Jan 31 – Mar 4, 2017
Culture Lab, Historic Theatre
Femme February is made possible with the support of Charlotte & Sonya Wall
This February, celebrate the strength and power of the female experience and spirit with an amazing line-up of work by female artists! All month long, events will highlight the strength and power of the female voice and experience.
I am thrilled that we are able to present such a strong body of works by female artists this February. At The Cultch, we are always mindful of gender equality and it was really important to me that we highlighted some of the amazing performances being created by women.” – Heather Redfern, The Cultch Executive Director
JAN 31 – FEB 5 | Historic Theatre
Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, text, and movement – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humourous, and heart-wrenching journey into the female pysche.
Women in the Arts Panel & Girl Positive Book Launch
FEB 9 | Historic Theatre
Free Event: RSVP here
Join us for the Vancouver launch of the groundbreaking book, Girl Positive, and a panel discussion on Women in the Arts.
Co-authors Fraser and Hagel will facilitate a panel discussion that will uncover the innovative ways in which women artists are disrupting and innovating culture. Featuring prominent women in the arts including author, actor, and playwright Carmen Aguirre, this discussion will provoke and inspire through an exploration of hidden power and wild possibility!
About the Book
Showcasing diverse voices of girls and young women from North America, Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel shift the focus from media’s sensationalist stories to highlight real-life accounts of how girls are making positive change and shaping a new world. Girl Positive offers stories of struggle and victory, and brings to light where today’s girls are finding new paths to empowerment.
FEB 15 – 19 | Historic Theatre
A full-length solo performance from award-winning artistic director, choreographer, and performer Santee Smith (TransMigration), exploring our relationship to ancestors, the living universe, and renewal. The spellbinding score features elemental voices of Inuit singers Tanya Tagaq and Nelson Tagoona with musical composition by Cris Derksen, Jesse Zubot, Michael Red, and Adrian Harjo.
FEB 21 – MAR 4 | Vancity Culture Lab
In am a, Mindy Parfitt and Amber Funk Barton explore identity through the lens of neuroplasticity, a science that examines the brain’s capacity for change. But how do we change our brains? And if we can change, how far can we go? Using personal text, scientific writings, dance, song, and frivolity to explore personal confrontation, am a is a celebration of being human. Of daring to succeed. Of daring to fail.