Nina Perez on exploring the relationship between dance, relating and connection

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:36:10 +0000

Nina Perez, founder and director of Baila! Dance Today, Latin dance instructor in Vancouver and connection coach, was born and raised in Argentina, Perez started dancing ballet, flamenco and national folklore from a very young age. She now has over 37 years of dancing experience and has been teaching for the last 20 years.

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Inter-disciplinary artist Sharada Eswar shares her story

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:52:34 +0000

Sharada Eswar refers to herself as an inter-disciplinary artist with roots in India. Writer, storyteller, singer and arts educator, her work spans across multiple disciplines and art forms. A graduate in Literature Studies, she has trained to be a writer and a storyteller and has also immersed herself in several styles of music including Indian […]

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Sri Lankan-born author Logathasan Tharmathurai on finding his way home

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:47:51 +0000

Logathasan “Das” Tharmathurai is a man who finds his way. Das nearly failed his grade 12 English literature class and had never thought of becoming a writer. But he decided he had to become one if he wanted to share his story. In July 2019, over three decades after leaving Sri Lanka, Das published The […]

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Creating new worlds: Interview with novelist and playwright Anosh Irani

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:02:01 +0000

Novelist and playwright Anosh Irani comes from a family of Iranian descent in Mumbai, India, and moved to Vancouver in 1998 as a student to pursue his Master’s degree in Creative Writing. He has published critically acclaimed and award-winning novels including: The Cripple and His Talismans, The Song of Kahunsha, Dahanu Road and The Parcel. His plays […]

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Brazilian-born Elton Hubner shares stories through film

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 05:23:16 +0000

Elton Hubner always has a story to share. And he has lots of inspiration to draw from. Born in Brazil to a family of European immigrants, Hubner is what you might call a global citizen, having lived in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, and having travelled to 30 countries before coming to Canada in 2012. But, […]

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Saudi-born actor Aixa Kay in the search for belonging

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 06:09:08 +0000

At first glance, she embodies a perfect Vancouverite. Dressed for the gym — her next stop — she confidently enters Lost+Found Café, a creative hub in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver where she spends hours writing. Yet, there is something revealing about her origin when she greets me with a reassuring embrace and welcomes me to share […]

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Painter Carlos Delgado exhibits at Sur Gallery

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:15:48 +0000

Colombian-born immigrant artist Carlos Delgado shows the emotion of change in his portraits Toronto-based, Colombian-born artist Carlos Delgado, is presenting a solo show of his paintings called Transitions the paradox of change at Sur Gallery on December 6, 2018, for a one-night-only exhibition in Toronto. Known for his abstract portraits Faces of the System, which translate […]

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Salt Spring artist Nicola Wheston’s new show

On picturesque Salt Spring Island, B.C. lives a British-born artist who has become well known for her life-size narrative work. “It’s always been the every day and people’s stories that has interested me,” says Nicola Wheston. Wheston has come a long way since her art school days at the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford […]

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Red Dirt Skinners happy to call Canada home

Musicians Rob and Sarah Skinner, also known as the Red Dirt Skinners, knew there was something special about Canada when they visited for work back in June 2015. “We just kind of fell in love with the place the moment we landed,” says Sarah. “Everyone was extremely receptive to our music, the people were wonderful, […]

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