The Arts Report brings you the latest in Vancouver's arts and culture scene! The show features interviews, show reviews and discussion on the City's best local plays, performances, gallery exhibits, films and everything in between. Catch our live, volunteer-run show Wednesdays from 5-6pm on CiTR 101.9FM or stream live at citr.ca.
Let's Slow it Down a Bit
Today's show is a little calmer, a little slower. Life has been hectic so we thought we could slow it down for this week a bit. We started off Serra's interview with Donna Giraud about her new art show "Together is Always Better". We took a quick ad and psa break and continued with Niko's review of "Suitcase Stories" (going on until the 25th!) and Serra gave some information about the Museum of Vancouver's discounted rates until the end of 2020. After our second quick ad and psa break, Silvana did her review of The Polygon Gallery's "The Third Realm". Serra finished the show by letting everyone know that WIFTV submissions are open until November 20th and talked about the Vancouver Art Gallery's media preview that she attended which was about their current exhibition of Victor Vasarely.
We Like What We See
We started off this week's show with an interview that Niko did with Paul Armstrong who is the executive director of Crazy8s. After that, we had two very positive reviews. First one being Serra's review on Studio 58's "The Doll's House Project". Serra actually interviewed one of the actors in this production, Sierra Haynes, so make sure to check out last week's episode for that! After Serra, Silvana did her review on "Brother, I Cry" which was part of VIFF. Fun fact, Serra also did an interview with Jessie Anthony who is the writer, producer and director of Brother, I Cry. If you want to listen to that interview, it's on the episode of September 30th! We finished off the show with some shout-outs to the Discover Dance Series, to VIDF Livestreams and lastly to VSFF Call for submissions. Submit your short film until the 16th!
Reviews on Reviews
This week's episode was filled with reviews! We started off the show with an interview with Sierra Haynes about The Doll's House Project that's being put on by Studio 58. Register online for free and get the viewing link on October 10th! After the interview, our new correspondents Niko and Phoebe did their review of Emerge: Studio Visit with Tania Willard that was done over zoom. Right after our new correspondents, our returning correspondent Silvana reviewed the documentary "My Name is Pedro". During the last 20 minutes of the show, Serra had her reviews of Fakeknot-HINKYPUNK that was part of VIDF and also The Arts Club Theatre Company's "No Child..."
Welcome back everyone! We had a great summer break but now it's time to report on some local art. We kicked off today's episode with an interview with Jessie Anthony who is the writer, director and producer of the movie "Brother, I Cry" which you can catch on VIFF until October 7th. After this incredible interview, Serra reviewed Kokoro Dance's "Reading the Bones" which was livestreamed as part of VIDF. The rest of today's show was filled with shout-outs. We mentioned the festivals VIDF, Vancouver Improv Festical and VIFF. We also talked about Crazy8s for which submissions are now open! Last but not least, we finished off today's show by letting you know that "This Beautiful Day" by Kristin McIver returned to Squamish as part of the Vancouver Biennale and also that the Polygon Gallery has tours for "Third Realm" every Saturday!
Theatre, Dance, Art
We started today's episode with an amazing interview with the lovely Sloan Thompson. She is the director of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and she gave us a sneak peak into this modern play that is opening tomorrow night at the Frederick Wood Theatre. We will also be doing a ticket giveaway for this show so keep an eye out for that!
We followed that with another great interview with one of the cast members, Samantha Symington, of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. This award-winning work stars seven local transgender powerhouses, and is compiled from interviews with more than 70 transgender women in six different countries. We also had Sophie Mueler's debut as one of our new reporters with a review of The Grunt Gallery.
This was a packed show, but I promise it is worth a listen. To end the show we had two reviews of two very different performances. First The Wedding Party, a comedy being put on by the Arts Club, and then Ballet BC's Romeo and Juliet.
Get Ready for Some Dance
We started our show by talking about Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure ( a pick-the-path) experience and we also had the chance to talk with Eugene Crain about it. After listening to this amazing interview, we introduced Riot Girls, a feature film that will be screening in the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. Continued with an interview with Lauren Grant who is the producer of Riot Girls, we found out that she will be holding a Script to Screen workshop for the festival! After a quick ad and psa break, we came back with a shout-out to Broken Tailbone which is being featured in Boca del Lupo. In Broken Tailbone, Carmen Aguirre leads a public Latin American dance lesson, woven with hilarious stories of her experiences in the hidden world of dance halls in Canada. We finished the show with talking about even more dance, the Vancouver International Dance Festival that's coming up this weekend!