Shane Koyczan: 'On Love'
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This season's In Residence program features award-winning spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. On the most celebrated day of love, Koyczan will be back to premiere more new work directly inspired by his time visiting the Glenbow collection which exposed him to many stories of love.
Koyczan is remembered by many for his performance at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. For many, his performance was the highlight of the evening and it was that performance that launched Koyczan to the world stage.
The sincerity and wit in Shane's poems are known to speak directly to the heart and you may find yourself laughing hysterically and crying uncontrollably all in one evening. David Bidini, who writes for The Globe and Mail remarked, "Shane swallowed the stage with the power of his verse, stepping from subdued deep hot sad love poetry to hip-hop power chord meta-meter, throttling the crowd with the weight of his rhymes, and effectively wiping the stage with us. And so, a whole new generation of rhyme readers will be born[...]"
Glenbow's In Residence program invites diverse artists from a variety of disciplines to interact with Glenbow's exhibitions and art collections and create a new work that debuts to the public at Glenbow. The first year of In Residence saw Calgary singer/songwriter Kris Demeanor develop and facilitate a series of participatory encounters where audience members became co-creators.
Show your romantic side with an evening outside the traditional dinner and a movie this Valentine's Day.