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22 days 13 hours to go – Cultural Olympiad

January 21, 2010

The Cultural Olympiad is a very exciting programme of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games is the which also includes a Digital Edition (CODE).  Here is what VANOC has to say:

“From January 22 to March 21, the best artists from Canada and around the world will play in our own backyard. Genre-bending theatre; stunning virtuoso dance; fierce, fresh music; breathtaking visual and digital art extravaganzas — Cultural Olympiad 2010, presented by Bell, will bring it all to Metro Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor.”

Now, I am very excited about some of the programming that will be going on but I find myself often overwhelmed by the volume and variety of theatre, music, art installations, digital collaborations and such that are available. (VANOC has 193 events listed).  Luckily for me I have a guide.  There is the online schedule of events (also available in print) but I rely on kk+, a local photographer, web strategist and author to send me in the right direction.    His passion for the arts in Vancouver is evident and I appreciate that’s he’s giving his opinion on the options.  Definitely check out his site, whether you’re in Vancouver or not.  A lot of the CODE options can be enjoyed/viewed/shared online.

kk+’s website is Creativity, Change, Culture & Communication.

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Wednesday morning was quite beautiful in Vancouver.  The sun cast some amazing light across the city.  I couldn’t resist a photo or two.  I also noticed that the Vancouver 2010 banners had mostly been installed on the Granville Street Bridge the day before, but luckily they were still doing the last few so I could take a photo of the process.

Morning sun on the Granville Street Bridge.

Installing Vancouver 2010 Banners on the Granville Street Bridge.

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I tried to sleep without writing and just couldn’t do it.  Now that I’ve posted a little something I’m going to catch a few hours.  Hope to see you for Walkabout #2.  We start at about 9:20am (Thursday, January 21) at the Olympic Line Opening.  Thank you merci.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Michelle permalink
    January 21, 2010 8:58 pm

    Hello, Andrea:)
    Thanks for good infos about olympic!!
    I have new info about national house at vacouver. I heard about Korea House from one of my Korean firends. Korean Olympic Committee will set up their national house in Hyatt Regency Hotel. My friends said…they offer some foods, beverages, performance(dance musical?? maybe…), and free gift!

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