As August draws to a close, The Chutzpah! Festival prepares to kick off the fall festival season with two special events.
Take This Waltz, September 10 – 11 and Gili Yalo, September 24, come to the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, as part of the Chutzpah! PLUS event series.
Music and dance lovers will enjoy both events, starting with the world premiere of Take This Waltz, a celebration of the music of Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, created by Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen of Ne.Sans Opera & Dance. Presented in Partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera, this world premiere will feature a fusion of music, dance, and stunning visuals. Event attendees will also be the first to learn about the full Chutzpah!Festival lineup, when it is announced at the premiere of Take This Waltz.
Later in September, enjoy a festive performance by Israeli world music powerhouse, Gili Yalo, incorporating the sounds of his Ethiopian heritage. Combining these musical roots with soul, reggae, funk, psychedelia and jazz, Gili’s soulful voice has elicited comparisons to Bob Marley. Backed by his powerhouse band, Gili’s concerts generate an entrancing groove, beat, and flow, with exceptional, rich, vivid melody and original lyrics in English, Hebrew and Amharic.
“Chutzpah! PLUS is thrilled to invite audiences to share the joy of live events this fall,” says Jessica Mann Gutteridge, Artistic Managing Director. “The arts truly unites us, and there is something for everyone at these exciting pre-festival events.”
TAKE THIS WALTZ – Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen
by Ne.Sans Opera & Dance (Canada/Israel)
September 10 & 11 at 8pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
GILI YALO (Israel/Ethiopia)
September 24 at 8pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
For over two decades the Chutzpah! Festival has been an eagerly anticipated and annual highlight of Greater Vancouver’s arts season..
For more information on the 2022 Chutzpah! Festival and Chutzpah! PLUS, and for tickets visit at chutzpahfestival.com or phone 604.257.5145