Vancouver

Performance Works

  • 1218 Cartwright Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020

This political cabaret celebrates the subversive power of art and offers a warning to those who would take freedom for granted. 1934: As Nazism tightens its grip on Germany, a satirical cabaret troupe faces physical danger and a moral crisis. Members have disappeared under suspicious circumstances; the five that remain have to decide whether to bend to intimidation or perform their work uncensored. With death looming in the air, the risks couldn’t be higher—and yet the desperate need for expression is still there… The… more

February 6, 2020 - February 8, 2020

A deep dive into the politics of language and the dynamics of privilege, Footnote Number 12 turns the act of reading into riveting theatre. You could call it a subversive piece of literary criticism; it takes a celebrated essay by the late David Foster Wallace and breaks it down in a series of seriocomic monologues, each of them playfully modulated by sound artist Nancy Tam. Our speaker is James Long, but we do not always hear his voice; as he paraphrases, quotes and critiques “Roger Federer as Religious Experience,” we… more