Performing Arts

The artistic tradition is deeply rooted in Italy: since the Roman Empire and through the splendors of the Renaissance, Italy has been a leader in the world for artistic production, both in quality and quantity: While there are breathtaking views that only a visitor in Italy can really experience, masterpieces of performing art are more easily transported overseas, for our audience to enjoy.

Through vibrant collaborations with local or Italian partners or through collaborations with community art groups, Il Centro is able to bring to our Vancouver audience the best of Italian artistic production, both classical or contemporary, or to keep alive folkloric traditions that migrating Italians brought with them to Canada.


VSO @ Il Centro
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performed “An Italian Rhapsody!”

Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro in concert with “La mia Italia”.

BellaLuna Production performed a staged reading of Nobel Prize Luigi Pirandello’s masterpiece Così è se vi pare («Absolutely, perhaps»).

Tapestry Exhibit
Vancouver-based artist Ruth Jones was featured in our museum with the special exhibit “Interior Castle: the Tapestries of Ruth Jones”.

Community theatre group I Commedianti performed Nobel Prize Luigi Pirandello’s only comedy, L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù on June 27, during the celebrations for Italian Heritage Month 2013.

The Vancouver Italian Folk Chorus delivers several performances throughout the year at Il Centro.

Festa Italiana @ Il Centro
The children of the Famee Furlane Balletto dancing to the tune of traditional folk songs on Festa Italiana during the celebrations for Italian Heritage Month.

The Italian Choir of BC delighting the Italian-speaking audience with a karaoke-style performance during the celebrations for Italian Heritage Month.