For Immediate Release

Conservation Photographer Dawna Mueller presents her first Canadian Exhibition:

Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes

Dawna Mueller PhotographerVancouver, BC – Dawna Mueller, a Canadian living in Switzerland, and a passionate advocate for the planet, is excited to announce her first Canadian Photo Exhibition to be held in Vancouver, BC. In addition to sharing her stunning large scale black and white photos of glaciers, mountains and icebergs, Dawna brings awareness to the devastating effects of climate change on the fragile ecosystems in remotest polar and alpine regions of the world. In her Exhibition, Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes, are a culmination of photos from Dawna’s expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctic and the Swiss Alpine regions and it opens with a Vernissage on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 5 pm at Back Gallery Project in Vancouver before moving to Switzerland and Austria.

In her Dawna Mueller Photography Facebook Page announcing this event, Dawna writes, “I have been traveling to the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions for a few years now and have been photographically documenting what I see in the changing landscapes as a result of climate change and global warming. I see glaciers in full retreat or completely gone like when I was in Greenland last week. I have watched polar bears swimming for hours looking for ice. As well, I experienced record high temperatures when it should have been below zero. The planet is in peril and the weather patterns are causing havoc in all areas of the world, no one is immune from the destruction and devastation. I want to show the beauty of what I see in these fragile ecosystems because collectively we can work together to save this planet, it is the only home we have.”

As a young adult Dawna spent every summer for over a decade in the Yukon which is wild, raw and amazing for the visual senses. This experience in the pristine nature left an indelible impression in her mind – one of mountains, valleys and rivers relatively uninhabited except for the wild animals who roamed them. But mostly this left an imprint in her heart and it is where she now feels most at home; in the mountains and in nature.

In her photo exhibition, Dawna will be showing photos from the Swiss Alpine and polar regions, where the landscapes as we know them are vanishing. She realizes that not everyone has an opportunity to travel to these remote regions of the world, so she hopes that through her photos, the beauty of what the world is at the risk of loosing can be poignantly conveyed.

Dawna truly believes that everything we do in life prepares us to live a life filled with purpose. Everything in her past has contributed to the person she is today; from her legal studies at Allard Hall Law School to her running heavy equipment in Yukon gold mines to pay for years of University. Dawna truly believes that we are all on this planet to live a purposeful and meaningful life, and that is clearly what she is doing. In addition to her photography exhibitions, Dawna speaks to schools, business and groups and was recently trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore in Los Angeles as part of his Foundation The Climate Reality Project.

She is also a co-founder of a Swiss non profit Society called The Future Planet Forum whose mandate is to bring together science, art and best practice to inform, discuss and provide solutions towards a sustainable future for the planet. Future Planet Forum will be holding its first event in January, 2019 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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Contact Information:

Dawna Mueller: E-mail: dawna@dawnamueller.com | Website: http://www.dawnamueller.com/

Monica Reyes: E-mail: info@backgalleryproject.com | Website: http://www.backgalleryproject.com/ 

Back Gallery Project: Address: 602 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC | Phone Number: 1.604.336.7633

Elke Porter, PR: E-Mail: admin@westcoastgermannews.com | Phone Number: 1 604.828.8788

Further Information

High Resolution Pictures available here:  http://www.dawnamueller.com/antrop

Short description of show:  I am thrilled to announce my first Canadian Exhibiton ‘Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes’ in my hometown of Vancouver, BC, opening with a Vernissage on October 12, 2018. I hope you will join me as I share stories and show photos of my expeditions in the remotest regions of the planet; from the Arctic and Antarctic to the Swiss Alpine regions, I will be showing the incredible beauty and diversity that I am so privileged to see in these fragile ecosystems.

http://www.dawnamueller.com/new-events/2018/10/12/new-show-anthropocene-vanishing-landscapes


Exhibitions

January 2019 – Group Exhibition, ‘Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes’, Photo19, Zurich

Winter 2019 – Solo Exhibition. ‘Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes’, Gallery La Suosta,Madulaine, Switzerland

Fall 2018 – Solo Exhibition. ‘Anthropocene – Vanishing Landscapes’, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 2018 – Duo Show with Hitsch Rogantini. Königs, St. Galen, Switzerland

January 2019 – Group Exhibition, Summits II, Photo18, Zurich, Switzerland

Jan 2017 – Solo Exhibition, Into the Light, Dorta, Zuoz, Switzerland

January 2017 to March 2018  –  Solo Exhibition, Summits, Stile Vivo Gallery, Männedorf, Switzerland

June 2016 – Portfolio Exhibition. Cap Fotoschule

Awards

1st place – ‘Timeless Travel’, Spot Magazine, Switzerland

06 Sep 2018
September 6, 2018

5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0

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6TH – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018 at VANCOUVER FRINGE

STAND-UP COMEDY – www.vancouverfringe.com

PACO Performing
Sold out at Vancouver Fringe 2017 and at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s hilarious mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. Now the hit show returns to Vancouver in its 2.0 version: enhanced and updated to the crazy world we live in now.

Initially written as a response to Brits’ stereotypes about Germany, 5-Step Guide to Being German is“ an extremely clever analysis of the modern  German  psyche”  (Independent Daily, AUS)  that  is  “side- splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect” (The Argus, UK). It was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.

Paco Erhard shows us the Germany behind the scenes, as he self- ironially deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (“we’re not rude, we just value honesty more highly than other people’s feelings”), hilarious Autobahn dilemmas, the truth about lederhosen, and how it feels to grow up with Germany’s horrible past.

Born in Munich as the great-grandson of a high-upGerman politician  (a  non-Nazi,  relax!),  Paco hitchhiked out of Germany in 2002 to  experience  the  world and other cultures. “Half my life I ran away from being German” he says. “Then I realized: that’s the most German thing you could possibly do.”

Since then, he has toured the globe as a stand-up comic, in English and German. He has written on Germany and Europe for the IrishTimes, authored an award-winning paper on cultural identity, and appeared on BBC and other international TV & radio stations as a comic and expert.

If  you  want  to  understand  Germany  or  your German friends and family better, or if you just need 75 minutes of good non-stop belly laughter, see this show.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

“Hilarious… one of the best cultural comedians in the world”     

                                                                                                       – Rip It Up (AUS) 

 

A true master of his craft. It’s difficult to overstate how hilarious Erhard’s act is” 

                                                                                                       – Edinburgh Guide(UK)

 

 “Insightful and hysterical… A thought-provoking, incredibly witty show” 

                                                                                                       – Broadway Baby

 

”had the audience not just laughing but howling…

there is a layer of truth just beneath the humour… genius” – The National Post 

FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY AWARD 2013 – Nominee

VENUE:           Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5

SHOWS:        Sept 6th (6:15pm), 8th (8:15pm), 12th (5:00pm), 13th (10:40pm), 14th (6:55pm), 16th (1:15pm)

WWW:          vancouverfringe.com| pacoerhard.com| youtube.com/pacoerhard-TV| TwiHer:@pacoerhard

 

Media Kit: bit.ly/German-Comedy-Vancouver-2018
Contact: +1 (720) 725-6670 or
info@germancomedy.com

16 May 2018
May 16, 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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German Choreographer Irene Schneider in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC – Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the remount of Irene Schneider’s ballet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 at Vancouver Playhouse and June 8 at Surrey Arts Centre. Set to the exquisite music of Felix Mendelssohn, this full-length ballet, which premiered in 2013, will showcase the talents of the Lower Mainland’s finest young dancers in their season finale.

Main Couple with FairiesCommissioned from Schneider, former Artistic Director of Germany’s Magdeburg Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of more than 60 original dance works developed by the choreographer for ballet companies and opera houses around the world. Created for families and children of all ages, this adventurous performance features lavish sets, spritely costumes, and a delightful score.

There are still tickets available, which can be purchased here to watch the performance in Vancouver on Saturday, May 19th at 8 pm:  https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1146

Or, you can visit this website to see the ballet in Surrey on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8 pm:  https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=4408:

Whole Cast

About Coastal City Ballet (coastalcityballet.com)
Coastal City Ballet is a repertory ballet company, based in Vancouver, that provides performance opportunities for emerging dancers, both Canadian and international. Coastal City Ballet’s repertoire ranges from original story ballets to classical and commissioned contemporary works by established international choreographers.

Since its conception in September 2011, Coastal City Ballet has successfully presented thirteen productions to audiences in greater Vancouver and Regina, Saskatchewan including six full-length story ballets as well as the staging of classical excerpts and commissioned world premieres and choreographies by Wen Wei Wang, Ben Stevenson, Joshua Beamish, Erica Trivett, Farley Johansson, and Artistic Director, Li Yaming, among others.

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About Irene Schneider (in German from her website)

  • Geboren 1942 in Metz Frankreich
  • 1956-1962 Studium Ballett und Tanzpädagogik Ballettfachschule Roleff-King, München, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Mannheim und bei Nora Kiss und Victor Gsovsky, Paris.
  • 1962-1973 Engagements am Nationaltheater Mannheim, Stuttgarter Ballett unter John Cranko und Frankfurter Ballett unter John Neumeier.
  • 1973- 1977 Pädagogin an der John Cranko Akademie Stuttgart.
  • 1977- 1992 Ballettdirektorin und Chefchoreographin am Theater Heidelberg, Theater Ulm, Theater Krefeld- Mönchengladbach
  • 1992-2006 Ballettdirektorin und Chefchoreographin, Theater Magdeburg. 1993-2014 Leiterin der Theaterballettschule Magdeburg.
  • Arbeit als Freie Choreographin am Theater Luzern, Schweiz, Theater Rostock, Theater Kiel, Theater Gießen, Fukuj und Kanazawa, Japan , Brasilia, Brasilien, Sofia, Bulgarien und Vancouver, Kanada.

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LISTING INFORMATION:

Vancouver Date: May 19, 8pm
Address:  Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver,
Ticket Prices:Adults: $29.95-$59.95,
Students/Seniors/Groups 10+: $19.95-$49.95 BCvtixonline.com

Address: Box office: Surrey Arts Centre,13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BCtickets.surrey.ca
Date: June 8, 8pm
Ticket Prices: : Adults: $40, Students/Seniors: $30, Groups 10+: $25

Website:coastalcityballet.com

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We’re currently looking for international participants from 50+ nationalities to join our drum circle in Vancouver on July 1, 2018, in celebration of Canada’s diverse culture and together setting a new Guinness World Record for “Most Nationalities in A Drum Circle.” It’d be awesome if you could please help us share the word with the German community! 🙂

Please feel free to shoot me a message at register@canadadaydrumming.com if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!

Best,

Xueting

From website: http://www.canada150drumming.com

Canada Day 2017 not only marked the nation’s 150th birthday, but also a historic moment of the first ever simultaneous drumming across Canada!

On July 1st, 2017, drummers across five time zones and the eight Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax drummed simultaneously to celebrate Canada’s birthday, multiculturalism, and diversity. Everyone was welcome to drum for six minutes across Canada as the event was broadcasted live on social media platforms.

With the support from all regions, the celebration in Vancouver, BC, attempted a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “Most Nationalities in a Drum Circle” (single venue). While the attempt fell short of the requirement of 50 nationalities, it marked a special moment of unity and rhythm between the drummers representing 37 nations that participated. Canada, China, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Syria, Mexico, Brazil and Bulgaria were some of the nations among the 37 nationalities represented in the drum circle.

We thank everyone for coming out to the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration on Canada Day and hope you enjoyed all the energetic and loud drumming!

Following the success of the 2017 Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration, the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration committee is excited to announce the celebration will return to take place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018!

Remember the Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Drumming Celebration last year? 🥁🇨🇦🗺️

We’re throwing the party again!

Call for international drummers to celebrate #Canada‘s diverse culture with us this July 1 at #Vancouver‘s Creekside Park!

And we need drummers from 5️⃣0️⃣️+ nationalities to set the #GuinessWorldRecord for “Most Nationalities in A Drum Circle”!

💃🕺2 Drummers/Country

🎖️ Personalized #GuinessWorldRecord certificate if attempt is successful. (We’re paying for it!)

💆‍♂️💆‍♀️ Previous drumming experience is not a must. Just show up at the rehearsals.

🥁 SIGN UP, but do it NOW cause the spots go fast.
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😍 VOLUNTEERS ROCK:
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👨‍💻👩‍💻 HELP US SHARE THE WORD:
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Along with “The Butterfly Lovers”

Inspired by the world-renowned concerto – The Butterfly Lovers

International Acclaimed local choreographer Joshua Beamish re-imagined the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet

For most people who are familiar with legendary Chinese love stories, the Butterfly Lovers is simply the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet, only much older in history. Great stories carry great inspirations, and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto – one of the most renowned Chinese concertos in the West – was created because of these stories. In Vancouver, Coastal City Ballet attempts to add another flavour to this beautiful tale with choreography from Vancouver’s own Joshua Beamish, bringing ballet into a new epoch.

Vancouver, a city with a profoundly Asian-inspired cultural atmosphere, has motivated powerful integrations of diversity and multiculturalism in its arts, providing a source of inspiration for many art creators. Co-organized by Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS) and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA), LunarFest premieres the new ballet work, The Butterfly Lovers as one of the highlights celebrating Lunar New Year.” ACSEA has always been committed to initiating the interaction between cultures and communities. Vancouver is the perfect city to take that leap,” according to Charlie Wu, Executive Director of ACSEA.” Our community needs more attempts to create a greater possibility of new cultures.” The lead dancers for the work are Thys Armstrong of Dutch descent and Yoko Kanomato of Japanese descent.

Coinciding with the Lunar New Year celebration, Vancouver will also feel the vibe of Valentine’s Day. Presenting on the same stage will be The Love Stories by German choreographer Irene Schneider. The audience can get a taste of the clear contrast in expressing love, between the more explicit methods of Western culture and the more subtle ways of showing affection in the East. The show begins at 7:30 pm on February 16 at The Vancouver Playhouse.

For more ticket information, please check https://lunarfest.org/  or here:  https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1111,

There will also be an exclusive  pre-performance reception honoring Josh Beamish, to help raise funds for the Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS). Ballet Productions Canada Society’s mission is to provide performance opportunities for the emerging young dance artist, and to bring quality dance to a wider audience. http://www.balletproductions.ca

Find a Josh Beamish performance from 2016 here:

 

January 14, 2pm we open our door to feature the Great War sketches from the famous German typographer Rudolf Koch.

It is the first time that theses sketches are shown outside Germany. We have the German consulate as guests and there will be sausages and pretzels provided by Arctic Meats.

January 14, 2pm the Port Moody Station Museum is holding the exhibition opening for Rudolf Koch As he Saw it. The museum is proud to have arranged the first first North America showing of the Great War sketches from the famous German typographer R Koch. For the first time ever the museum will exhibit 40 drawings; which Koch created in the trenches of the Great War.
By 1914 Rudolf Koch had already established his reputation as a typographer, working for the Klingspor type foundry. Feeling the pull of the war and the need to support his country, Koch
went to war at the age of 40.
In his own words he felt it was wrong to draw while his comrades were fighting, hence all his drawings were made behind the lines and did not depict fighting.
Koch who was very religious; felt a sense of fraternal responsibility because of this, he was
alway concerned with the role of humanity in our everyday lives. His art conveys and reflects
upon the life of the average soldier, no matter which side they served on. The observer sees
detailed studies of soldiers picking fleas out of their uniform tunics, delighting in the delivery of
food or returning from the work on a trench.
Koch is very much a craftsman; he used the War to also create botanical drawings, which
would later find its way into his botanical books. Koch ever open to creativity, appreciated the well constructed Russian defence systems; rather than seeing them only as an enemy, he acknowledged a broader perception.
After the war Koch set up the Offenbach workshop; a group dedicated to the promotion of art and craftsmanship. Koch carved the metal blocks directly to create his typeface Neuland. Among the many books he produced; his two very important works were on Signs and Christian Signs.

Koch studied signs as an important form of communication, he looks at signs ranging from
ancient runes, to astronomical and religious signs.
The opening of this premiere of never before shown sketches is interesting for artists and
enthusiasts who delight in fine drawings and the conversations that arise from the interaction.The sketches are on loan from the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach. A museum dedicated to typography and book design; as such these drawings are interesting to any designer who is curious or looking into the genius of Koch; who created many typefaces and was an expert calligrapher.
Koch’s amazing collection of signs; as per his wishes, were intended to be free of copyright and a source of inspiration for other designers. In this spirit of creative brotherhood; ARION Press in San Francisco and P22 Type Foundry in Buffalo, USA have allowed the museum to reproduce some of the exquisite materials.
Please join us for the opening and come and enjoy the food donated by Arctic Meats in Port
Coquitlam. Printing services were subsidized by Alliance Printing in Coquitlam.

RSVP and queries can be sent to:
Markus Fahrner museum coordinator
info@portmoodymuseum.org
(604) 939-1648
2734 Murray St
Port Moody BC V3H 1X2

Rudolf Koch Poster "As he saw it"

To see this poster full-size, click on it once, which will take it to the media gallery, then click again.

Copyright for picture:  All photographs and text on the Letterform site are original. You are welcome to share images for non-commercial purposes, provided you credit Letterform Archive and link to letterformarchive.org. Any copyright in the works represented remains with the copyright owner(s).

Copyright for Poster – send in via Markus Fahrner

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Elegant Entertainment for the Family

Families often look for magical activities during the Christmas Season that will allow them to be inspired, entertained and will work for all ages. “Seasons, a Magical Musical” fits the bill.

Don’t miss out on one spectacular night Saturday, at The Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver – 777 Homer St, Vancouver, BC

SEASONS Magical Musical Sponsorship – (click on the link) Please contact me at 604 828 8788 (Elke with Westcoast German News, Das Schwarze Brett, PorterPR)

Tickets from Ticketmaster:

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1100532649ACBD0D?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_h2#efeat4212

Website:

http://www.magicalmusical.ca

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagicalMusicalShows/

This show, which contains an inspirational, yet dramatic story about a chance encounter with a magician (Chow) becomes the turning point in the life of our central character. She and the once mighty wizard take on new beginnings as they progress through the Seasons of Life together – from Spring, re-discovering magic and wonder, to Summer, enjoying and being amazed by illusions & creations, to Fall, fine tuning the magic they know & expertly sharing this with others, and finally to Winter, celebrating their astonishment and joy of life.

Seasons PosterVancouver composer Wendy Yau Sum Cheung’s childhood dream when she first saw Phantom of the Opera, was to one day produce her own Broadway style musical. Vancouver magician Rod Chow’s childhood dream when he first saw a lavish magic production show in Las Vegas with his parents, was to one day star in his own.

Today both Cheung and Chow’s dreams have come true as they prepare for the World Premier of their original production: SEASONS – A Magical Musical at the 1,800 seat Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts on November 25, 2017.

“We are so proud that Vancouver will be the first to experience our unique merging of live orchestra, choreographed dance, epic inspiring story and stunning Illusions, integrated into one spectacular production”, says Cheung.

9TH – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at VANCOUVER FRINGE 2017 STAND-UP COMEDY – vancouverfringe.com

Sold out at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s comical mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. In 2017, 5-Step Guide to Being German finally comes to Vancouver.

Written as a response to British people’s stereotypes about Germany, 5-Step Guide to Being German delivers “an extremely clever analysis of the modern German psyche” (Independent Daily, AUS) that is “side-splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect” (The Argus, UK). The show was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.

Paco Erhard shows us the Germany behind the scenes, as he self-ironially deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (“we’re not rude, we just value honesty more highly than other people’s feelings”), hilarious Autobahn dilemmas, the truth about lederhosen, and how it feels to grow up with Germany’s horrible past.

Born in Munich as the great-grandson of a high-up German politician (a non-Nazi one, relax!), Paco hitchhiked out of Germany in 2002 to see the world and experience other cultures. “Half my life I ran away from being German” he says. “Then I realized: that’s the most German thing you could possibly do.”

Since then, he has toured the globe as a stand-up comedian, performing in English, German and Spanish. He has written on Germany and Europe for the Irish Times, authored an award-winning academic paper on cultural identity, and appeared on BBC One and many other international TV & radio stations, as a comedian and expert.

If you want to understand Germany and your German friends and family better, see this show.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

“Hilarious… one of the best cultural comedians in the world”

– Rip It Up (AUS)

“A true master of his craft. It’s difficult to overstate how hilarious Erhard’s act is”

– Edinburgh Guide (UK)

“Insightful and hysterical… A thought-provoking, incredibly witty show”

– Broadway Baby

“”had the audience not just laughing but howling…

there is a layer of truth just beneath the humour… genius” – Calgary Herald

FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY AWARD 2013 – Nominee

VENUE: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada

SHOWS: 9th Sept (5:45pm), 12th (8:35pm), 13th (7:15pm), 15th (8:25pm), 16th (1pm), 17th (7:20pm)

WWW: vancouverfringe.com | pacoerhard.com | youtube.com/pacoerhard-TV | TwiJer: @pacoerhard

Media Kit: bit.ly/German-Comedy-Vancouver-17 Contact: +1 (720) 725-6670 or paco@pacoerhard.com

Karin Kunzo Artist in VancouverHello. My name is Karin Kunzo and I am a photographer living in Vancouver. I moved here from Berlin and I am currently finishing my Masters at Emily Carr University. I am working on a project that I would need some help with. I am searching for people that were born in Germany.

The idea is to combine a portrait with a yearly salary earned by that person. This is a social critique, commenting on the absurdity of not being able to discuss one’s salary that I have experienced while living in Germany. I would be most grateful for any help.

I focus on social critique. I make concepts with social impact. My models are always real people. I focus on building relationships with people, collaborate with them in order to convey something about our society.

You can see my project, Girl in the Mirror, where I work with women in public bathrooms, while they are looking at themselves in the mirror. This project deals with the themes of social pressures put on women to look beautiful.

The project would be shown in my university and may be published in a photography publication.

My website is: www.karinkunzophoto.com

From Her About Page:

Karin is a photographer and a photo editor, who is deeply interested in social structures.  Her work explores the way individuals fit in with the expected social norms of everyday situations.

Her projects often deal with themes of judgment, dissatisfaction, vulnerability and strive for perfection. Her projects often employ the stranger as the subject.

Karin finds her inspiration in empirical research and exploring one’s vulnerability by backpacking through the Australian outback, going on a silent meditation retreat or walking across Portugal.

Her work got published in several publications which include Le Journal de la Photographie, Dodho Magazine and LensCulture.

She currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. For inquires, please contact via email: karin.kunzo@gmail.com

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Concert Pianist Krystyna Tucka enchanted the crowd

Polish & German "rings" intertwined

Borrowed from the German Consulate of Miami…

The Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland co-hosted a piano concert to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Polish-German “Treaty on good neighbourship and friendly cooperation” between the Republic of Poland and the Federal Republic of Germany.

The treaty was originally signed in Bonn on 17th June, 1991. In the Treaty of Good Neighbourship both countries agreed to respect the rights of national minorities living on the other side of the border, and to promote cultural contacts, particularly among young people. The German text says:  “Vertrag über gute Nachbarschaft und freundschaftliche Zusammenarbeit.”The concert took place Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 7 pm.

Three ladies with Consul General Beck

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

The concert featured award winning pianist Krystina Tucka and took place at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver, 2300 Lonsdale Avenue.  Admission was free of charge, which was a welcome relief in this busy pre-Christmas season. Several familiar faces from the German community were there – Consul General Josef Beck, Deputy Consul of Germany Bertram Dierkes- Leifeld and Beatrice Schreiber, President of the German Canadian Business Association.

From the Polish side, there were Marcin Trzciński, Consul General of Poland in Vancouver, as well as President Iwona Swiatczak and Vice Presindent

Piano and flags

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

Andrew Dobrowolski from the Polish Canadian Congress. The Canadian Polish Congress is a Canadian not-for-profit organization federally incorporated February 7, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the Federation of Polish Societies in Canada and reconstituted on March 16, 1948 as the Canadian Polish Congress.

The artist’s repertoire consisted of classics from the great Polish and German classical music composers from Bach, Schubert, Beethoven,

Flowers for Krystina Tucka

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

Brahms, Chopin, Szymanowski and Paderewski.

From the website:  https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=206 learn more here:

The pianist Krystyna Tucka was born in Poland. She received her Masters Degree in Performing Arts. She completed her post-graduate study at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, obtaining the

Virtuoso Diploma Le Diplome Superieur

The crowd at the Polish-German Concert

©Jadwiga Dobrowolsk

d’Execution de Piano. Later she received an Artist Diploma at The Vancouver Academy of Music where she studied with Lee Kum Sing.

A comment from Beatrice Schreiber was: “Das Concert war einmalig! (the concert was unique or once-in-a-lifetime!) Highlights were the rendition of Schubert – F. Liszt -Ave Maria, as well as the Chopin Polonaise at the end!  Just amazing!”

To find out more about German events in Vancouver organized or co-hosted by the German General Consulate, please see the link below:

http://www.kanada.diplo.de/Vertretung/kanada/en/__events/vancouver/0-events-vancouver.html

Author:  Elke Porter

More pictures from ©Jadwiga Dobrowolskii

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

 

 

Krystyna Tucka

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

Opening Remarks

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

Beatrice Schreiber & friends

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

Beatrice Schreiber

©Jadwiga Dobrowolski

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