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.
BLACK LIKE ME: AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORD N-----
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.
CHAN CENTRE CONNECTS SERIES
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 chancentre.com/connects.
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 www.chancentre.com
• 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
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