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EXHIBITIONS

STARWEAVER @ PAUSE | JULY 6-15
Sandeep Johal + Debra Sparrow

MUSEUM BHAVAN  |  JULY 5-15
Dayanita Singh & nine artists

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EVENTS

OPENING PARTY | JULY 5
With Vikram Vij & Guest Chefs
Culinary / Music

PAUSE—GRATITUDE SONG | JULY 6
A musical tribute to Coast Salish lands
  Music / Ideas

PAUSE—MYTHICAL VANCOUVER | JULY 6
Stories about place
  Music / Dance / Performance

PAUSE IN THE PARK | JULY 7, 8, 14, 15
Free Weekend Series
 Music / Art / Dance / Ideas

CONFLUENCE | JULY 7
Music, Poetry and Song
Literature / Ideas / Music

5×15 | JULY 7
Five speakers. Fifteen minutes each.
Literature / Ideas

PAUSE—TIFFIN TALKS | JULY 8-13
A lunchtime ideas series
Ideas

HISTORIES & MYSTERIES | JULY 8
A walking tour of Kitsilano
Ideas / History

BEHIND THE CURTAIN | JULY 8
A Kutiyattam Workshop
History / Theatre

LIVING LEGENDS | JULY 9
Kutiyattam Sanskrit Theatre
Theatre

A THROW OF DICE | JULY 10
With VIFF
Film

YOGA | JULY 12
To Mortify or Cultivate the Body?
Ideas

THE POETRY OF AMAZEMENT | JULY 12
With Vikram Chandra
Literature / Ideas

SITA SINGS THE BLUES | JULY 14
With VIFF and MoV
Film

HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA | JULY 14
A Rare Concert from the Living Legend
Music

SONGS FOR SCHEHERAZADE | JULY 15
Allegra Chamber Orchestra + M. Assani
Music / Culinary

2018 FESTIVAL THEME

Mythmaking

People have always longed to know where we come from, why the world came to be and why things are the way they are.

And so for millennia, we have sat around fires, gathered under trees and in hillside amphitheatres, weaving stories that account for the unseen forces that shape our lives. It is our fictions that define us, our ability to generate and believe in a collective myth that makes us unique as a species. Our myths can be large and existential, but also central to the way we function — whether the many creation myths that explain our existence and define our identities, or the more functional fictions of the concept of money, or the concept of the nation that allow us to operate on common ground.

ISF 2018 takes on this massive theme, and examines ten centuries of human imagination and storytelling. We present a continent-spanning range of artists, from the inheritors of ancient oral storytelling traditions to genre-defying musicians, award-winning novelists, and provocative visual artists.

Join us in what we promise will be the most eclectic, exciting and nourishing two weeks this summer.

 

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