Friday, October 12, 2012

See the Vancouver Opera for free at the New West Campus Oct. 19

Japanese-Canadians are relocated to camps in B.C.'s interior in 1942.
Source: Library and Archives Canada
The Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts presents Naomi’s Road, a one-act opera based on the novel by Joy Kogawa, with music by Vancouver composer Ramona Luengen and performed by Vancouver Opera in Schools.

Friday, Oct. 19, 1-2pm 
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre 
Free Admission – everyone welcome 

In one of our country’s shameful acts, Naomi’s family is moved from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior. She and her older brother Stephen struggle with the forces of war and racism, ultimately demonstrating a resilience of spirit that promises hope for the future.

"The experience of a Japanese-Canadian family in British Columbia during World War Two is told with sensitivity and clarity in music that speaks to the heart," says John Glofcheskie, Music instructor at Douglas.

"If you are interested in music, theatre, literature, history, or issues of cultural identity, you are sure to find Naomi’s Road a rewarding experience."

In 2006 this opera was presented to an enthusiastic full house at Douglas College. 

For more information on this production, visit the Vancouver Opera website.

Contact Nassi Soofi if you’re interested in bringing your class to this performance.