Founded in 2011, missingNo has quickly gone from playing local venues to some of the largest video game music conventions in North America. Atypical for the genere, missingNo. boasts a full horn section that injects a heavy soul-fusion influence into their arrangements of classic and modern tunes. They are consistently blowing away the crowd with their big sound and ability to draw out the inner child in their listeners. They have secured performances at local and international nerd-themed conventions and festivals. They released a demo album in early 2013 and recorded/released a full studio album, Warp Zone, later that year. EPOCH, the band's next studio recording, is slated for digital release in Fall 2015. Their music is available for sale on Loudr, Bandcamp, iTunes, and other platforms and is available for streaming on all major internet radio sites.
Tetsu Taiko is the first organized taiko group in Richmond and only the 2nd youth
taiko group in the Lower Mainland. Formed in December of 2000 at the Steveston Buddhist Temple,
we have grown from a young children's drumming group to an exciting independent taiko group.
We strive to promote Japanese culture through taiko drumming and feature traditional North American and Japanese taiko pieces. We enjoy working on collaborations with other artists and have done performances with other taiko groups, Afro Cuban drummers, Chinese dancers, Bollywood Dancers, professional ice skaters, and Break dancers.
Karen Flamenco is an acclaimed collaborative and interactive flamenco dance company that is a leader in the creation, production and education of flamenco dance in Vancouver. Bold and innovative this company’s distinctive style and approach has helped the company make a unique and valuable contribution to the development of flamenco dance in this city. Karen Pitkethly is the artistic director and choreographer of this non-for profit dance company and school aspiring flamenco dancers of all levels and ages. Karen has expanded the mysterious world of flamenco to a wider audience with her collaboration of theatre and dance. This company reached acclaimed success with their rendition of "Romeo & Juliet" touring across BC and then again with their more recent interpretation of "Moulin Rouge", "Peter Pan" and "Snow Queen".
Experience this young and innovative dance company as it intertwines masterful story-telling, passionate music, and spirited dancing to capture the thrill of flamenco in our city.