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With so many exciting arts and culture events happening you can feel overwhelmed. The Music on Main Team is here to help! We’ve carefully chosen a list of wonderful digital and live events to discover and experience. Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, our recommendations is a list of must-see events whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture. Make sure to check back often, as we are always scouting fun events that we think you’ll love!
Our Recommendations are must-see events, some from our Vancouver home base and a few from across the globe that we think you’ll enjoy. We’re your trusted source that you’ll want to come back to every time you’re looking for something new and exciting to discover. If you’re looking for only Music on Main events check here.
Vancouver International Film Festival: Ever Deadly. A film by Tanya Tagaq & Chelsea McMullan
PuSh Festival – Are we not drawn onward to new erA
Ontoerend Goed’s palindromic take on the climate crisis uses structure as metaphor, employing repetition and reversal to symbolize the need for a worldwide undoing of our actions. The play starts off with backward speech from the actors, but fear not: this strangeness is temporary, and as things become clearer the genius of the creation reveals itself.
Technically as well as formally ingenious, Are we not drawn onward to new erA turns time, movement and visuals on their heads–and, like the best works of radical art, it does so in the service of political meaning. It’s an artistic intervention in a matter of the utmost importance, and it uses temporality as a provocation. As we draw closer and closer to worldwide calamity, this work asks us to rethink human possibility.
Funded by Ontroerend Goed in coproduction with Spectra (BE)Learn More
PuSh Festival – The Seventh Fire
PuSh Festival- afternow
Loud, proud and militant, the latest from dance powerhouse nora chipaumire features the shitsoundsystem, a huge speaker setup custom-made for sonic maximalism. On it plays the artist’s new opera, Nehanda, a work named for an African lion spirit venerated by the people of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique. Nehanda inhabits mortal women, notably Charwe Nyakasikana, a revolutionary behind the uprising against British colonists in the late 19th century.
chipaumire’s installation features three video portraits of herself incarnating the spirit of Nehanda; the portraits are on an ongoing loop, as is the opera, which is just under four hours in length. Additionally, two of the performances will be followed by dub nights, featuring chipaumire on the mic. This is a work you can enter at will; it loses none of its power and meaning from being open to a multitude of entry points.Learn More
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
The 2023 PuSh Festival has been programmed with necessity in mind. These are works we need in order to face challenging truths with empathy, embodiment, and communion…In a time of increasingly visible impacts of climate change, of war, and of the rise of fascism, the future weighs heavy with uncertainty. Several works leave us hopeful for tomorrow.Learn More