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Ghislaine Doté presents a theatrical rendition of French classics from 1920 to 1970 (Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour…). We follow the journey of a schoolgirl and her most unexpected interest in literature and poetry.

To comply with the B.C. government’s health and safety regulations, the show will be only live-streamed, so that everyone in the francophone community can enjoy it. The show will be video-recorded and broadcast live on the online ticket website "". Once you have purchased tickets on the website, you will receive a streaming link by email. This link is unique and cannot be shared.  


Member ticket: $5

Non-member: $10

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A warm performer, known for her presence on stage, Ghislaine Doté, born in France and grew up in Cote d'Ivoire, started her artistic career as a dancer and choreographer in Montreal. There, she danced for various companies, notably Van Grimde Corps Secret, Flak, and more importantly Sinha Danse, a company she remained with for 9 years, which combines contemporary, Indian dance, and martial arts. In 2008, after a successful audition, Ghislaine is one of the finalists for Canada’s first edition of “So you think You Can Dance”. That same year, she is cast as a dancer in Berger-Plamondon’s acclaimed musical “Starmania”, and falls in love with singing. She has been pursuing it since. After moving to Vancouver, Ghislaine rekindled her love for "la chanson française" and decided to introduce to British Columbians the beauty and poetry of French melodies. As a lead singer for “Stranger Brew”, she made her mark in Festivals Pacifique en Chanson and Chant'Ouest. More recently, she participated in the virtual event Contact Ouest.  A prolific artist, Ghislaine alternates between musical theatre, theatre, and singing. In Vancouver, she recently performed in the Arts Club production of “The Sound of Music. She performed with Théâtre La Seizième in “Nos repaires (4)”. Ghislaine was also seen in Camyar Chai’s adaptation of Richard III for Seven Tyrants Theatre "Richard and his Women". Her love for theatre inspired the creation of “L’École buissonnière” (Skipping school), which combines French songs and theatre. Thanks to a grant from the Canada Arts Council, Ghislaine will be recording her first EP and will release it by the end of the summer. | Facebook: Ghislainedotemusic


Ken Cormier, pianist

Ken Cormier is a freelance pianist and musical director based in Vancouver, Canada. He currently music directs Vancouver's Arts Club Stanley Theatre productions, most recently The Sound of Music and Matilda at the Stanley in 2019. A graduate of the University of British Columbia School of Music with a degree in piano performance, Ken is equally at home in the classical, jazz, and pop genres. His professional career began with 3 seasons as a repetiteur with the Vancouver Opera. Ken also appeared with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as a jazz/pop rhythm section player. Ken’s career takes different turns. He composes and arranges scores for choirs, bands, and orchestras. A recent “Isolation Commission” by the Little Chamber Music series resulted in an improvised original solo piano performance called “Night Ride" which was posted as a part of the compendium of various works produced during the current pandemic by a wide cross-section of Vancouver’s professional musical artists.

As a choral accompanist, his longstanding connection with the internationally acclaimed, recently Juno-nominated Chor Leoni Men's Choir resulted in several albums and worldwide tours.



Mark Haney, double bass

Named one of the Globe and Mail’s “Canadian Arts Heroes of 2020” for his work during the pandemic as Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Little Chamber Music, Mark Haney is deeply motivated by issues of identity, culture, and community. Composer in Residence at Mountain View Cemetery since 2015, Mark’s compositions have earned national attention (“11”, “Aim for the Roses”), a Jessie Richardson Award Nomination for Composition (Small Stage), and extensive press coverage for “3339”, his retelling of the Terry Fox Story through the lens of the Hero’s Journey, as well as “Omnis Temporalis”, a musical reconstruction of the acclaimed cartoonist Seth’s award-winning graphic novel “George Sprott”, being released in a deluxe vinyl edition in 2021 by Montreal’s Drawn and Quarterly Publishers. 

Mark is best known for “Aim for the Roses”, an avant-garde double bass suite that tells the true story of Canadian daredevil Ken Carter through narration, layers of double bass, and a musical representation of 499 digits of pi. John Bolton’s film of the same name, which opened the 2016 DOXA Festival and has screened in festivals around the world as well as on the CBC Doc channel, tells the stories of Mark and Ken Carter and their respective obsessions with their passion projects.

As a double bassist Mark has performed throughout North America in a wide variety of genres.


Skipping school

Skipping school is an original production created by Ghislaine Doté. A theatrical rendition of French classics from 1920 to 1970 (Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour…). We follow the journey of a schoolgirl and her most unexpected interest in literature and poetry. The show "Skipping school" is supported by le théâtre la Seizième as part of its artistic micro-residencies program.


Ghislaine Doté: voice
Ken Cormier: piano
Mark Haney: double bass
Rachel Peake: artistic consultant
Tiffany Bishop: costume consultant

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