Living Things International Arts Festival
Extraordinary Experiences for Adventurous People
January 10 – 30, 2021
A small but extraordinary lineup of shows, performances and experiences that inspire, entertain and provoke thought and conversation.
We’re scaling back, taking some things outside, and putting together experiences that will bring together minds and emotions, if not physical bodies. A virus may stop us from gathering en masse, but it cannot stop culture!
2021 Shows + Experiences
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How do artists connect and collaborate while living in isolation? Experience a haunting, shimmering collage of diverse bodies projected onto the windows of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, as a cascade of sound washes over visitors outside.
The Collective Body is an audio/video project that captures a moment in history while inspiring artists from across North America.
Unconventional and unexpected. A selection of animated films that push narrative boundaries.
Objects in Motion spans two evenings, each with a different selection of films. Experience rare international animated short films curated from international festivals and archives by local artist, animator and UBC professor, Myron Campbell.
An original solo show that’s thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.
Follow Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.
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