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Frontera: Names Span and Animals

frontera: Video of Trailer - Frontera by Animals of Distinction, Live music by Fly Pan Am Other big national and international names span Free Admission, in which U.K.-based provocateur Ursula Martinez builds a real brick wall on stage; FRONTERA, another monumental-scale, hyperenergized dancework by Holy Body Tattoo alumna Dana Gingras's Animals of Distinction; Old Stock A Refugee Love Story, a concert-drama created by Halifax's acclaimed 2b Theatre Company, and presented with Touchstone Theatre and UBC Theatre and Film; choreographer and performer Dana Michel interweaves vocal contortions and movement into her deeply personal Cutlass Spring at the Scotiabank Dance Centre; Veda Hille and Theatre Replacement present the musical memoir Little Volcano; and 6th Man Collective and The Theatre Centre bring the basketball-theatre mashup Monday Nights, according to Georgia Asian. The Vancouver International Children's Festival will copresent Macromatter's High Water, a playful piece in which a performer builds entire worlds inside a fish tank. Happening in venues around town, the interdisciplinary fest includes Vancouver-created premieres like Electric Theatre Company's production of Carmen Aguirre's magic-realistic creation Anywhere But Here; City Opera Vancouver's 1934-Germany-set The Last Cabaret; Wen Wei Dance and the Turning Point Ensemble's calligraphy-inspired Flying white - ; contemporary artists Mike Bourscheid and Justine Chambers's six-dancer game Idealverein; and Musqueam playwright Quelemia Sparrow's epic Skyborn A Land Reclamation Odyssey, with the Savage Society. Micromatter's High Water is at the Nest from February 1 to 5. sh Tanasiychuk Coming from farther afield, Australia's Back to Back Theatre presents The Democratic Set, in which members of the community help make 15-second video portraits; Lebanon-U.K. artist Tania El Khoury brings her poetic ode to the violence of Syria, called Garden Speaks, here; and South Korean-Belgian artist Jaha Koo folds 20 years of South Korean history into one narrative in Cuckoo. The free opening weekend party includes performances by De Bastion, DJ Deaf Wish, and Cyma Space following the premiere screening of The Democratic Set at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. This year Club PuSh features Myles de Bastion, DJ Deaf Wish, Cyma Space, Crystal Precious, House of La Douche, and Pearle Harbour. ( As reported in the news.