So pull on the rubber boots, get out the brolly and venture out to all the amazing dance that is happening this week!
In DanceHouse’s second show of the season, L-E-V and Sharon Eyal bring us HOUSE, November 14 and 15. For many years Sharon Eyal was muse, dancer, and choreographer at Batsheva Dance. With her own company L-E-V (heart in Hebrew), she and collaborator Gai Behar make work that could be equally at home at a techno club or an opera house. Since its inception in 2013, L-E-V has fed off of emerging technologies and integrated them effortlessly and unobtrusively into cross-disciplinary stagings. L-E-V is the confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art, and technology—each uniquely expressive while emotionally entwined. With a sensibility seen here in 2013’s Corps de Walk, House’s fiercely talented dancers move with expressive precision as they explore what a house truly is: a home, a club, an asylum, a way station. Take a peek here. Once again, an opportunity to see one of the hottest companies on the international dance scene! At the Vancouver Playhouse 8pm. Tix (Photo by Christopher Duggan)
Don’t miss Bboyizm, at the Cultch until October 26, in their new work Music Creates Opportunity! The piece features traditional street dances including rocking, b-boying, house dancing and pantsula- a street dance from Soweto, South Africa. It showcases music as a universal language that offers a multitude of possibilities for expression. Whether the music is an external force or created by the dancers themselves, music is the critical link between dancers. Take a look at Bboyizm here. Tickets and info.
Denise Clarke’s Wag continues at the Firehall Arts Centre until October 25. A comedy of tragic proportions Denise Clarke dances her way through this solo performance of tender stories and beautiful music. Loss and cheerful discoveries permeate this blend of monologue and movement, which presents a mosaic of highly personal moments told in Clarke’s signature style. wag is a balm for your heart, a kick in the pants, and essential viewing from this seminal artist. Info and tix.
October 24 and 25 The Contingency Plan and Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre present THE INTERPLAY PROJECT, a contemporary performance lab that celebrates innovation and experimentation in the performing arts. Curated by The Contingency Plan, the production provides an opportunity for artists to play, challenge and discover new ideas around collaboration and performance. The art of live performance will continue to surprise, provoke and engage the audience. Seven diverse, interdisciplinary artistic partnerships from emerging and established artists working in the visual arts, performance art, dance, music, spoken word, theatre, new media and lighting design, including Naomi Brand & Ben Brown, plastic orchid factory and Amal Rana, Priti Gami Shah & Noor Attar. At the Moberly Arts Centre, 8pm. For more info
October 29 venture out to see the studio showing of 12 Minutes Max. 12MM aims to foster experimentation and the development of new work, along with critical feedback and community dialogue. The participants receive subsidized studio space at Scotiabank Dance Centre to research and create their works, with input from the guest curators, and share their work in an informal studio showing open to the public. This years artists are Naomi Brand, Kara Nolte, Jane Osborne and Daisy Thompson. Read the blog here. 6pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. FREE