Week in Review: May 19
Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nominations Announced
The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations were announced this week honouring the best in Vancouver theatre. Bard on the Beach led the way with 15 nominations trailed closely by Pacific Theatre with 14.
In the small theatre category, ITSAZOO Productions racked up the most nods with seven nominations for Killer Joe.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Commemorates Anniversary
The Royal Canadian Mint hosted Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall on May 21 to unveil a commemorative coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The $20 silver coin has a limited mintage of only 7500 and can be pre-ordered through the Mint website.
Tovey Completes 15-Year Performance Cycle
This weekend Bramwell Tovey conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony marking the completion of a 15-year performance cycle that saw him conduct each of Mahler’s symphonies with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The ambitious idea of a complete cycle of Mahler has never before been completed by a VSO conductor.
Brazilian Street Artist Creates World Cup’s First Viral Image
Brazilian street artist, Paulo Ito’s piece protesting the World Cup has gone viral. The image depicting a child with nothing to eat but a soccer ball picked up serious steam this week and has been shared over 50,000 times on Facebook alone.
The work is just the latest in the Brazilian public’s opposition to the sporting event costing a projected $11.5 billion.
Glasgow School of Art Catches Fire
Fire crews continue to battle the inferno at Glasgow School of Art, housed in one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings. Luckily no one was injured, but fire crews managed to salvage only some of the works contained in the blaze.