In the House Festival 10th Year Anniversary Gala

In the House Festival 10th Year Anniversary Gala

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Date: 3/21/2013 3:44 pm
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Date of event May 9, 2013
Location of event Famee Furlane Hall, 2605 E. Pender St.

This year In the House is celebrating its 10th anniversary. I can hardly believe it. It has taken a great deal of passion, soul and joy, blood, sweat and tears to get there, but we did it!! 

Did you know that over the years, we've produced over 300 shows , hired almost 600 different local performance groups, and been hosted by over 100 homes! 

I'd say that's worth celebrating.

And of course such a landmark year cannot go by without mega festivities! Join us on May 9 to celebrate this amazing feat.

It'll be an evening of music and dance, circus and magic! See below for the list of over a dozen (and counting) incredible artists on the bill.

There'll be libations and nibblies, hurrahs and huzzahs and birthday cake! 

Daniel le Chocolat Belge is donating chocolate for our two chocolate fountains!

There'll be a silent auction with tons of spectacular prizes (go to to check out the items you can bid on). 

There will be a live auction where you'll get a chance to win – are you ready for it?? 
1) a trip for two to Paris, including flight and 3 nights accomodation! 
2) a stunning art piece by Robert Kenney (
3) a private house concert with a VERY special guest (to be revealed at the event)
4) a customized guitar
3) other great prizes TBA 

Date: May 9, 2013
Time: Doors + reception @ 7 / Stage show + live auction @ 8 / Music, dancing, partying, roving performances @ 9:30!
Venue: Famee Furlane Hall, 2605 E. Pender St.
Tickets: $40 in advance / $50 at the door
(All proceeds go towards the festival!)

Advance tickets are available on-line at

If you would like to use cash to buy your ticket in advance, call me at 604-874-9325 to make arrangements.

If you would like to buy your ticket at the door and ensure yourself a spot, please email [email protected] or call 604-874-9325 to be placed on the reservation list. 

This kind of party only happens once every 10 years so trust me… So this is one you DON'T want miss!

In the House = culture + community! 
In the House = friendships, flabbergastation + fabulousness!

For more information on the event (and the upcoming festival, go to


Ladies in White: The Ladies in White are there to enchant and mystify you. They will make you laugh and wonder at their antics. 

Now or Never Crew: This b-boy crew will knock your socks off! Now or Never Crew has travelled the world, representing Canada in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korean and the USA. They were featured at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, the K-OS Music Video, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Vegas Shakedown Las Vegas, WhistlerTelus Ski and Snowboard Fest and much more.

Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars: Travel to Paris in the 1930's and experience this gypsy-swing ensemble. Michael Dunn and his merry musicians have been chugging out infectious rhythms for decades and Deanna Knight shares sultry vocals with a love for tango, bossa, boogie and more. Gypsy-jazz from traditional to the unusual. 

Sambata: Sambata is a musical ensemble that plays a powerful and unique blend of music drawing on the rich traditions of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian popular and folkloric music. Led by Paul Bray, Sambata delivers high energy, inspiring performances in parades, clubs and corporate events.

Hailey McClosky: Hailey graduated from the Professional Training Program at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Hailey has performed in numerous multi-disciplinary community theatre and dance projects and has worked with Karen Jamieson Dance. 

Yuki Ueda: Yuki Ueda is inspired by the creative and fluid European style of juggling. He has performed at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Torch Relays, The Vancouver International Children's Festival, the Seattle Juggling Festival and Vaudevillingham. 

Samba Fusion: Samba Fusion is a Vancouver based dance group whose roots are based in Brazilian Samba, fused with numerous dance styles, music and rhythms. 

Chris Murdoch: Chris weaves a spell of enchantment with a crystal ball contact juggling act, Polynesian fire dancing, and rhythm instruments from around the world.

Santiago + Deborah: Santiago + Deborah's love of tango and their enthusiasm for transmitting its poetry and passion make them excellent performers. Both Santiago and Deborah have trained with traditional close embrace and contemporary tango masters. 

Lost & Found Puppet Co.: Maggie's puppetry has been featured in Earth(ling): A Festival for Youth, Activism, and Art, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Western Front, In the House Festival, and Walking Fish Festival. She has been involved with "We're All in This Together": The Shadows Project, Vancouver Moving Theatre and "Condemned" a DTES Community Opera. 

Orkestar Slivovica: Orkestar Slivovica will get you on your feet and dancing in no time flat! Everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan Roma-style wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia and other mysterious and distant lands.

Naomi Steinberg: Naomi will keep you spellbound with her storytelling skills. She has worked as a professional storyteller in India, Israel, Palestine and France as well as all over Canada. Naomi has also developed workshops for schools in Vancouver, Morocco, Switzerland and India and for the Cortona conference in Italy.

Matthew Waldie: Matthew Waldie has performed with Toronto Dance Theatre, Move: the company, blackandblue dance projects and Discovery Dance, amongst other dance companies. He has created roles in many original works by internationally renowned choreographers and has been featured in numerous dance films which have premiered across North America. 

Travis Lim: At age 7, Travis was titled International Star of the year, International Actor of the Year and International Dancer of the Year, 2010. At 9, he is the 2 time winner of the Dance World Cup gold medal for soloist. He is already making appearances on local and national TV. He competed with a group of young dancers at the World Hip Hop Championships and from which they brought back the silver medal.

Others TBA

Visuals by:

Ben Z. Cooper: Ben Z. Cooper is an imaginographer. He weaves together cinematography, photography and chronography with computers, brains and time to bring ideas to life. He enjoys music, cycling, non-pretentious community engagement and writing in the third person.