Antonio Sánchez (USA/Mexico)

BiRDMAN: LiVE

February 1, 2018

Main Stage
Photo: J. Bettman
BiRDMAN LiVE

It’s a night at the movies like no other. This is a very special event with Antonio Sánchez, one of the world’s greatest living drummers, accompanying the Oscar-winning film Birdman live. It’s peak virtuosity: an epic score for an epic film, performed in the flesh by its master creator. Sánchez’ tour-de-force performance, in all its percussive glory, has received applause across the globe: from L.A. to Sydney, São Paulo to Mexico City.

Most of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film unfolds as if in one continuous cinematic shot, and Sánchez’ score is the perfect complement— it rolls along to the action with a nervous energy, stretching out like a drumroll for the world’s longest high-wire act. The screen belongs to stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, but Sánchez owns the stage, rolling out his beats in perfect time to the movie. Broadway meets Hollywood, as cinema, theatre and music are joined in spectacular rhythm.

[A] groundbreaking soundtrack powered almost entirely by raw, naked drum solos.

Los Angeles Times

BiRDMAN LiVE
Photo: BógarAdame
BiRDMAN LiVE
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

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Venue

918 Granville Street, Vancouver

When

February 1
120 minutes, no intermission


8:00PM

Extra

Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult due to the film’s classification.


COMPOSER, PERFORMER Antonio Sánchez

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