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RWB's Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Sponsored by CBC Vancouver

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed classical ballet, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, April 7 to 9, 2016.

April 7-9

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed classical ballet, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, April 7 to 9, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. CBC Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko will host the closing night reception on Saturday April 9. A transformative tale of hope and understanding, the production honours the many stories, both told and untold, experienced by First Nations Residential School survivors and their families. 

The ballet tells the story of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary lifestyle of excess. But when she meets Gordon, a mystical trickster disguised as a homeless man, she's propelled into an otherworldly realm where the pair travels the roads of their ancestors, rife with injustice and abuse. As they learn to carry one another's burdens on their journey through the past and towards a hopeful future, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth there is no reconciliation. 

Receiving widespread acclaim, Going Home Star is a powerful production that bravely faces the pains and atrocities of Canada's past, while giving hope for healing and wholeness in our future.

For tickets, visit ticketmaster.ca or 1.855.985.ARTS (2787).

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