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Critic's picks: 1,000 pieces of π, Pulp and Process V, Love and Information

Our critic's picks for the week of Jan. 13 to Jan. 19
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Victoria dance company Broken Rhythms performs Friday at the Metro Studio. Credit: Broken Rhythms Victoria

DANCE: 1,000 Pieces of π

Where: The Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra St.

When: Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25 from eventbrite.ca

WA cabaret set-up (offering an intimate but socially-distanced 84 seats) makes this local hit a must-see night of contemporary dance, courtesy of Victoria dance company Broken Rhythms.

Fringe Festival fans will already be aware of what is being offered, as 1,000 Pieces of π was the Pick of the Fringe winner in 2021. The production (innovative in that it features a total of 10 movements) is a re-mount of the original production by director/choreographer Dyana Sonik-Henderson and dancers Caleigh Hunter, Allison Rhodes, Christina Plaschka, Sara Peddle and Candace Bruce, but is offered for one night only. With the room at 50 per cent capacity, expect to be out of luck if you don’t scoop tickets in advance.

ART: Pulp and Process V

Where: Madrona Gallery, 606 View St.

When: Jan. 15 through Jan. 29

Admission: Free

Pulp and Process is popular group exhibition curated each year by Madrona Gallery, and the upcoming fifth installment is keeping with tradition by showcasing work from an array of up-and-coming and established artists.

Working in drawing, watercolour, pastel, photography, and collage, the contributors have made paper their medium of choice for this exhibit, with spectacular results.

Powell River artists Luke Ramsey and Meghan Hildebrand, Vancouver’s Hashim Hannoon and Megan Dietrich, and Victoria’s David Ellingsen and Harry Stanbridge are among the participants. For details, go to the Madrona Gallery website.

THEATRE: Love & Information

Where: The Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin Rd.

When: Jan. 13 (7:30 p.m.), Jan. 14 (7:30 p.m.), and Jan. 15 (12:30 and 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $29 (in-person) or $20 (livestream) from tickets.ccpacanada.com

In-person and online performances of British playwright’s Caryl Churchill’s Love & Information are on tap in Oak Bay this week as second-year students in the Canadian College of Performing Arts continue their current season.

Directed by Christopher Weddell, Love & Information is a timely exploration of human connection writ large and uncompromising, with upwards of 100 characters (many of them nameless) and scenes running seconds in length.