This week in (gay) Vancouver: Ireland’s fight for marriage equality comes to Vancouver, Co.ERASGA celebrates a milestone and Ballet BC closes out its season.
We’ve made many inroads with marriage equality around the world, but we were surprised to hear that Ireland was only now just dealing with it themselves. While we suspect Ireland’s gay community would have preferred to not have the decision made by referendum, at least it is finally on the table. To show its support for a yes vote, the local Irish community is hosting Solidarity Social for YesEquality (May 4), a fundraiser in thefinal days before the Irish go to the polls on May 22.
In celebration of its 15th season and Asian Heritage Month, Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA remounts its popular PARADIS/Paradise (May 5-9). An international collaboration between contemporary Canadian choreographer and dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino and French contemporary bruiste/noise musician Emmanuel Mailly, PARADIS/Paradise explores the relationship and breadth of dance through live music.
Ballet BC closes its 2014-15 season with a program of two world premieres in Rite (May 7-9) inspired by The Rite of Spring, the ballet and orchestral concert work that premiered in 1913 and is widely considered one of the most influential, and revolutionary, works to shape 20th century.