ArtSpring newsletter March 8, 2021

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Dear Friends,

Funny how during these times the small things have become so important: a quick note from a loved one, the lengthening of days, and the shyly blooming cherry trees. Joan Blackman commented to me recently that she feels completely “zoomed-out”. That doesn’t show in her recent online concert of Serban Nichifor’s Klezmer Dance which I’ve included in this newsletter. Not a small thing at all but a big bold piece played by an ensemble of women for our enjoyment!

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The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 has been extended and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the PHO. Unfortunately this means that ArtSpring will be closed to the public for the time being. Our Makana Youth Choir is able to continue under the current order.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


At ArtSpring


Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. The new session started on February 5. Thank you so much to this season’s sponsors of the program: Joan Farlinger, Galleons Lap Photography, The Lost Chords, and Viva Chorale. more>


At Your Service – The Life and Yarns of Robert Service (part 2)

Due to Covid restrictions the second instalment of Jeffrey Renn’s play will be postponed to 2022. more>


Angela Hewitt

Due to Covid restrictions Angela Hewitt’s concert has been cancelled. We are planning to reschedule for 2022 or 2023. more>


Interesting Links


Vetta Chamber Music goes Klezmer!

Serban Nichifor’s Klezmer Dance, part of Tango Klezmer Jazz, an online concert for Vetta Chamber Music performed by Julia Nolan, Joan Blackman, Jane Hayes and Jodi Proznick. more>


Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts present Dancing Nation

Twelve individual dance works selected from Sadler’s Wells and BBC Arts’ acclaimed Dancing Nation series. Featuring Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Akram Khan and Candoco Dance Company amongst others. more>

Playing On Air

Playing On Air is a free theatre podcast you’ve been waiting for: World-class actors (like Adam Driver, Audra McDonald, and Timothée Chalamet) performing plays by America’s most lauded playwrights (David Auburn, Lynn Nottage, and more). more>

Georgia O’Keeffe

“Great artists don’t just happen,” Georgia O’Keeffe once said. “They have to be trained, and in the hard school of experience.” I am very interested in the process behind art making and enjoyed learning a bit about Georgia O’Keefe’s way of tackling her work. Talent is just one small part of the equation. more>


The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Available through ArtSpring. more>


ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021

It continues to be a wild ride, and we are looking forward to seeing you back at ArtSpring.
Please see the complete season listing.