Previews

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

World premiere presentation of Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson "a provocative new work by beloved dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis"

All quoted text from press releases, unless otherwise noted Photographer credit: Adrienne Surprenant Premiering October 23rd and running to the 26th, Margie Gillis‘ Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson marks a combination of two historic anniversaries: “Performed in The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson not only celebrates Gillis’ acclaimed 40-year career, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Don’t Stop Playing: Preview of a Brief Encounters Pairing

Don’t Stop Playing: Preview of a Brief Encounters Pairing

The first ever collaboration between Karen Jamieson, contemporary dancer, and Nathaniel Justiniano, bouffon

Photos and words by Ash Tanasiychuk What’s the expression? “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” (thanks George Bernard Shaw, that’s a good one). Sunshine and laughter. Claps of hands and stomps of feet. Smiles of play and bulges of… ogre lumps?! The Dance Centre, Davie St, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Safe/Guard and Feast: Mystery and Intrigue at the rEvolver Festival

Safe/Guard and Feast: Mystery and Intrigue at the rEvolver Festival

A teasingly mysterious look a pair of original dance/performances by local Vancouver artists as they begin their run at Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival at The Cultch

On an overcast afternoon in May, Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk of VANDOCUMENT headed to the soon-to-be destroyed green house at The Cultch to get a sneak preview of Safe/Guard and Feast. This show, featuring two separate, yet curiously connected, original works, has been notoriously advertised with very little literal explanation. “A Visual Poem & […]