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VIDF Birthday Present to Myself
Date & Time

Mar 18 2023 8:00PM


6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3


$30 - $35 In Person

VIDF Birthday Present to Myself

Presented By: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts


Accomplished dancer-choreographer-actor Hiromoto Ida skillfully merges dance, theatre, classical music and voice to tell the story of the old man, raising a glass of sake to himself in celebration on what will be his last birthday. Reminiscing about the richness of his life experience, he is visited by the spirit of his wife, soprano Allison Girvan. Featuring musicians Nicola Everton (clarinet), Sue Gould (piano), Jeff Faragher (cello), and Martine denBok (violin & viola), performing an evocative original score by Russian composer Pavel Karmanov. Inspired by the subtlety and simplicity of Japanese Noh theatre through western contemporary dance and music, Hiromoto touches the hearts of audiences; exploring a shared moment through the inner world and emotions of the old man, they are inspired to find unexpected beauty in their own lives through themes of love, transformation and regeneration.

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BC Alliance for Arts and Culture Burnaby