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The Vancouver International Dance festival returns virtually this year with 18 livestreamed contemporary dance performances. Catch Hourglass by Ne Sans Opera and Dance this Thursday (bring on the sad clowns!) and mark your calendar for In Search of the Holy Chop Suey by Toronto’s Yvonne Ng in May—it’s a larger-than-life show inspired by the movements of everything from Ng’s own mother to kung fu legends.
We’re all feeling a little starved for human connection right now, and Zee Zee Theatre has the ultimate cure: a virtual human library. Virtual Humanity allows anyone to “check out” a human (like a book at a library) and chat about their life experiences, culture and beliefs. Available for checkout is a super wide variety of folks—from Lama Mugabo, a community planner that works with Hogan’s Alley Society and Nora Hendrix Place to Raven John, a two-spirit Indigenous artist and activist.
St. Lawrence is trying to remedy some of our wanderlust with this special dinner series—each month, they’re offering a menu inspired by a different region of France. March is Lyon time, with choices like garlic and pistachio sausage baked in a brioche with mushroom sauce, confit pork belly with Ravigote sauce, and steelhead trout with pomme purée, capers and lemon butter sauce. We’re predicting a sold-out run, so make your reso soon.
Musicians Marc Destrubé, Andrea Siradze, Tawnya Popoff and Rebecca Wenham are streaming Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet and Thomas Adès’s “Arcadiana” live from the Fox Cabaret this Tuesday. It’s a celebration of the strings you’ll want to wear headphones for (surround sound, baby).
Mask up and take in this art exhibition that explores the meaning of Motherhood through the eyes of three artists. Sara Khan’s artwork (above) speaks to the balance of motherhood, Laura Rosengren’s paintings highlight the instability of memory, and Katherine Duclos’ collection of donated breastfeeding paraphernalia (and paintings done with expired breast milk) examines the weight of sustaining life.