SCHEDULE / PERFORMANCES

Our 2023 Festival will feature dazzling performances from artists far and wide. From local treasures to international gems, these captivating performers will put a smile on your child’s face and make you hoot with laughter.

  1. A Simple Space 

    You’ll flip, fly and fall in love with this exciting, jaw-dropping show where seven acrobats push their physical limits to the extreme. A breathtaking display of fear-less acrobatics and death-defying feats, A Simple Space will blow you away. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 7 and up (Grades 1 and up) 
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  2. Bienvenue Chez Missy D! 

    Missy D est une artiste hip-hop, rap et soul qui fait de sa musique une forme de thérapie pour exprimer tous ses sentiments, partager un message et se connecter avec son public. C’est une fusion des sons de son enfance allant des mélodies françaises, aux légendes du r&b, du rap, de la soul, du jazz, du rock et du hip hop. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades 1 and up) 
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  3. David Bouchard: Métis — Stories, Flutes and more… 

    Gifted storyteller and award-winning author, David Bouchard shares his Métis heritage through inspiring stories and touching flute music. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 7 and up (Grades: 2 and up) 
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  4. Division Infinity Saves the World! 

    A top-secret team of elementary school students is tasked with finding a solution to a global pandemic! Based on stories, art, and puppets created by real Grade 4 students reflecting on their pandemic experiences. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 7–12 (Grades: 4 and up) 
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  5. Magnetic North 

    Magnetic North is an interactive, live looping, fun and high-energy show that will bring you to your feet. Using sound samples of BC endangered environments and animals, take a journey through sonic ecosystems. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades: K‑7)
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  6. One of a Kind  Members of the ‘One of a Kind’ performance group outlined in a yellow edit smiling at the camera next to each other, in front of the tree

    One of a Kind is a series of stories performed by a talented, diverse group of extraordinary emerging storytellers. Each performer shares a one-of-a-kind tale from their childhood, filled with truths, cultural perspectives, challenges, laughs and adventures all accompanied by physical theatre, music and movement. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 7 and up (Grades 2 — up)

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  7. Zooom 

    Inspired by Harold and The Purple Crayon, ZOOOM uses original music, lasers and projections, to take the audience on an immersive shared journey. Kids (and parents) will love this playful, interactive show where light is used to solve problems and build worlds. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 3–10 (Grades: Pre K — 4) 
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  8. Sakasaka 

    Expect the unexpected as this clown trio takes you on many adventures including a Thriller dance homage, a trip on the Titanic and open-heart surgery! Sakasaka, which means thirsty in Malagasy, is a word-less, physical comedy with live music and sound effects. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  9. The Wild Moccasin Dancers ft. Mz Shellz 

    The Wild Moccasin Dancers featuring award winning female hip hop artist, Mz Shellz are a collective of artists showcasing the contemporary fusion of pow wow drumming, dancing and hip hop. Get ready to be inspired by the regalia, songs, dances and stories! 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades: K‑12)
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  10. Will and Seeka: Friends with Everyone 

    Dansez sur des chansons entraînantes sur les couleurs, l’alphabet, les jours de la semaine, la météo, la nourriture, les animaux, les routines quotidiennes, la famille et les amis. Les enfants quitteront le spectacle avec des chansons joyeuses dans le coeur et un saut dans leur pas. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 0–8 (Grades: Pre‑3)
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  11. Small but mighty — Ginalina and Friends  Image of Ginalina wearing a red hat smiling and looking up while holding a guitar in front of a river in the forest

    Take a wonderful multilingual musical journey themed on the value of every child and the small but mighty roles we play everyday. Sing, dance, and be part of the musical wonders of Accordion, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Erhu, and Zither, alongside Ginalina with Friends and Guests from the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 0–9 (Grades: Pre‑3)
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  12. Cris Derksen’s Nerds whirlwind musical tour 

    Join internationally respected Indigenous cellist, composer and big kid Cris Derksen for a fun and creative exploration of the magic of music. 

    Age/Grade: Ages 8 and up (Grades: 3 and up) 
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  13. Oopsie! 

    Candice Roberts performs this fun and clever story about growth mindset and the creative process through a seamless weaving of shadow puppetry, original music, tap dance and physical comedy in this fun short film. 

    Age/Grade: All Ages (Grades: K‑7)
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  14. Child Nation 

    Child Nation is a collection of interactive guides where kids turn their classrooms into a unique arts experience. With full control of an internet-connected device they follow a series of prompts to physically explore, discover, create and, most importantly, to play! 

    Age/Grade: Ages 7 and up (Grades: 1 and up) 
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