Three Chutzpah! Festival must-see shows

Thursday 16th, February 2017 / 09:52
By Team BeatRoute

VANCOUVER —

Mark Schiff

When a comic is hailed by Jerry Seinfeld as one of the funniest he’s ever seen, you know you’re in for a treat. Mark Schiff — who was a writer for sitcoms like Roseanne and Mad About You, and a frequent guest on The Johnny Carson Show — is relatable, witty, and light. With a standup career that has spanned decades in tow, Schiff remains both relevant and hilarious.

Mark Schiff performs on February 20 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. 

Shay Kubler / Radical System Art

Vancouver’s own Shay Kubler / Radical System Art presents the world premiere of TELEMETRY. The piece features locally-based dancers alongside celebrated tap dancer Danny Neilsen in an original performance that explores the concept of the human body as a satellite for sound, energy, and memory through a variety of styles, from bebop jazz to contemporary.

Shay Kubler / Radical System Art performs from February 18 – 20 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. 

The Klezmatics

This Grammy Award-winning band celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The New York-based Klezmatics combine klezmer (a traditional music style of Eastern European Jews) with an eclectic array of influences (including jazz, punk, Arab, and African rhythms) and themes like human rights to weave a rich, interpretive, and powerful sonic tapestry.

The Klezmatics perform on February 23 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre. 

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