The Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad is adding more international flair to its lineup of music, theatre, visual arts, dance, and digital programming in its largest announcement of 2010 projects to date – more than 70, including troubadour Steve Earle, a Ugandan dance troupe and an all-star lineup of emerging Canadian talent saluting the godfather of grunge: Neil Young.
In addition to the more traditional stage and gallery presentations, Vancouver streets and unexpected nooks (such as a concrete plant) will buzz with a number of groundbreaking interactive public installations, like a thumping party with some of the best DJs in the world spinning electronic music into the early morning hours and a path of LED lights that react to a person’s every move.
The third and final edition of the Cultural Olympiad festivals will start on January 22, 2010 and run throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, concluding on March 21. The extensive program will include more than 600 ticketed and free performances and exhibitions in 60 venues in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia’s Sea to Sky corridor. The shows announced today join the 55 Cultural Olympiad projects previously announced for 2010.
Tickets and information are available now at http://www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad.