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Sasha Ivanochko
Part of the Series: Freedom
Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses…
Kidd Pivot
Part of the Series: Freedom
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal…
Sustainable Architecture
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
Sustainability is taking root at the forefront of architects' design philosophies. The Currents, a ten-storey residential tower and new home to the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is a green development from the partnership of Peter Busby and Windmill Developments in…
Arts & Crafts
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
We look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the imprint he left on residential architecture in North America. We consider why he is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, and visit one of the…
Farmhouse Design
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
Canada boasts a wealth of agricultural land unparalleled in the world. This program takes a look at the architectural roots of the farmhouses that dot our landscape. A Saskatchewan prairie homestead, a Southern Ontario farmhouse, and a ranch home near…
Rubberbandance
Part of the Series: Freedom
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on…
The Holy Body Tattoo
Part of the Series: Freedom
Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical dance choreography against a multi-media backdrop. Their performances are highly…
Kokoro
Part of the Series: Freedom
Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Modernism
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
This program takes apart the broad term "modern". We review the origins of modern styles that strip away artifice and take residential architecture in a new direction of flat roofs, straight lines and walls of glass. From the first designs…
House And Garden
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
The garden is resurging as an essential component to making a home complete. The Grey Walls in East Lothian Scotland, by architect Edward Luytens and gardens by Gertrude Jeckle, is a traditional garden house transformed into a luxury hotel. Architect…
Victorian Era
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
The last half of the nineteenth century was rich in decorative architectural styles, originating in Britain. We trace the roots of the Queen Anne, Italianate and Gothic Revival styles in Britain and visit a historic home built during the time…
Condo Living
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
An inside look at the condominium and how they have become the retrofit for condensed luxury living. #1. A self-contained community of 90 luxury condos in Toronto. #2. Designer Kenneth Ko's hillside condo in Hong Kong. #3. The Wallis House,…
Lola Dance
Part of the Series: Freedom
Lola Maclaughlin's namesake company is Vancouver-based and celebrated across North America. Lola's attention to detail and research comes from an academic mindset that forms the basis for all of her work. In fact, Lola's search for her life's path took…
Yasmina Ramzy
Part of the Series: Freedom
Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping…
Environmental Architecture
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
Many architects the world over have concerns about our environment. A look at homes built with the latest environment-friendly technologies. #1. Naturno Italy is built of natural, local materials and provides a healthy lifestyle. #2. Innova House in Kanata, Ontario…
Art Deco / Art Moderne
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
Art Deco and Moderne originated in Europe and were marked by stylized ornamental detailing. We will visit homes that stand as works of art, featuring mosaics, detailed metalworks magnificent stained glass. Only a few homes in Canada including Ottawa's French…
Teardowns And Infill
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
One way architects are responding to urban sprawl is by recycling prime sites in desirable urban neighborhoods where they either infill a new home or tear down an existing one. Architect John Patkau creatively reused a narrow lot in English…
Site-Specific Architecture
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
Designing a site-specific home requires a lot of artistry on behalf of the architect. Architect Brad Lamoureux's Residence II is a contemporary home perfectly fitted to its steep West Vancouver location. Architect Richard Horden's private residence in Poole Harbor, England…
Classically Georgian
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
This icon of architectural styles is the most popular of the twentieth century revival styles. We find its origins in a villa on the river Thames in England as well as in the American South. In Canada, we find early…
Architects Retreats
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
How do architects go about creating a retreat for themselves? With a combination of knowledge and years of experience that results in a home worth retreating to. An exclusive look at three architects' ideas of perfect serenity. Sweet Pond, Architect…