The Vancouver Queer Arts Festival is in its final stretch with a mix of provocative and thought-provoking works in the visual and performing arts. Here are three more shows at this year’s festival that we think you should not miss.
The Pride in Art Visual Art Show (until Jun 30) is the cornerstone of the Queer Arts Festival featuring work from the LGBTQ community and honouring the festival’s founder, Robbie Hong.
Toronto based music ensemble Contact and lesbian composer Allison Cameron team up for Gossamer Bit (Jun 27) for an evening of music described as “spacious, introspective and hypnotic”. Along with Cameron’s compositions, the program will also feature works by Ann Southam, Julius Eastman, Jerry Pergolesi, and John Cage.
Canadian Tenor Frédérik Robert provides the soundtrack to a Alan Corbishley directed silent film in Dragging Piaf (Jun 29). Dressed as Edith Piaf, Robert underscores the film’s story of a troubled young man searching for his identity with the songs of the French chanteuse.