Chutzpah Festival

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  • 18th Annual Chuztpah! Festival

    Venues: Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre, Fox Cabaret

    Awe-inspiring dance, extraordinary theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music highlight this year’s festival with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists.

    An eagerly anticipated and annual highlight of Greater Vancouver’s dance season is the Chutzpah! Festival’s Dance Series. The 2018 Festival presents some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers in the world from Canada, USA, Israel, Bulgaria and Italy. Highlights include Israeli company Roy Assaf Dance, Ezralow Dance (USA), Michele Merola’s MM Contemporary Dance (Italy), Machol Shalem Dance House (Israel), and Derida Dance (Bulgaria).

    Chutzpah! is excited to present the World Premiere of Salomé: Woman of Valor, a multi-disciplinary show created by Frank London, esteemed composer and bandleader of Grammy-winning superstars The Klezmatics and Adeena Karasick, Canadian poet and performance artist. Their new work seamlessly blends live music, text, video and dance.

    The rich global landscape of music presented this year showcases some of the world’s most exciting musical performers from Israel, Mexico, USA and Canada including the return of Israel’s Idan Raichel in his celebrated Piano-Songs, Mexico’s Troker, Uri Gurvich Quartet (Israel/USA), Canada’s Beyond the Pale and a Musical Co-Bill featuring Jake Klar (USA) and Vancouver’s own Barbara Adler.

    Chutzpah! presents two revered comedic artists Mary Walsh and Jonathan Goldstein and rounding out our comedic theatrical programming is New Zealander Deb Filler’s internationally lauded one-woman show. Chutzpah!’s 2018 Theatre highlight is Michael Rubenfeld’s We Keep Coming Back (Poland/Canada).

    There’s so much to experience at Chutzpah! 2018, and we invite everyone to immerse themselves in the depth and breadth of the amazing performances in store.

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