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Doing the Dream Work

Many parents might consider navigating between work and family life with three children in tow to be enough on a bulging plate. But for mom, actress, dancer, singer, make-up artist and costume designer Jen Clark, it’s just all part of the adventure.
All About Absolute Art

All About Absolute Art

Ira Hunter is all about finding niches. When he saw that the west coast didn’t have a magazine covering punk, hardcore and metal music, he got to work on Absolute Underground Magazine, which is now distributed all over Canada and in parts of the U.S..
Weekly Arts Listings - February 10-16

Weekly Arts Listings - February 10-16

Mamet, Decoded Pause ... and consider The Cryptogram

In talking to actor Jenny Young days before The Cryptogram opened, she said director Daniel MacIvor described the work as “a play that you feel.” Judging by the reaction from the audience opening night — there were plenty of gasps and observations in the crowd — it’s safe to say people were indeed getting emotionally involved in David Mamet’s brief play about loneliness, restraints of 1950s society, the disintegration of a family and a child’s loss of innocence.

Weekly Arts Listings - Feb. 3-9

Clearly McClure

Clearly McClure

Michael McClure hasn’t seen Howl. To be clear, he’s seen Allen Ginsberg read the famed work — he was one of the poets on the bill for the inaugural performance at Six Galleries in October, 1955 — but when it comes to the James-Franco-starring Ginsberg biopic of the same name, he says he’s not rushing.
Marvelous movement

Marvelous movement

On Friday, Dance Days descend on Victoria for the second year in a row. The 10-day festival, which kicks off with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens doing two performances at the Royal Theatre Friday and Saturday nights, offers a host of opportunities for folks to try out a new dance style, sit in on an open rehearsal or even do yoga in the new Atrium building.
Speaking in Code

Speaking in Code

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a cryptogram as “a communication in cipher or code.” For actor Jenny Young, it’s an apt way to describe the David Mamet play of the same name that she’s been rehearsing.

Weekly Arts Listings - Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Weekly Arts Listings - January 20-26