Youth Workshops at QAF

Do you know a queer or questioning youth who wants to dance for their summer job?

Law of Proximity is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youth to create and perform their own contemporary dance show, mentored by the internationally respected dance company MACHiNENOiSY. Youth selected for the performance will be paid rehearsal fees and performance honoraria, thanks to the support of the BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and QMUNITY. Deadline to apply is June 23. Click HERE for more information on how to be involved.

MACHiNENOiSY co-artistic directors Delia Brett and Daelik will be working with two other professional dancers, Chris Wright and Jennifer McLeish Lewis, toward training the youth performers in contact dance over a period of one month, ultimately working toward a performance driven by the young participants and facilitated by MACHiNENOiSY.

Law of Proximity will premiere at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, August 15-18.

Exciting new addition to the festival line-up!

Darcy Michael presents: The Gayest Show On Earth… again. August 7

A big hit for the past two festivals, The Gayest Show on Earth is a queer variety show that features some of Vancouver’s top performers in music, drag, sketch, improv and of course Darcy’s particular flavour of stand up. Always a wild and hilarious ride- and totally gay. Warning: adult themes, offensive humour and nudity very, very likely.

His new recording, One Skinny Bitch: Live, Uncut, and Uncensored, is available now.

QAF sponsors queer Japanese films

In June, The Powell Street Festival Society and Pacific Cinémathèque will present the fourth edition of “Kibatsu Cinema, a celebration of the odd and the eccentric in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film”.

Kibatsu is a Japanese word denoting a person or thing that is, by ordinary standards, unusual or unconventional.

The two films that QAF is sponsoring, Hikari and Mariko Rose the Spook, are quirky, comic tales of queer lust and imaginative mischief. Showing on June 21st, both films will be Vancouver premieres.

Read more about the Kibatsu Cinema line-up HERE

In Social Media News

The official Queer Arts Festival twitter hastag is #QAFVan, so please use it every time you tweet about us!

FREE SHOWS for friends with benefits!

Now that I have your attention, do you like helping make the magic happen? Like getting to see shows for free?

We need volunteers to help before, during and after the festival in varied capacities such as: publicity team, gallery greeters, ushers, delivery drivers, set up and tear down.

Get more info HERE.

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