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THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT
acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
This place is the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial.
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret actively promotes community and communication through personal expression and group performance practice. Our aim is to strength the local community through the arts, because we believe that a strong, connected and loving community leads to a better ability to make necessary changes together and protect what is precious to us all.
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Disco Inferno is HALF actual discotheque, set in 1976, with YOU as the guests, dancers and mingling crowd, and HALF musical comedy for your viewing enjoyment. So you can take your pick; Dance or Sit Back and Enjoy. Or Both! You may end up coming multiple times because every night features different dance and roller groups, and every night has the potential for a different ending. Featuring original music by 2021 Best Comedy Album Juno nominee, Shirley Gnome, and creation/direction by the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret's Kat Single-Dain, in a collaboration that can only result in THE WORLD'S ONLY INTERACTIVE DISCO MUSICAL (that we've ever heard of....)
We all need a disco now and then and we think the time is NOW. Leave your cares at the door, or burn them on the dance floor, for this is a night for the shared joy of living.
Do you love disco? Are you interested in being a part of an exciting, interactive musical experience? Disco Inferno is looking for volunteers of all experience levels to help bring our show to life! Whether you're into videography, photography, stage managing, FOH, tech, props, or any other aspect of live performance, we could use your help.
Just enter your name, position of interest, and contact info so we can connect and work out the details. In exchange for your time and talents, you'll have the opportunity to see the show, network with the DFC community and other creatives, and enjoy our Disco bar. Plus, you can even bring your friends along to watch for free!
As a non-profit community society, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is dedicated to making some noise in Vancouver - and we need your help to make it happen. Click the button below to tell us a bit about yourself and your level of experience, and let's get grooving!
Want to brush up on your disco, Bus Stop and Hustle dancing?
Come to the DFC and learn some of the songs and dances from the show, so that you can join us on the dance floor (having mastered your grapevine, of course).
Sign-up for one, or all four of these workshops that are offered free or by donation. Kat Single-Dain, writer/director of the show, will be teaching in her usual fun and inclusive way where no previous skill is necessary.
WARNING; side effects of this workshop may include increased sequins, disco fever and a good time had by all.
Sign-up and donate if you please : ) Ow ow!
THE SWING OUT
Live at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret! Dancing. Drinks. Live-music.
Every Tuesday 7-10 pm
Live music is brought to you by The Dusty House Dance Band led by Jo Abbott!
Featuring guest musicians each week, drinks and a place to connect (also a great date night idea!) Get in touch to play. Purchase tickets and sign-up below!
THE SWING SERIES
MARCH EDITION ALERT!!
Get ready to swing into action with our Swing Series class! Led by expert instructor Kat Single-Dain, our classes cover a variety of styles including swing dance, lindy hop, and vehicular jazz. Perfect for dancers of all levels, this series of 6 weekly classes begins on March 14th, 2023 and takes place every Tuesday from 6-7pm. Plus, with your purchase, you'll also receive free admission to our Swing Out nights. Come join us at 2050 Scotia Street for an unforgettable dancing experience!
Clown Gym is a place for clowns to work out! As such, it is specifically not a workshop, but a gym. This means that one must have had some training in clown or related experience previous to joining. The reason for that is that there is no teacher here. It is facillitated by a time keeper, but there is no instructor to guide you. "Related experience" includes Theater Sports, Improv, Physical Theater, Bouffon, Mask work and Commedia Dell'Arte. We recommend Fantastic Space for local clown training, and keep an eye out/join our mailing list to hear about any workshops that we are hosting! We hope to see you soon!!
Start clowning around with us at 2050 Scotia Street every Saturday 10am-12pm and Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm.
$20 per month via etransfer or paypal email@example.com
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret presents YET ANOTHER CALL ME CC: a comedy starring the decline of human civilization itself by Kat Single-Dain. This is your chance to meet Climate Change itself, live and in person! You might regret it. But we all have to face Climate Change eventually, so may as well buy a ticket now. Finally in a form that we can relate to, CC is equal parts charming and disgusting, graceful and garish, irresistibly fun and coldly egotistical. A ‘serious comedy’, the underlying narrative of the show—humanity’s own real narrative-- is gravely serious while the show itself is an absolute ball. Never didactic or depressing, CC charms us all into thinking about her a little bit more....And deftly proves that she alone deserves the spotlight.
GLORIA'S HAPPY HOUR
WTF It's Valentines Day....we might as well.....REAL SPEED DATING with GLORIA'S HAPPY HOUR!
After a successfully wild Valentine's Day run, we had to bring it back!
FINALLY a Speed Dating event with a sense of humour !
On May 30th, this real Speed Dating event will be like no other you have attended. Hosted by an over-the-top character GLORIA — “world famous in parts of East Vancouver” —you will find this event both entertaining AND useful. Gloria may be over-the-hill but she is running down the other side! A showgirl in her prime, she doles out the relationship advice to anyone who doesn’t ask. It is basically stand up comedy, mixed with Saturday Night Live, mixed with actual Speed Dating.
You might just meet the love of your life….And if you don’t, you’ll have had a great time regardless.
Please when you purchase your ticket, make sure to make note of which category you are in.
Participation is limited to a maximum of 54 participants. Doors open at 4:30pm and speed dating will begin at 5pm. Discussion topics will be wide and varied, and fun will be had. Contact between parties that are both interested will be given within two hours after the event.
All participants are welcome to stay for the live band speakeasy dance that occurs at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret every Tuesday night. This bonus represents a savings of $15 that one would usually pay at the door for the Swing Out event. A free swing dance lesson occurs at 715 pm as part of the weekly ‘Swing Out’ which has a live band playing until 10 pm each Tuesday.
DEDICATED TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING ORIGINAL WORK OF PHYSICAL THEATRE ON STAGES BOTH TRADITIONAL AND SITE SPECIFIC
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret was formed in 2006 on a rainy winter's night in a Strathcona, Vancouver art studio, when a group of local artists met over red wine and blue cheese and decided to collaborate.
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is a non-profit society dedicated to creating and supporting original work of physical theatre in stages both traditional and site specific. Since 2013, we operate from our studio The Dusty Flower Shop which is also available for rentals.
The DFC creates large scale musicals, small scale roving acts, and festivals. On a regular basis the DFC produces the well loved and community involved Parade of Lost Souls, a monthly "Third Thursday Cabaret" and a weekly "Clown Gym" work out for anyone who has clown or physical theatre equivalent training. All of these events are offered by donation. Please contact Kat Single-Dain, Artistic Director since 2013, to get involved with our season of activities, as there are many many opportunities!
Queen of Mercy
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REHEARSE, REFINE, PLAY
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society is proud to announce the opening of a new mini black box rehearsal theatre in Vancouver's beautiful Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood. The Flower Shop is open for rentals and other opportunities. Contact us for more information or to book a rental.
HAPPENINGS IN THE DFC COMMUNITY
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret presents a new initiative to help promote the shows, workshops, events and other projects of the expansive DFC community. Check back soon, and often, to find out what's happening around town. You don't want to miss out on the creative ingenuity of our friends!
THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT CABARET PRESENTS
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is East Vancouver's beloved performance and production company, best known for creating fully immersive, theatrical worlds such as The Valley of Ashes, Hard Times Hit Parade, Scarlett Queen of Mercy, The Village Project, The Listening Jar and the annual Parade of Lost Souls.
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Annual Membership with The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society gives you discounts and pre-sale privileges on select shows. Your yearly membership will also demonstrate your support and appreciation of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret’s artistic significance and contribution to the local arts scene in Vancouver.
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