Danceboy with Opening Act Gramaphone
Danceboy is a theatrical storytelling ode to dance, perfect for the outdoor setting of Glades Woodland Garden
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$5–$25 Choose your price. Suggested price: $20. Limited Tickets Available.
Tickets on sale June 15 at 10 am.
Advisory Warning: Both of these productions contain emotional and adult content including drug use that is not suitable for children. Ages 16+ only.
Get ready for a night of entertainment like no other! Danceboy is a theatrical storytelling event that will make you feel all the feels. Performed and created by Munish Sharma, this show is a euphoric ode to dance, perfect for the outdoor setting of Glades Woodland Garden. The heart of the piece lies in the love of dance and the cultural and spiritual significance it has had in molding Danceboy’s character M as a person. This emotional and thought-provoking piece will delight audiences using flashbacks of pivotal moments in M’s upbringing, as well as poetry, and of course dance. Danceboy is at once a homage to Sharma’s love of dance, as well as the poignant story of M and how life experiences impacted his romantic relationships and development as a South Asian man.
Before Danceboy, enjoy the Or Theatre Festival Society’s ten-minute play Gramophone, a heartwarming performance about family, mortality, and music in a time of emotional strain. Riaz is getting his father high for the first time, and together they discuss superfruits, Karachi, The Beatles, and chemotherapy.
Gramophone playwright, Zahida Rahemtulla wishes to acknowledge the support of Carmen Aguirre, the Wet Ink Collective, Ignite!, and the Or Festival in the development of Gramophone.
- August 27: 7:00pm
- August 28: 4:00pm
About Glades Woodland Garden
Glades Woodland Gardens is a beautiful 15-acre botanical oasis in South Surrey that boasts over one and a half thousand rhododendron plants, as well as other exotic flowers and shrubs. Some of the rhododendrons are more than 6 metres (20 feet) tall and are ablaze in colour in the spring. The garden also contains a superb collection of fine trees, many of which are now designated as heritage.
About Munish Sharma
Munish Sharma is a Jessie Award-nominated actor with numerous theatre, TV, stage, and burlesque productions to his credit. He has worked steadily as a performing artist for a decade, splitting his time between Vancouver, Calgary, and Regina. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Munish graduated with a BFA in Performance from the University of Regina in 2006. His leading role in the award-winning play Iceland (Nicolas Billon – Governor-General Award Winner), garnered numerous strong reviews. Vancouver’s long-standing entertainment weekly,
“Munish Sharma has a terrific ability to be present, working the room like a stand-up comic as he gives a mini-seminar on his capitalist philosophy.” - Georgia Straight
In 2015, Sharma was also recognized by the Vancouver Fringe Festival, winning The Pick of the Fringe Award for his production and a one-act play, Mrs. Singh and Me, his first play credit. Sharma later transformed Mrs. Singh and Me into a full-length play that was selected in 2017 by The Arts Club to be showcased during the Arts Club’s annual ReAct festival. It was one of five plays chosen for the larger stage. Additional career highlights include his leads in the stage production, This Is War (Rumble Theatre, Tremors 2014), The Invisible Hand (Jessie Nomination, Pi Theatre), and Bombay Black (2017 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe, Raghupriya productions).
In 2017, he co-hosted The Jessie Awards and created Canada’s first South Asian sketch-comedy production, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken. Co-founded by Munish in 2010, the Butter Chicken troupe and its savory skits have drawn much press coverage, and sold-out venues across British Columbia, and Alberta. In 2017 Munish finished his first Poetry passion project, You I Love, a series of spoken words pieces about his journey as an artist.