James Foy and Michael Scholar Jr. tell us about the upcoming
HIVE is the stuff of theatrical legend in Vancouver. Sold-out shows at Chapel Arts in 2006 built the buzz. Sold-out shows at Magnetic North Theatre Festival in 2008 amplified that buzz. Now HIVE returns for a third edition as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
Grab a drink at the central bar then dive into the HIVE, where 12 theatrical inventions play continuously. The wildly distinct shows are short — up to 15 minutes; and for small audiences — from one person to a few dozen. After your exploration, get ready to party with bands from across Canada.
For a taste of HIVE and HIVE2 and info about HIVE3 visit www.buzzbuzzbuzz.ca
Under the banner of Progress Lab, 12 of B.C.’s most adventurous companies cross-pollinate and collaborate to create new directions in theatre. Together these companies have reshaped the landscape for contemporary live theatre in the Pacific Northwest in recent years. Their projects have appeared on major stages across Canada and the U.S., Europe, and Asia. They have exploded old notions of what a live theatre experience can be, and continue to create jaw-dropping evidence that Vancouver is a world leader in performance. HIVE celebrates this unique Vancouver scene in a fun,
friendly, provocative atmosphere.
For HIVE 3, Pi Theatre joins the group along with three mentee companies: November Theatre, GasHeart Theatre and Tigermilk Collective.
HIVE 3 presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, neworldtheatre, The Only Animal, Pi Theatre, Radix, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacement, Theatre Conspiracy and Theatre SKAM,
British Columbia Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of Nova Scotia and the Government of Saskatchewan, and the City of Vancouver.
Eight late nights. Twelve hot theatre installations. Ten hot bands. One big party.
March 11 – 14 and 17 – 20, 7 p.m. ‘til closing.
The Centre for Digital Media, 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
TICKETS: $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors CALL: 604 629 VTIX (8849)