06/2019

    Vancouver Pro Musica presents Alan Matheson Septet

    843 Seymour St, | 18/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

    The Alan Matheson Septet has been an important part of the Vancouver jazz scene for over twenty years. 

    Vancouver Pro Musica presents Alan Matheson Septet

    18/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

    Chan Centre Presents Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar

    University of British Columbia6265 Crescent Road | 27/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

    Daughter of Late Ravi Shankar Celebrates 20-year Career with New Album that Searches for Peace Amidst Social and Political Chaos


    Chan Centre Presents Sitar Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar

    27/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

    EMV Presents Handel Coronation Anthems

    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts6265 Crescent Road | 14/04/2019 - 14/04/2019

    Handel masterworks mark the celebratory close of Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s 2018–19 Season & herald the announcement of EMV’s 50th anniversary season


    EMV Presents Handel Coronation Anthems

    14/04/2019 - 14/04/2019