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Magnetic North
Theatre Festival

Canada's Theatre.
Elevated.
Magnetic North
June 1 - 9, 2019
The Cultch
1895 Venables St, Vancouver
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—  2019

Welcome Back to Magnetic North.

Welcome to The Magnetic North Festival 2019. This festival belongs to you. Whether you are a performing arts patron, professional, or student, we have brought together a range of work from local and national artists to entice you. We believe it takes a village to make performance, and that all of you are active participants in the creation and sharing of live experiences. The festival features shows in development where you become part of the progression of this work through your participation. There are also premieres of local productions from independent companies and artists to stimulate and provoke your senses and emotions. Important conversations need to be shared about the state of performance in Canada and the future of Magnetic North. From the bars to the talking circles, we want to hear what you have to say. The festival is back and here for YOU.

That means on June 9th we are giving you the opportunity to vote on what you want to happen next. This festival is an experiment, a work in progress, and it's up to you to shape the future and decide what is next. I want to thank everyone we have spoken with over these past two years for their honesty and their passion. You have inspired the Board of Directors to work hard to right past wrongs and to provide this forum for all of us to share work and talk to each other. I am especially indebted to Amy Lynn Strilchuk, and Ken Gass who have put their hearts and souls into this work. From the Board of Directors and our co-producers, thank you all for your words of encouragement, donations, and your presence. It mean so very much.
- Heather Redfern, Board Chair

The Four Types of Festival Activities
Show
Workshop
Symposium
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Upcoming Events

June 1
  —  
10:00 am

Vancouver International Children's Festival

The festival is multi-disciplinary presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling.

June 1
  —  
1:00 pm

rEvolver Festival

rEvolver: presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work by emerging companies and artists.

June 1
  —  
2:00 pm

High Water

Meow! Splash! Oops! Oh well. An all-ages workshop showing of a new object-based performance exploring buoyancy and negligence.

June 2
  —  
10:00 am

Vancouver International Children's Festival

The festival is multi-disciplinary presenting theatre, music, dance, circus, puppetry and storytelling.

June 2
  —  
1:00 pm

rEvolver Festival

rEvolver Festival presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work by emerging companies and artists.

June 2
  —  
3:00 pm

Svāhā – Building Bridges, Building a “Body-Choir”

Nova Dance is embarking on a major new production and are looking to connect with dancers trained in classical Indian dance styles.

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Companies

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Tara Cheyenne Performance

Since 2007, Tara Cheyenne Performance (TCP) has been creating kinetic theatrical expressions through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy.

Vancouver, BC
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STO Union

STO Union has been producing new and internationally acclaimed work since 1992.

Wakefield, Quebec
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Nova Dance

At Nova Dance we love to find ways to use bharatnatyam as our baseline for telling unique stories, and exploring new ways to share this powerful art form

Toronto, Ontario
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Touchstone Theatre

For over 40 years Touchstone Theatre has been a mainstay of theatrical innovation and excellence on the West Coast.

Vancouver, BC
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Kyle Loven

Performer of Me Love BINGO!

Vancouver, BC
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There is so much new work being created across Canada, and rather than only program what’s ‘finished’, why not--in our national theatre festival--celebrate theatre making? So festival audiences will be let-in on the creation process – either through open-studios or sample showcase readings – whatever phase the artists are at that day.

Amy Lynn Strilchuk
Festival Producer

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June 1 - 9, 2019

Festival Event Schedule

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Supporters

Magnetic North Theatre Festival gratefully acknowledges the generosity of all of festival sponsors, funders, and partners.

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