Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arts

What’s Going On: March 16 to 27, 2017

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts

Thursday, March 16 Sellars speaks Camosun College’s Human Rights Committee is hosting “A Call to Action: Indigenous Economies and Reconciliation,” a talk by Xat’sull First Nation chief Bev Sellars, from 7 to 9 pm on March 16 at Wilna Thomas 234; everyone is welcome. Sellars will also be speaking to Camosun staff and students about […]

New dance performance echoes classic horror movies

March 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts

Broken Rhythms Dance Company’s upcoming dance performance Universal Horrors takes influence from horror movies, incorporating elements from old-school classics like Dracula, Wolfman, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Executive/artistic director Dyana Sonik-Henderson explains that the performance is inspired by old horror films; most of them focused on the music, and what few sounds were used […]

The Inspector mixes modern-day Victoria and 19th-century Russia

March 15, 2017 by Felicia Santarossa, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts

It would be hard to imagine Victoria’s bicycle-lane drama in a play developed in 19th-century Russia, but UVic’s Phoenix Theatre plans to make it happen. The Inspector, based on Nickolay Gogol’s The Government Inspector, has been adapted to modern-day Victoria; director Linda Hardy, a fan of Gogol, spent five months transforming the script to include […]

Plant book only useful for casual explorers

March 15, 2017 by Patrick Newman, contributing writer  
Filed under March 15, 2017, Arts, Uncategorized

First published in 1971, this re-release of Dan Jason’s Some Useful Wild Plants may be useful for some people, but it doesn’t have broad appeal. The book contains short entries on wild plants found within BC and North America. Taxonomical and common names are provided, with a brief description of physical appearance for identification purposes […]

New Music Revue: Amber Run defeat obstacles, Khodara soars, Wyclef Jean flops

March 1, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, Patrick Newman, Felicia Santarossa, contributing writers  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Arts

Amber Run For a Moment, I Was Lost (Dine Alone Records) 4/5 British pop-rock group Amber Run flesh out their sadness on their second full-length. It’s strongly driven by misty electronic music, muddied guitars, and haunting vocals, reflecting what they’ve been through: since their first album, their record label dropped them, and their drummer left […]

Blind Portrait director says play is anything but normal

March 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff Writer  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Arts

Local theatre company Vino Buono will be starting their inaugural season this year with the play Blind Portrait. Director Karin Saari says the company has been great to work with because it is willing to focus on topics not always in the spotlight and because they give artists a chance to kickstart their careers. “I […]

New documentary explores Victoria’s rich punk rock history

March 1, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Arts

Somewhere to Go is a new locally made documentary that hopes to introduce people to the history of Victoria’s vibrant punk rock subculture. Filmmaker Paulina Ortlieb graduated from the University of Victoria in 2014 with a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies; the film, which Ortlieb worked on for six years, is her master’s thesis and […]

Local author explores Chinese history in Yut Di: One Earth

March 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Arts

As a white, Victoria-born, west-coast-bred-and-fed male, I’ve remained pretty ignorant of Chinese culture—and, especially, Chinese history—most of my life. Yut Di: One Earth by local author E.H.K. Ho changed that. Ho begins with the history of why people wanted to get out of China; reading the introduction felt like a high-school history lesson that would […]

What’s Going On: March 1 to 14, 2017

March 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 1, 2017, Arts

Until Wednesday, September 4 Past, meet future The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is using the first 30 years of their experience collecting art as inspiration for their new exhibit, Moving Forward by Looking Back. The focus of the exhibit will be on the gallery’s first director, Colin Graham, whose views of how art should be […]

Author Lee Maracle brings her beliefs to Victoria

February 15, 2017 by Jayden Grieve, contributing writer  
Filed under February 15, 2017, Arts

Lee Maracle is one of Canada’s most prominent aboriginal writers. An active activist, she has travelled across Canada, written many books, and proven that if you’re dedicated you can make your voice heard. “I live my life as I live my life. I’m what I call a sovereign Stó:lō woman,” says Maracle. “I live my […]

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