The Friday Round Up
It’s December – well almost, and this is a week that has something for everyone!
For those more into the contemporary scene, Tonight and tomorrow you can still see Chunking, the plastic orchid factory evening-length ensemble work which explores how we relate to what we see. This playful and visually compelling piece is created in collaboration with lighting designer James Proudfoot, media artist Josh Hite, sound designer Kevin Legere and five contemporary dance artists. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8pm. Tix
Have you heard already of the Bad Boys of Dance? Get $10 off, loyal reader, when you use the code TENOFF when you buy your tickets on line at Ticketmaster. So if you want to see some bad boys strutting their stuff, head on over to The Centre for the Performing Arts tonight and tomorrow, 8pm and Saturday 2pm matinee. Tix. Photo rusiti.ru
Sunday Dec 2 Dance Allsorts and the Vancouver Tap Dance Society presents It’s About Time. With live jazz musicians, the dancers engage audiences in an unforgettable percussive conversation that features tones, syncopated rhythms and over the top steps executed in rapid fire succession. This is tap at its best! Roundhouse Community Centre, 2pm. TIx
Opening this Thursday Dec 6 thru Saturday Dec 8, is the much anticipated Karoshi, Shay Kuebler’s full-length work dealing with “death from overwork”. Kuebler draws on his work in martial arts, hip hop and contemporary dance to create physically explosive, high energy choreography for an outstanding all-male ensemble, incorporating live taiko drumming (by Uzume Taiko’s Jason Overy) and video. Dance Centre 8pm. Tix Photo David Cooper