CAPTIVATING THEATRE, GROOVIN’ MUSIC, DYNAMIC DANCE, CRAZY COMEDY, THRILLING ACROBATICS, ENCHANTING PUPPETRY. LITTLE KIDS OR BIG KIDS, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT KIDS FEST
The Vancouver International Children’s Festival (VICF), presented by Coast Capital Savings, is setting the stage for its 36th annual event, taking place May 27th to June 2nd on Granville Island. Professional performing artists from Norway, Africa, Germany and Canada will be performing 12 shows in six Granville Island venues, including four indoor and two outdoor Festival environments. In addition, the Festival hosts over 15 hands-on arts activities such as shadow puppetry, an outdoor weaving sculpture, bicycle spin-art, origami, a sock puppet workshop, circus skills, the Twist & Toddle play area and much, much more. The Festival expects 30,000 children and adults in attendance. Highlights of this year’s Festival include the North American premiere of Sparrow – a show from Norway that is created specifically for babies and tots (7 to 24 months old); the Canadian debut of Cirque Zuma Zuma – the African acrobats who were thrust into stardom performing on America’s Got Talent; the multi-media sensation Queen of Colours, which blends shadow puppetry, live music, painting and video projection into a theatrical performance; and four special evening performances including two Pyjama Nights.