travel – The Langara Voice News, entertainment and sports from Langara College journalism students Wed, 27 Mar 2019 23:57:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 travel – The Langara Voice 32 32 Wacky travel show a hit at Langara Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:00:24 +0000 A Langara photography alumnus’s passion for documenting his travels enabled him to share his unique experience with a wide audience.]]>

Reported by Kim Lau

A Langara photography alumnus’s passion for documenting his travels enabled him to share his unique experience with a wide audience. It was the simple joy of meeting the people on his travels that made him feel lucky and happy.

“The people I met in Tibet, Burma and India are incredibly funny, kind and happy people. The more remote I’ve been, the kinder people are. Simpler life makes it more joyful,” William Jans said.

Jans is a professional photographer who graduated from Langara’s photography department and has a knack for storytelling using images he captured on his travels around the world.

That’s the pull to his long-standing travel shows, which have been seen by 80,000 Canadians over 17 years.

His latest show, A Man, A Plan, Japan, was performed at Langara on March 22.

“I’ve produced nine different shows in total. And I’m very proud to have received a standing ovation for the sold-out Shadows in Morocco show which premiered on March 15,” Jans said.

A sense of adventure

Jans said that his sense of adventure, his willingness to assimilate with the locals and learn their languages while looking for the positives in people, opened himself up to absurd events which enriched his narratives and provided a sense of the unexpected, which his viewers love about him.

The A Man, A Plan, Japan performance at Langara was Tim Nim’s second viewing.

“Jans’s narration was very good. He made it very interesting to follow along. And the way he combined still photographs to video clips made it more entertaining and interesting. It was very good,” Nim said.

Eric and Caroline Liu first saw the show about five years ago. Since then, they have visited Japan three times.

Last Friday, they returned to the theatre to reminisce about their time in Japan.

“Jans’s show was a bit of a reference as to where to go when we finally made the trip to Japan, three times in all.”

“We went to a lot of the places Jans talked about,” Caroline Liu said.

“We were able to compare what we did and what he did. We love it,” Liu said.

Interactive map: See the New York locations Langara theatre students will visit this spring Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:54:43 +0000 NYBroadwayGroup

This spring step outside the classroom and into the bustling Broadway scene of Manhattan with the New York: Theatre course while earning credit for English 1191.

Langara offers a dozen external studies courses allowing students the opportunity to study in global destinations like Italy, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, Korea and the UK.

Although attached to a considerable price tag, these courses gives students an in-depth educational experience unmatched by any classroom experience.

In the New York: Theatre course, only two weeks is spent on campus at the beginning of the course to get students familiar with modern theatre and how to analyze stage performances.

Then it’s off to the Big Apple where students study and play in the heart of New York’s theatre district.

The 21-day trip includes a variety of dramatic performances, a handful of iconic theater tours and visits to hidden gems of the theatre scene.

View Langara external studies: New York Theatre in a larger map

There is also plenty of time for students to explore on their own.

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The course runs from April 22 – June 1 under the eyes Langara instructors Dr. Joanne Horwood and Jill Goldberg.

The next information session is Feb. 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Room A218.


Reported by Amy Jones